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Pryme8
07-30-2012, 05:10 PM
I decided to make a more pen an paper style map... its a WIP but here is what I got so far!

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does anyone have any links to tutorials on how to do gold?

Seraphine_Harmonium
07-30-2012, 05:19 PM
Gold is tricky to imitate. Never figured out how to do that.

I really like that border you used. Really cool. And the compass. Did you make that or acquire it somewhere?

arsheesh
07-30-2012, 08:13 PM
Interesting design. Look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Pryme8
07-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Gold is tricky to imitate. Never figured out how to do that.

I really like that border you used. Really cool. And the compass. Did you make that or acquire it somewhere?


made ^_^ thank you, I will touch it up but its colors are a place holder right now

cfds
07-31-2012, 07:35 AM
The problem with metals in general is that they are reflective. As long as you have nothing to reflect in them they just look either very bright or very dark.

Pryme8
07-31-2012, 01:58 PM
there has to be a way to simulate gold though...

Seraphine_Harmonium
07-31-2012, 02:04 PM
Try playing with your gradient tool. I know people commonly simulate metals by having bands of lighter "reflection" merging into darker color bands.

Diamond
07-31-2012, 02:25 PM
There's a tutorial on here - can't remember who wrote it - that shows how to do a beaten gold look that looks pretty sweet. Check in the Tutorials section.

Pryme8
07-31-2012, 04:10 PM
Try playing with your gradient tool. I know people commonly simulate metals by having bands of lighter "reflection" merging into darker color bands.

I know how to do that, and I can make text look like gold, its just gradients on your strokes fill and then on a inside path fill... but I was hoping for something more realistic... Ill check out this beaten gold tut!

Seraphine_Harmonium
07-31-2012, 07:21 PM
I know how to do that, and I can make text look like gold, its just gradients on your strokes fill and then on a inside path fill... but I was hoping for something more realistic... Ill check out this beaten gold tut!

Yeah, anything more realistic is beyond my knowledge at the moment.

Diamond
08-02-2012, 12:46 AM
Here we go: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?6952-Beaten-Gold-effect-in-Photoshop&highlight=beaten+gold Thank ya Coyotemax! :D