Well there you go then. To my benefit it has been over 20 years since I bothered studying castles. Thanks for the great links! The images are coming up fine for me.
The main point was the colour desaturation, but it looks like you've attended to that already. The supporting butresses I've put in look horrid, but I was thinking more along the lines of something to just break up that perfectly circular shape a bit.
Ah, Caernarfon and Conwy Castle. It has been some time since I went there on a school exchange trip.
Two in harmony surpass one in perfection
It has been a while since I worked on this map. I started working on the 2nd level and misfortune struck. A bit of carelessness on my part (I accidentally hit the save button after resizing the image) + a power outage = I lost the full size map! Grrrr....
Here's what I had:
Now I have to rebuild the map from scratch unless anyone has any suggestions for resizing the map without losing any image quality.
Oh well, I've decided to take a break and work on an old school Castle Ruins map to help rejuvenate my spirits. Here's the first draft (I still have a lot of work to do):
I was reading the outline post in my inbox thinking ohh bad and I doubt it but after seeing this map image I think that you might be able to do it as its more of a diagram than a photo.
You will need to separate the parts of the map into their own bits. Then taking one - say the black you need to resize it using almost any algo up to full size and beyond - say twice the required. Then blur it a lot and then use contrast or better color curves to get the shape back again. Not 100% contrast but say 80%. Do that for each part and use them as masks to put the texture back in. I'll see if I can post an example.
Its not as good as the original but its better than a straight resample.
Thanks for the tip, Redrobes. I'll look into that.