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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    I agree about the colours. Maybe the best plan is to use a greyscale image of the wood texture to bump map the colours so that it looks like they are opaque colours painted on to rough wood. Hmmm, could you post a high res shot of the blank sign, both sides? I'll mess with the sign a bit more. That lettering is too inconspicuous and the font is wrong. Any suggestions for a nice font for this?
    Bah... you don't need no stinkin font! Just zoom in and hand letter it to give it that hand painted look. Granted, that's much easier said than done if you don't have a tablet...

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    Well I do have a tablet - just not in the same country as me right now. However my hand writing is fairly appalling. I've done a bit of hand-lettering in my time and it takes forever if it is to look half decent. I'll stick to fonts myself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post


    Well I do have a tablet - just not in the same country as me right now. However my hand writing is fairly appalling. I've done a bit of hand-lettering in my time and it takes forever if it is to look half decent. I'll stick to fonts myself...

    heh.... now I have an image stuck in my head for a sign of a small tavern somewhere with a crude painting(of an Orc of course) and the words "Da Ragin Ork" above.
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    Someone's showing a past Games Workshop addiction

    No tablet so can't do that idea justice right now, but I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Someone's showing a past Games Workshop addiction

    No tablet so can't do that idea justice right now, but I like it.
    Nope. I never could really get into the time and artistry required to be a real power war gamer. It's just that my mind tends to wander more toward story telling and the thought of a backwater(perhaps dockside in a small town in the "rough" part of town) tavern run by an Orc with attitude and bad artistic skills (to mimic my own!) made me chuckle.....


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    Here's a couple of different adaptations of the Stag's head to make it look more connected to the sign.

    This one uses soft-light layer blending to get the shadows in:
    Inn for VTT-harts-desire2.png

    and here's it on the sign:
    Inn for VTT-harts-desireex2.png

    This one uses the sign (shunted into greyscale and with adjusted levels) as a bump map:
    Inn for VTT-harts-desire3.png

    and here's it on the sign:
    Inn for VTT-harts-desireex3.png

    I'm wondering about using gothic lettering for the name - in a similar style to a lot of English pubs. I also wondered about putting a coloured background behind the stag - say a dark (British Racing) green background - to make it pop.

    Here's a quic mock up:
    Inn for VTT-harts-desire4.png
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    .... and here it is with a slightly darker background on the full sign image.

    Inn for VTT-plainsignb.png

    Any ideas for further embellishments? It's still looking a bit bare.
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    The name could go to the right og the head to fill in the blank space.

    Maybe add a cup hanging off the end of the antler?
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    Yeah, I like that a lot.

    Just letter the name on the top. The green does give it a very pub-like quality, although is that too much of an anachronism? Maybe not. I do like it though.

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    Could you post the texture that you skinned the sign with, or failing that, a shot that is 100% straight on? The one you posted is slightly skewed, which means that the bump mapping and shading on the sign image won't quite line up with the wood texture on the sign when you apply the image.

    I'm currently sans tablet at the moment - hence not getting this finished, but I'll get a final version up this weekend.
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