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    You can do it that way, but you can also do it with the drop shadow filter. Make sure you have a selection that includes all the walls and internal walls. Then go to Filter->Shadows (I think)->drop shadow. Play around with the setting and the displacement and that should give you the overall glow.
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    I messed around with this all day:

    • I cleaned up my masks.
    • Stripped out the dropshadow.
    • Added a triplet of texture layers for the interior walls, but eventually just would up stripping them all out again.
    • Layered on the "torstan watercolor shadow" effect.
    • Created a siggy thing. (definately needs work)

    Huge (30x30) cave intersection-three-way-cavern_plain_walls_merged_small.jpg and for comparison, the original Huge (30x30) cave intersection-three-way-cavern_merged_small.jpg

    I think my next project will be a little smaller.

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    I like em both but if it were me I'd put a lil bit o texture on the brown walls. That's also why I'm not much of a painter
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    This time sure! Nothin' up ma sleeve! Presto! Acension, your comment made me go back to it and find a decent texture. Then I had to redo all my shadows again.

    Huge (30x30) cave intersection-three-way-cavern_new_better_walls_merged_small.jpg

    What I was trying for is something like this:

    Huge (30x30) cave intersection-rock_wall.jpg
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    Right right, you might want to increase the scale of the pattern used for the texture and you also might want to lower its opacity so that it isn't so dominating...think subtle. The example there also has a slight bevel on it.
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    Ah I begin to see! Select then Filter > Decor > Bevel. Repeat until satisfied. I'm gonna call this one finished:

    Huge (30x30) cave intersection-pretty_much_final.jpg

    This has been almost more fun than I can stand

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