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    Default A Simple River Crossing with Ruins

    Thanks to those folks who made the objects I blatantly used in this - ruins, trees, rocks, etc. Made this for a VTT campaign I run during the football game last night.

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    I like the feeling of depht you achieved with the water. Very good.

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    Nicely done, my only little nitpick would be to lower the opacity of the grid so it isn't so distracting.
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    Looks outstanding! Very realistic looking. What did you use?

    I, too, would greatly reduce the opacity of the grid to where it was just visible enough that you don't have to strain real hard to see it. Grids are a necessary evil, unfortunately.

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    I made that unforgivable sin of cartographers - I merged the layers and saved as a JPEG...thus, I can't lower the opacity (at least via any method I know). We play with a projector shining upward on our playing surface and often the grid isn't very visible, so I have to over-do it a bit. Next time I'll save with the layers and/or remove the grid altogether.

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    looks good destan, to bad about the layer merging - and no, you can't really remove it once its there unless you wanna go over it all with a stamp-brush or such. Have some rep
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    I like the map a lot but I also think the grid is a bit strong. Still, you can adjust the grid even with a fixed jpeg since it has a regular spacing and a mostly unique colour. So you can pick that up and make some modifications to the image that way. Better to have saved the image in its original app file format as well as a JPG/PNG or whatever tho. One to remember for next time.

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    Wow, cool. Redrobes if it's not a huge file could you maybe send me the version you have wherein you weakened the grid? I'm at yahoo.com - name is rjsmalls. Either way, thanks.

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    good point redrobes - and nicely done ... one thinks that black is everywhere - but of course, it being a grid its easy to select only that and just paint with a lighter color - good catch
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    good point redrobes - and nicely done ... one thinks that black is everywhere - but of course, it being a grid its easy to select only that and just paint with a lighter color - good catch
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