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    I still think you should go back and do a "creepy" version like you originally intended.
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    Working on it! Had a couple of ideas tonight which I tried out...but a long way to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    I am GOD! And you will live in strangely shaped buildings! Muahaha!!

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    Nice map

    i like actually like the fact that there are no walls. If you have good townguards, and you do not live in a politically important part of the world, you dont need them!

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    To get that spooky look I'm thinking of using a chirascuro style...works well on photos (example posted of our dried fruit bowl) but not so easy with maps.
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    Ahhh yes creepy fruit...the very building block of nightmares
    (sorry couldn't resist being a little silly)

    I actually think that ought to work really well.
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    Yeah very cool, hope it works.
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    Here it is, complete with creepy fruit!!

    Is it better than the plain jane version?
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    This is great!

    I shivered when reading the mention of the "man-eating grapefruit"-controlled area...

    I hate them in their normal condition, so they sure scare the hell out of me in their vegetal undeath. The worst monsters ever, after maybe the blood-sucking brocolis!

    Do you think you could explain how you achieved this effect (in GIMP if possible)? I remember Neon did a Feywild version of one of his maps, and I have been wondering how to efficiently make a Shadowfell version of a map ever since...

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    Thanks Fabrice!

    I used the 'India Ink' filter (arabesque) to get the sea texture. It's basically a squiggly noise filter, I can make a plain one (I don't think it tiles though) and post it for you to use.

    I also used vignetting to get the dark glow around the edges (you could just put a black layer underneath, use a layer mask of a blurred white circle to get the same effect).

    The black tendrils coming out of the border I did by using a 'smoke' filter from Alienskin Eyecandy filters. Not sure how you might replicate that in Gimp though...if you have a filter which distorts with a twirly effect you could use that on black shapes and then feather the result. Finally use a 'clouds' layer mask to give you varying opacity.

    I also increased the saturation and contrast and reduced the brightness to get the sickly oversaturated colours.

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