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    I'm new here, so I thought I'd try my hand at one of these contests and maybe learn something along the way.



    Here's the original.

    The attachment is what I have after separating the layers and adding a few effects in Photoshop. It's a bit dark, but that will be addressed soon enough. I'm particularly fond of the texture on the floor; if you look closely, you'll see what I mean.

    More to come, I hope.
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    I think your emboss effect is a bit too strong...you end up with really sharp highlights and really sharp shadows that detract from the layout. This is especially apparent on the walls. I'd experiment a bit with the lighting effects filter and cut back a bit on the intensity. Check this pic out.
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    Thank for the advice.

    Here it is again after a little tweaking.
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    That made a HUGE difference, gothica! Wow--nicely done.
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    Yes yes, much better. The only trouble now is that the walls look like markings on the floor. Is there some way to get some height back into them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrandon View Post
    That made a HUGE difference, gothica! Wow--nicely done.
    Thank you. I did a little beforehand, but Arcana's lighting tip definitely made the difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes
    Yes yes, much better. The only trouble now is that the walls look like markings on the floor. Is there some way to get some height back into them ?
    I don't know. I'll have to see if there's something I can do.

    Thanks for the feedback guys, I really appreciate it. I've just been here for a couple of days now, and I already feel like I'm learning something.


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    Just a little update... Added the doors and a couple of the features.
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    Looking superb, industrygothica - I really like the moody colour choices and the spider-webs!

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    NOW its starting to come together!
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    This is looking fantastic! Wow--nice work.

    Two things, however, throw me off: 1) the very hard edges of the walls; I'd fix that somehow to look less geometric, for it clashes with the rough stone feel; 2) the thin walls! Surely there's something we can do about those, even though in the original map? They just look ridiculous and inexplicable.

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