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    Default January/February 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Compass Rose

    This is my first time submitting/uploading something. Feedback is much appreciated.

    Any tips on how to add shading/highlights to give it some more "pop"? I'm still learning photoshop.

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    Hi and great you're joining in! One thing I notice is that you've got anti-aliasing (the blurring edges) going on the orange and light gray, but not on the dark grey. That throws the eye a bit. To add shading and highlights? Pop? Hmm ... that really depends on the effect you're going for. A simple and effective one is to boost the contrast. But I'm possibly not the best person to ask about photoshop, since I'm more of a vector lover ...

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    To highlight it more, you could use a thin dark line on the edges. To get the effect use "Inner Glow" on photoshop.

    as an example this is a grey figure with and without the inner glow.
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    Wip

    Here is an updated version with shadows and glows.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Any tips on how to fix the aliasing issue?

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    You could select just the mid-grey section with the wand tool and give it a 0,5 px gaussian blur, I suppose ...

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    Hi Creios, really cool shape . I agree with Bogie for highlighting and Lukc fo blurring the dark grey part. And: if symbols are embossed, maybe they should cast little (more) shadow...

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    Hey everyone, thanks for the feedback.

    I added more shadows and highlights. I still can't fix the anti-aliasing, even with the blur.

    Here is the latest version:

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    You might try this http://www.phong.com/tutorials/anti-alias/ and see if that helps fix your anti-aliasing problems. I tried it out on your compass rose and it seems to work. Probably better for you since you would have all the layers to play with.

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    Thesslian: Thanks for that tutorial!

    Here is the updated image.

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    Nice work, much better!

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