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    The whole things looks great. Without the wagon ruts? What an idea! Mud roads that wagons use have ruts. Without them, the road would look unrealistic. (I.e. see the previous version.) I like the technique you used with the ruts too. I'm definitely going to steal that method!
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    Thanks! Unfortunately my wagon rut making technique is a top secret family recipe protected by 9 separate patents,,,,,,

    Actually, I just covered the road with hoofprints using this set of "Tracks" cover. Then I used the brush tool set at Black line, about 50 pixels wide, 50% hardness and 20% opacity. Then I just drew the ruts by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogie View Post
    Thanks! Unfortunately my wagon rut making technique is a top secret family recipe protected by 9 separate patents,,,,,,

    Actually, I just covered the road with hoofprints using this set of "Tracks" cover. Then I used the brush tool set at Black line, about 50 pixels wide, 50% hardness and 20% opacity. Then I just drew the ruts by hand.

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    I'll do my modified technique® in Fractal Mapper 8, which will be similar to but a bit different from yours. However, I think the result will be about the same. Your ruts gave me a good idea how I can make mine look a bit better than they have to date.
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    yuppers ...I am liking this.

    Another nitpick though would be that the wagon looks like it was parallel parked. I think that the path around the wagon park area would be more rounded as i would think that it would be easier for the wagoner to hitch the horses and then do a sharp turn with the wagon, than have to back them up. Esp. with that rock at the corner

    BTW, love the shoeing station
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korash View Post
    yuppers ...I am liking this.

    Another nitpick though would be that the wagon looks like it was parallel parked. I think that the path around the wagon park area would be more rounded as i would think that it would be easier for the wagoner to hitch the horses and then do a sharp turn with the wagon, than have to back them up. Esp. with that rock at the corner

    BTW, love the shoeing station
    Yeah, that shoeing station was a great Idea, thanks.

    The wagon was bugging me, but I couldn't quite figure out what was wrong. I think I have a quick fix for that I can do tonight.

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    Following Korash's advice I made an area for the wagon to be turned around and on Anomiecoallition's advice I doubled up on the wall shadows.

    I also included the original map in a side by side comparison so you don't have to go back to the 1st post to see it.
    The difference in size of the 2 maps is because the original was rendered at a much smaller size / resolution, I don't have a larger version of it.
    The original map is 19" wide at 72dpi the new map is 32" wide at 100dpi

    I think I am finished.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux-blacksmithshop-comparison_bg.jpg

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    Looking real GOOD! Side by side What an Improvement !! Good Luck !
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    Wow yeah, the second version definitely is a lot more polished than the first. Great work Bogie, I especially like the water.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the help and nice comments.

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