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Thread: Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos - Home of the Blob

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    Wip Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos - Home of the Blob

    I had a couple of appointments no-show on me this morning so I started playing with "the blob".
    I found a couple rock pics on cgtextures that I am going to use to make caves.
    Here is what I am starting with:

    Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos -  Home of the Blob-blob-floor.jpgAug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos -  Home of the Blob-blob-floor1.jpg

    I applied the blob as a mask and then did a little photo editing ( bevels and shadows ) and I end up with this:

    Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos -  Home of the Blob-blob-walls.png


    Next I'll layer it over the floor and then add effects.
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    Mostly finished, may add a few touch-ups later.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos -  Home of the Blob-caverns-chaos.jpg

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    Looking nice Bogie. I assume you put a outer glow around your "Wall " Layer. Instead of black Which seems to me to separate the walls from the floor . How about trying a color between the light floor and darker walls to see if that will "ground" them together.
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    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

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    Thanks. Yes I did use a black outer glow to highlight the walls.
    Do you mean I should use a colored outer glow ( brown instead of Black ) like this:
    Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos -  Home of the Blob-caverns-chaos_bg-copy-2.jpg

    Or that I should not use Outer Glow at all, and should add a colored highlight that is painted on and goes over both the floor and wall so they are not "separated".
    Like this:
    Aug/Sept 2014 Lite Challenge: The Caverns of Chaos -  Home of the Blob-caverns-chaos_bg3.jpg

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    I meant the first but the second softens the sharp edge of the wall much better. I would make the overlap on the floor smaller or just soften the transition between the two. Lower the opacity a bit perhaps .
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    I like the effect on the upper half where the beveled wall is dark, I don't like it as much on the lower half where the bevel is bright. Is there a way to get the bevel to be dark all the way around?

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    Sure you can set the highlight to a darker color and the blend mode from screen to multiply ! That ;with some tweaking should give you the effect you want !
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Ii love how each cartographer of the contest develop really different approach from an abstract form and your idea of a cavern is really cool!

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    @ Lostatsea: Thanks, I tried it and it works well.
    @ Francissimo: Glad you like it. I've done a couple regional maps, but encounter maps is more my style.

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    Just out of curiosity, what are the buckyball thingys in the basket?

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