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    Wip October Entry: Elven village

    I've always wanted to try this sort of thing so here goes. I put this together in 3 hours so it's nowhere near finished...lots of tweaking to do on shadows, gotta orient my patterns correctly to the shapes, and all sorts of stuff. The trees all come from the Dunjinni user created forums with some home made tweaks. Oy, now that I've posted it I've gotta lighten it up some.

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    I like this one a lot

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    Great idea Ascension and promising start
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    Great idea, looking forward to seeing more of this.
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    Quick update:

    fixed the patterns on my wooden platforms
    tweaks in the creek and land
    autumn leaves
    started working on the railings on the platforms
    general lightening

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    This is a super map which is tugging on my vote Is there a possibility of doing the same map but with all the trees translucent so that characters could be positioned on the ground. What app are you using for this too ? Just PS with trees as icons etc ?

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    This is really starting to come together quite nicely.
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    Red -- sure, when I have it finished I'll do up a copy with the trees turned down to oh I dunno 25-50% opacity...the river bed is a standard Photoshop pattern called gravel with a brownish-orange-gray color overlay set to soft light, the grass comes from one of the sites listed here in the guild (might be cgtextures, not sure though) with color overlays and height mapping, the river waves and trees all come from the Dunjinni forums, the wood comes from a pic of an old door with a black innner glow and light tan color overlay. Oddly enough, none of the trees used in this particular set is an oak or ash or other "normal" elfy tree. If you'd like I could put together a tutorial on how this is coming together, it's fairly program non-specific so GIMPers should be able to follow it as well...it's mostly patterns, glows, and color overlays with black and white shading to add depth The shadows are gonna be real tricky though.

    Going to the pumpkin patch tomorrow so I thought I'd put a color mod on the village. I thought it looked pretty cool so here it is. A full layer of straight up orange set to Hue.
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    Me-sa likin' the 'pumpkin-y' version too!
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    I think I might like the pumpkiny version better

    throw some gold and red in there and you have autumnal elves
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