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    This looks really nice Bryguy...great job!
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    Yeah, looks real nice. I still think that the page edges need some work, they kind of stand out when seen with the rest. They're too much like copies of the top one, moved over a bit. Not sure how to fix that other than by hand but the rest is great and I'd hate to see people downgrade it 'cuz of the edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Yeah, looks real nice. I still think that the page edges need some work, they kind of stand out when seen with the rest. They're too much like copies of the top one, moved over a bit. Not sure how to fix that other than by hand but the rest is great and I'd hate to see people downgrade it 'cuz of the edges.
    That is a good point and I would have to agree. The pages look too uniform. Perhaps add some tears and some shape differences between them (and maybe just a little more anti-aliasing to the edges to soften them up).

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    Or even a bit of burn on some of them to show additional aging?
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    Nice touch on the strange writing, it does make more sense that a completely foreign/alien culture would not use the roman script. I agree with the others about the page edges, but the curvature of the book looks pretty awesome now
    I'm not sure I mentioned this in my first reply but I love the little crabs too.

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    It looks a bit elvish around the ears.
    Tengwar?

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    @--> Steel/Nomadic/Ascension


    Yea I think Im gonna try to redo the pages so that they are not all exactly the same, just moved over a bit

    Antialiasing is probably a good idea, and I like the idea of burn and such on some

    So different types of pages, burns, cuts/tears, did i get all of it?


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    Yep, it is

    Found it while searching for a good font the other day, and I loved the look of it so I downloaded and installed it

    Thanks for the comments guys, Ill fix the pages tomorrow
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    Not to be elitist or mean or anything, but I think tengwar is kind of over used. It looks great, I love it myself, but I wouldn't use it for anything non-tolkien related.
    There's less recognizable and less used fonts out there.
    Maybe i'm just a bit nerdy, I guess a trekkie would way the same if you used klingon letters...
    Your map is very good and I like what you've done with the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoel View Post
    Not to be elitist or mean or anything, but I think tengwar is kind of over used. It looks great, I love it myself, but I wouldn't use it for anything non-tolkien related.
    There's less recognizable and less used fonts out there.
    Maybe i'm just a bit nerdy, I guess a trekkie would way the same if you used klingon letters...
    Your map is very good and I like what you've done with the book.
    thanks


    I guess I can try out some other types of fonts to, just to see what they look like. I have an Aurek besh font stored away somewhere, along with a star gate Guo'old one. Ill browse around and try things out to see if anything works better

    edit: found some at dafont that look cool

    http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=...ge=1&nb_ppp=50

    http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=...ge=1&nb_ppp=20

    First is some ancient looking ones, second is just foreign. I prefer Elvish Ring, Sanguinas Curae, Alphabet of the Magi, Tengwar Gandalf and Tengwar Teleri and Tengwar Noldor

    Oh so many good ones... which do u guys think would look best? if u want, I can put up a version with all of them or different versions for each one.

    For some reason I just love the tengwar fonts
    Last edited by bryguy; 01-15-2009 at 09:42 AM.
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    "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many things."

    "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."


    -Lewis Carrol: Through the Looking Glass

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    Okay Ive redone the pages, and I think they look much better

    I could hardly tell the individual pages apart from one another on the right side, so I gave them a slight drop shadow on the right.

    I also scaled down the text at the bottom (it may be a little blurry, but that happened when I scaled it down to 1000x1000) , since it wouldnt fit at the size it had been with the new pages.


    Havent had time to try out different fonts yet, but Ill do that in the next version

    Now I have to get off for a bit, but Ill get back to work on it later

    edit: ah i think i figured out why some of it is blurry. I think I used the wrong type of scaling, and the type i used blurred it

    Also, I forgot the Latest WIP thing..

    ### Latest WIP ###
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    Last edited by bryguy; 01-15-2009 at 12:00 PM.
    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone," it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
    "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many things."

    "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."


    -Lewis Carrol: Through the Looking Glass

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