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    10-19-2014, 08:07 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Thanks Gidde - I'm enjoying the challenge :) I've done a few more gate towers and one or two of the larger supporting fortifications that sit at...
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    10-15-2014, 07:17 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Actually the roads here are meant to be canal type waterways, where buildings will butt up against the part-submerged-then-built-on-top-of earlier...
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    10-12-2014, 05:47 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Bit more "groundwork" layers before I start buildings
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    10-12-2014, 05:36 PM
    Wow! these are all just amazing! :) My only critique if I may be so bold would be that the rivers are a bit lost when not looking close in so...
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    10-05-2014, 08:02 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Just been mucking about trying out a few quick ideas on the main city castle. This is probably the style I'll go for in terms of buildings -...
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    10-02-2014, 07:43 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Well I've tried a few things on the sloping hill thing, several looked horrible and a couple more or less seemed to work. I finally went with...
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    09-30-2014, 01:12 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Hmm yep I take your point THW, I was going for hard ridges with a man-flattened landscaped hill.. mostly because this is sort of what I drew...
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    09-30-2014, 02:59 AM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Done a bit of shadow from the large hill, some more comb-contouring and the 1st pass on the cliff edge and beaches.. not sure how these will develop...
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    09-27-2014, 10:26 AM
    Thanks to both of you... I did apply the shadow directly to the stair layer (each step is it's on transparent layer with a shadow running across the...
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    09-25-2014, 07:17 PM
    Thanks for the praise, Bogie :) Normally, I do my maps in 150 to 300. But, the low resolution almost gives the map a colored pencil quality. Though...
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    09-25-2014, 07:12 PM
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    09-25-2014, 06:27 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Done the comb-contour lines around the large hill and a bit of detail at the river edge on the far right of the map just to see how it went. I've...
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    09-25-2014, 03:55 PM
    Thanks, madcowchef :D When I apply the layer style to the wall layer in step 2 (see below), it gets rid of the pattern clipping from step 1. Thanks...
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    09-25-2014, 02:44 PM
    In 2009 I made this very simple, basic map and posted it here: I have never been happy with how it turned out and have tinkered and played...
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    09-25-2014, 02:26 PM
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    JPQuinn liked post by - Max - On thread : Max's Workshop
    I was drawing a few mountains to practice and I figured I would share a bit of the process here: The steps: 1. Moutains main outlines on some texture 2. Adding Ridges 3. Adding detail ridges...
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    JPQuinn liked post by fifty On thread : Nostapyrax
    Just been mucking about trying out a few quick ideas on the main city castle. 68160 This is probably the style I'll go for in terms of buildings - with the finished version being a lot more,...
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    JPQuinn liked post by Neyjour On thread : Dungeon Redux
    Very nice work on this so far! :) About shadows... ditto what madcowchef said. And I always put my dropshadows on their own separate layers, that way you can lower the opacity if you want them...
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    JPQuinn liked post by madcowchef On thread : Dungeon Redux
    Well aside from the obvious lowering the opacity for you shadows, you can also use a tinted color (slightly orange black to indicate most of the ambient light will be fire light for instance) and set...
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    JPQuinn liked post by arsheesh On thread : The Isles of Mist - A Free Hexcrawl Adventure
    Hi all. A few weeks back I posted my map of the Isles of Thild (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/26244-island-thild.html) to the finished maps section. I don't want to necropost on...
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    JPQuinn liked post by Green-Pilgrim On thread : Prince of Cups Project - Level 1 (first time with Photoshop)
    Well, here's what I got when I took your advice bud. 62381 I use gimp so I basically used the same concepts and instruction. Since my background was a lot darker than yours I punched up the...
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    JPQuinn liked post by thomax On thread : A single afternoon dungeon crawl
    The Dread Temple Caverns Originally constructed by the dwarven outcast Banz Schteinkopf half a century ago, these caverns have seen a lot of different residents since. A couple of years ago some...
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