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    Forests redone yet again

    There are a few gaps that will be roads once I figure out how I want to show the roads.

    Does this look better?
    Last edited by Gidde; 09-06-2009 at 06:47 PM. Reason: Replaced intermediate pic

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    I think the forests would look better with a bit more depth to them. Maybe double up on the bump map, or play with the levels on the filter a bit.

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    The forests do look better I think, though there's some room for improvement... can't really help with that, unfortunately. I make maps using standard symbols.
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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    New update: Increased the depth of the forests and added tentative political borders in the temperate area of the continent.

    Thanks for all the feedback so far guys, this is REALLY helping!
    Last edited by Gidde; 09-06-2009 at 06:51 PM. Reason: Put intermediate pic in post

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    The forests look a bit better, but now they look kinda plasticy. Try darkening the bump map overlay, and maybe adding a noise filter, and see if you like it any better.

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    Actually, I think the plastic feel of the forests might be at least partially due to the fact that the highlights & shadows are white & black (rather than shades of green). Might be worth trying that, too, to see how it changes.

    -asp

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    Thanks for hangin in through all these iterations, guys. I'm gonna get these forests right if it kills me.

    @Gregorus: Those were good suggestions; I think I like this better.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by Gidde; 09-06-2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: Put intermediate pic in post

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    Sorry for double post, but asp posted while I was updating. Asp, does this look better? If it still needs help, that's a good thing to try!

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    It does look better than your original post, in my opinion.
    It's a shame you overwrite your original image every time, so people don't see your progress, which means they can't learn from it.
    After all, this is what this forum is about, just saying.

    My next step would be to get rid of the "pixel islands".

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    Hmm. Good point; I was thinking about server space. I still have most of the intermediate steps; I'll put them back.

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