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    I decided to try my hand at a battlemap using Photoshop CS, and this is the result. This is the first time I have tried such a thing freehand and I'm rather pleased with the result, even if it could use some retouching. This took about 30 minutes.
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    good start whtknt, the edges are a bit blurry and the space between tiles a bit big if it's supposes to be 5 feet a square Depending on the look you're going for, a drop shadow from the walls could give some depth to the map
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    Thanks! I realize the edges were a bit blurred; I did that with a Gaussian blur intentionally in hopes of making the walls look a little more natural. I hadn't considered a drop-shadow; that may well be the way to go. The space between the tiles comes from the size of the airbrush I used when tracing the grid lines. I was hoping for a mortar-like effect and even had some greenish mold in there, but it got lost in the black. I'll try another one later.

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    It looks to me like something was killed in there and then dragged off...nice gruesomeness/mystery factor there if that's what you were going for.
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    @Jaxilon: Yep, that's exactly the effect I wanted. Thanks for noticing!

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