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    I'm new here, so I thought I'd try my hand at one of these contests and maybe learn something along the way.



    Here's the original.

    The attachment is what I have after separating the layers and adding a few effects in Photoshop. It's a bit dark, but that will be addressed soon enough. I'm particularly fond of the texture on the floor; if you look closely, you'll see what I mean.

    More to come, I hope.
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    I think your emboss effect is a bit too strong...you end up with really sharp highlights and really sharp shadows that detract from the layout. This is especially apparent on the walls. I'd experiment a bit with the lighting effects filter and cut back a bit on the intensity. Check this pic out.
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    Thank for the advice.

    Here it is again after a little tweaking.
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    That made a HUGE difference, gothica! Wow--nicely done.
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    Yes yes, much better. The only trouble now is that the walls look like markings on the floor. Is there some way to get some height back into them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrandon View Post
    That made a HUGE difference, gothica! Wow--nicely done.
    Thank you. I did a little beforehand, but Arcana's lighting tip definitely made the difference.

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    Yes yes, much better. The only trouble now is that the walls look like markings on the floor. Is there some way to get some height back into them ?
    I don't know. I'll have to see if there's something I can do.

    Thanks for the feedback guys, I really appreciate it. I've just been here for a couple of days now, and I already feel like I'm learning something.


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    Just a little update... Added the doors and a couple of the features.
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    NOW its starting to come together!
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    This is looking fantastic! Wow--nice work.

    Two things, however, throw me off: 1) the very hard edges of the walls; I'd fix that somehow to look less geometric, for it clashes with the rough stone feel; 2) the thin walls! Surely there's something we can do about those, even though in the original map? They just look ridiculous and inexplicable.

    Great job.
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