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    Wip More Traditional World Map

    I decided to make a more pen an paper style map... its a WIP but here is what I got so far!

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    does anyone have any links to tutorials on how to do gold?

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    Gold is tricky to imitate. Never figured out how to do that.

    I really like that border you used. Really cool. And the compass. Did you make that or acquire it somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphine_Harmonium View Post
    Gold is tricky to imitate. Never figured out how to do that.

    I really like that border you used. Really cool. And the compass. Did you make that or acquire it somewhere?

    made ^_^ thank you, I will touch it up but its colors are a place holder right now

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    The problem with metals in general is that they are reflective. As long as you have nothing to reflect in them they just look either very bright or very dark.

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    there has to be a way to simulate gold though...

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    Try playing with your gradient tool. I know people commonly simulate metals by having bands of lighter "reflection" merging into darker color bands.

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    There's a tutorial on here - can't remember who wrote it - that shows how to do a beaten gold look that looks pretty sweet. Check in the Tutorials section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphine_Harmonium View Post
    Try playing with your gradient tool. I know people commonly simulate metals by having bands of lighter "reflection" merging into darker color bands.
    I know how to do that, and I can make text look like gold, its just gradients on your strokes fill and then on a inside path fill... but I was hoping for something more realistic... Ill check out this beaten gold tut!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme8 View Post
    I know how to do that, and I can make text look like gold, its just gradients on your strokes fill and then on a inside path fill... but I was hoping for something more realistic... Ill check out this beaten gold tut!
    Yeah, anything more realistic is beyond my knowledge at the moment.

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