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    Map New Town

    This is my attempt at a village surrounded by a dike. It is more of a test map than a real map, so I might not go much further with it. I did want to check and see what others think about it.
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    Well done... It looks like old celtic oppidum or irish crannogh

    I wonder if the foam on the dam have to be seen on the lake (I found the cliff looks odd).

    On another hand, I would border the culture by trees or bushes... A question of viewpoint

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    Cool map Landorl! I really like the dyke, palissade, waterfalls and general layout. It looks really natural.

    The only thing I dislike is the color on the fields. It doesn't do it for me.

    How did you do the waterfall?

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    Cool stuff!

    The colors seem a little to 'off' for my liking, but that's just a matter of taste.
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    Nice to see someone doing something besides stone walls
    Since I'm quite new to CD3, would you explain some of the different techniques you've used?

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    Actually, this is all Photoshop. The ripples over the dam are just one of the default brush shapes and white color at about 60% opacity.

    I can't say that I am in love with the fields either. I am still trying to figure out how I want to do them.

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    I think the big draw back of the fields is that they are blurry and all radiate from the settlement. Unless that was really the lay of the land I think it looks a little predictable. Some sort of logical variation, perhaps with some fallow fields as well, would be satisfying to the viewer. They really stand out as regions without texture.


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    if this is PS i bow to a master. Good work! *rep*

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    I've done a little more on the fields, but I am still not really satisfied. I will have to look around at what some others have done. Anyway, here is my latest update.
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    You aren't there yet, I think. The grass texture is a bit too realistic to fit in, for example.
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