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    Wip Emulation Project

    First I created this map in CD3 and wanted to see if I could copy the look using Photoshop and Illustrator. I ask you all to take a look and give me some feedback on on the Photoshop/Illustrator version. Thanks.
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    I like it a lot, looks pretty darn good. I had thought about doing this once but I didn't even know where to start...something you have accomplished so kudos. I hope you do a tut for this.
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    Looks good.
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    Yeah, you made some nice improvements using Photoshop and Illustrator! The trees especially look good. The water still needs some work, the banks have become a bit pixelated in the edited version.

    And do I see my tutorials at work here?

    Oh, and you might want to increase the size of the fields next time.
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    Did you also create the buildings in Photoshop, or are they the buildings from CD3?

    It looks remarkably similar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by landorl View Post
    Did you also create the buildings in Photoshop, or are they the buildings from CD3?

    It looks remarkably similar!
    The buildings I created using Sketchup, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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    The only real difference I could spot was that the CC3 symbols 'seemed' a bit brighter (but that just might be me).

    Nice job regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    The only real difference I could spot was that the CC3 symbols 'seemed' a bit brighter (but that just might be me).
    Not only brighter, the symbols are looking different as well. Compare them again
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    I was torn for a few minutes, but I think I've decided that I prefer the Photoshop/Illustrator version, personally. The CC3 version looks a little bit cleaner, but I think the PS/ILL version looks much more artistic, while still sacrificing little legibility.

    Great work!

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    Not only brighter, the symbols are looking different as well. Compare them again
    I didn't really look very closely until you said that. Now I see the difference, and the PS ones fit into the map a little better (IMO) The CC3 ones have a little sharper edges, which don't seem to fit with the rest of the map.

    I still think that CC3 is a great tool, but I do know that if you have the time and ability that PS/Illustrator will give a little bit better results.

    Great job!

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