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    Wip Waterdeep - the city of splendors

    Hi folks,

    I've been lurking here for quite a while now and thougt that I should post my first attempt at making a map. I always liked the big postermaps from TSR and thought that it is time to make my own. Therefor I started to map the city of Waterdeep from the Forgotten Realms.

    Right now i'm in the middle of placing all the houses, so there's not so much to see at the moment. But it'll grow soon.

    I hope you like it.
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    What software are you using? That is ALOT of houses lol

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    I'm working with Photoshop CS4, fortunatly it has a file format specifically for large images.
    And unfortunatly there are still even more houses to come. I have about a third of all houses placed, so there is still a lot to do.

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    How are you doing your houses? This looks really good.
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    They are done with an inner bevel and a double texture overlay; one for the details on the roofs and another one to get their color less uniform.

    If you're interested I can post my layer style with the texture settings.

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    It's awesome, I love it!

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    Actually I was wondering how you were laying down the bases. Is it a brush? However, the layer styles would certainly be a useful reference.
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    I wish there was a brush for what I'm doing. I use an old map of the city as a reference for the layout of the houses and streets and then every house is placed individually by hand.
    A lot of work but the result is worth it, I think.

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    it looks really good. Would love a wooden texture on the roofs though, but that's just me ... nice job, and patient with all those houses
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    !

    Okay, that really is a labour of love. Well done.
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