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    Nice little map.

    I like the newer tree style but they are 'to round', need to be more organic and less geometric.
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    Here's what you can with those trees in photoshop in just a few minutes:
    1. Create a new layer and use your brush to plop em down in a white color.
    2. Hold down the ctrl key and create a new layer at the same time by clicking on that icon (this will create a new layer underneath of your trees).
    3. Fill this layer with black.
    4. Click on the trees layer and merge down (ctrl+e).
    5. Filter - brush strokes - spatter.
    6. Select -color range = black
    7. Hit the delete key and then deselect. Your trees now have roughed up edges.
    8. Apply your styles, colors, patterns, filters, etc.

    Overall, a nice lil map and you have a lot of potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Here's what you can with those trees in photoshop in just a few minutes:
    1. Create a new layer and use your brush to plop em down in a white color.
    2. Hold down the ctrl key and create a new layer at the same time by clicking on that icon (this will create a new layer underneath of your trees).
    3. Fill this layer with black.
    4. Click on the trees layer and merge down (ctrl+e).
    5. Filter - brush strokes - spatter.
    6. Select -color range = black
    7. Hit the delete key and then deselect. Your trees now have roughed up edges.
    8. Apply your styles, colors, patterns, filters, etc.

    Overall, a nice lil map and you have a lot of potential.
    Nice tip, I like the effect. Had to alter the steps a little bit (it turned my roads into massive floating dirt paths for some reason, so altered it a little bit) lol

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    The forest looks much better.
    Most of the trees look like clones of each other however, that's kinda messing with my head.
    lol

    Here's the current result. I do notice a couple of trees that were uglified and pixelated, I corrected a couple of the really bad ones. I will finish correcting those and work on my better roofts when I get back from this wedding.
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    Hey, waddaya know...it came out better than I thought Guess I really have learned some things along the way. Those trees look fabolus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Hey, waddaya know...it came out better than I thought Guess I really have learned some things along the way. Those trees look fabolus.
    Yes, they definitely do. I appreciate the tip on that one. I generally know my way around Photoshop, but I am always interested to hear about new techniques with filters. So many interesting things can be done with them that sometimes you'd have no idea what can be accomplished.

    Starting work on the roofs.

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    Great improvement once more.
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    Roofs finished. Added an outside border around the map. Erased some strange-looking trees and vegetation.

    I think it's finished enough for the original intent. I'll start my next one possibly later tonight.
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    Nice work on the roofs, good color.
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    Very nice...
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