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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    that is looking really sweeeeet
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    Nice!

    @ravells - Thanks for the tip! I'll mess around with the posterization and see if I can't get some different colors in there.

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    Next up --

    - Still can't take myself away from texturizing, so I added water, mountains, building finishes.
    - Started to add special buildings. I tried experimenting with posterization, but it still needs more work. My idea is that each the largest building will be more unique, sort of like how the Empire State is different from the Woolworth building , which is different from the Chrysler building. These huge towers will hold the major houses and political centers.
    - Still need to experiment with the colors more, I want to capture a more lifeless, smokey, stinking city, not a water color painting

    Thoughts? Suggestions?
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    Color sets the mood so I would gray up that ocean to reinforce what you're trying to convey and the blues in the ocean kind of counter that. Murky colors = murky emotions. I think the yellows around the beaches are too bright as well. I try to think murky, dark and brooding thoughts when making something to look that way (which is like 90% of what I do ). I stay away from bright happy colors at all costs. Eh, anyway, my two cents.
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    I like the rough areas (with no housing) a lot. The water is murky enough, but not sure if I like it. The houses look really orderly and clean, so you definitely need to grunge it up a bit

    Oh, and definitely what Ravells said!
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    I couldn't sleep last night, so I spent some time working on the textures and colors. The posterization worked great once I started to tweak how the it layered with other textures. Each "group" of like sized buildings where colored with a black and white cloud render, then a pattern overlay was applied to them with an overlay layer style, then the same group of buildings have a layer of posterized colored clouds on top as an overlay layer.

    - Added docks. Need to make them more jagged/randomized
    - Added new water... i like its mood better
    - Tweaked mountains to give them a sharper look
    - Need to add more special buildings to break up mosaic pattern
    - Need to add details to special buildings
    - Need to add landmarks (prison, junk yard, cemetery, arcane engineering school)

    Thoughts?
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    Bored at work... ah, the joys of a G5.

    - Added more "special buildings" to cut down on the patterns.
    - Added the lighthouse
    - Added the "junk" bay
    - Tweaked water... considering adding fog
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    That water is juicy! Love that! I just used two, count 'em TWO, exclamation points...I never use exclamation points. Everything else looks good too so far. Once this gets wrapped up you can count on some rep from me.
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