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    I haven't reworked the apparent dock height yet, but my wife was looking over my shoulder and took issue with some of the textures that were in use.

    So, here goes me deviating from the tutorial again
    And the buildings are coming along.. Now that I remember that this version of photoshop can pick and duplicate multiple layers at a time, I think this'll go a lot more quickly (I was copying each building then moving and pasting one at a time..)

    So the food district is done, legal buildings are done, monastery needs a garden, and the meat/leather products are completed. I've also set aside space for the high market and low market. Yay for progress

    (i see i forgot to trim one of the docks back down.. dangit.)
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    Finally, some progress
    Houses *should* be placed by hand by the way. Automating it removes all the fun!
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    I'm starting to agree, as tedious as this is

    I tried the placing houses along paths with brushes, and I managed to make it work really well at a varite of sizes (and widths vs heights) but I run into the same problem no matter what I do - getting the roof tiles/thatch/etc to angle with the buildings. Near as I can tell there isn't a way. i tried making a brush out of the finished product, but then they got half transparent, and ruined the effect entirely. I imagine with a large enough map and a different style (straight colour with bevelling) the roofs would work just fine, and it would simply be a matter of pathing everything properly. However for this map I really want the roof details

    Le Sigh, more stuff to do away from the computer today.

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    In order to remove the transparency issue here's what I do:

    1 Building turned into brush, path stroked, etc.
    2 Magic wand tool, click on the outside area (stuff outside of the houses)
    3 Select - Inverse
    4 Fill with medium gray
    5 Deselect

    This puts the gray directly underneath the transparent areas and can be styled.
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    I think that helped a great deal.

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    Excellent, I'll have to try that out on the next map
    Though really, what I'd like to be able to do is layer mountain brushes over each other

    Anyhow, enough of that.

    I *think* this is ready for labelling
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    It's nice! I like!

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    Yeah, looks great.
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    Ok, I keep feeling like I'm missing something big, but it's almost ready to call done.

    [edit]
    Re-uploaded with more readable font...
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    That's some big jumps you made there! I was kinda worried you wouldn't finish. It looks great! The cartouche is awesome as are the fields, the layout of the town, the hedged farms, etc.

    My only nitpick: some of the red labeling is difficult to read. Maybe add a more pronounced glow or stroke?
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