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    The city walls are looking quite good, but did you notice that some of the tower shadows are more like they origin from a circle, and not from a cylinder (tower shape) object. ? Nothing more to complain, good work!

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    No, I'm aware of the shadow issue. I'm trying to think of a way to improve on that with less work In the meantime, I'm approaching with the thought that they are more or less striaght cylinders without much of a skirt at the top

    Maybe another nap...

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    CM -- here's how I've been doing my shadows for almost a year now:

    1. Say it's a bunch of houses, ctrl+click on the houses layer to load it as a selection.
    2. New layer, fill it with black, deselect.
    3. Duplicate the layer, move it up and over (or down and over) with the arrow keys on the keyboard 1 up and 1 over.
    4. Repeat step 3 as many times as necesaary until I have a nice looking shadow.
    5. Merge these shadow layers, put the layer under the houses layer, and lower the opacity of the layer and sometimes a blur.

    If I want to to a tower or something with a tall shape then I draw it in profile and then just rotate it to fit the sun angle, then do step 5.
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    I caught that in the tutorial, works wonderfully.

    I'm just trying to find a way to do it without adding extra work if someone needs to edit the wall layout.

    I hate having remember and find which layers have what when i'm fixing an oops

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    Ah, nice. I was gone for a while, and interesting to return to see how things evolved. I am not slighted. hehe I like the changes you made, they are much more artistic than mine. Glad I inspired this bit of knowledge to come out, and I will probably use your tips to make my stuff more artistic and nicer looking. :p

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    Looks great, Coyote, but the problem with the rock pattern is that because it's linear it looks like an obvious fill with the lines of stone running diagonally along some of the walls. Perhaps a stone pattern which doesn't have horizontal straight lines in it might fit better....something like this, maybe?
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