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    So, the next map for this adventure involves an encampment into which the PCs have been lured. It is located in a plains area with 2'-3' tall grass...with the grass in the encampment area itself having been packed down or cleared. Any thoughts on realistically representing grasslands like this? Maybe I can grab some aerial shots of wheat fields or something?

    I also have details of the third and final battlemap, which takes place in a ruined courtyard - but I don't have the publisher's sketch of the courtyard layout, so I'll be starting on the one mentioned above first.
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    Well maybe you can create the texture yourself. Not too sure if you have a tablet (I'm not speaking from experience just guess work), but I'm assuming you can use a lower opacity brush and do curve strokes in layered fashion from top to bottom filling in the areas the grass is located. Then blur and overlay or merge it with a lower layer that has a grass texture that's been colorized or hued a more earthy yellow color. Of course I'm thinking a lot of work would be needed?
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    My first thought is to check out crop circles. Probably they will be over emphasized as far as the crushed down areas but if you manipulate them a bit to soften them up it might work really well. Makes me wonder how it would turn out....ewwww, I'm resisting an experiment now.
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    For now, I guess, I seem to be using tumbleweeds. It's not exactly grass but it'll do until I can find something better. Trying to knock this one out by the weekend...the whole thing was off for a while but it's back on now and I'm supposed to deliver by 4/15 (this new map, the keep battle map, and then a map of the keep itself).
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    While I'm at it, here's just a quickie to establish layout for the keep encounter map. Around the edges will be the walls of the keep and near the top is the keep building itself.
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    Looks good to me.
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    Thanks! Little more work done on this one. Still getting in the major shapes...
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    Little more progress here.
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    An update on the campsite encounter. I think it's mostly done except for tweaks.
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    This is a very difficult map to come to terms with...
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