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Posted By: MedioJust a question. For doing the cliffs with PS, do you work with just transparencies, or do you use some kind of cloud drawing? Thanks in advance.
Posted By: MedioYeha, using a Watcom with brush in some kind of shade is what i expected. Wish i had a Wacom, hehe.No worries much about the tutorial, and congratulations again on the map. And agree about cliffs (and seashore) being biggest issues in CD3.
Posted By: ClerconPosted By: MedioYeha, using a Watcom with brush in some kind of shade is what i expected. Wish i had a Wacom, hehe.No worries much about the tutorial, and congratulations again on the map. And agree about cliffs (and seashore) being biggest issues in CD3.You should get a Wacom, the bamboo ones are actually not that expensive, and they are a must if you want to make maps outside Profantasy's programs.
Posted By: Raiko@Medio: As Clercon said the Bamboo tablets aren't expensive (and they're still really good), but also keep an eye on eBay - LOADS of people get a Wacom, only use it once or twice, then sell on eBay. I bought a brand new Bamboo pen&touch a couple of years ago for £60 that my artistic daughter was constantly borrowing, so I ended up letting her have it and buying a replacement from eBay for about £15 that was in better condition than the one I already had. You can easily pick up an Intuos 3 from eBay for less than a brand new Bamboo.
Posted By: ClerconThanks for all the comments, and when it comes to drawing elevation that is probably CD3's biggest weakness. I always do the elevation in Photoshop. To do it I'm using a Wacom tablet and usually just draw lines to mark out cliffs with the brush tool. Then I add some colour and shading and light to create a 3d effect. Hope that helps a bit. Probably it would be easier to show then to describe. I'm thinking of trying to do some video tutorials, and that could be a good one to start with. But it won't be for quite some time. Have a lot of other things to finish first.
Posted By: DogtagMay I ask,What are the little round brown objects lining the paths in the central park?What is the building at the south end, in the corner, the one shaped like Princess Leia's blockade runner, do you know?Are all the houses done individually with the house tool, or did you use the street tool? I ask because they're so similar in size, depending on the neighborhood!Bravo, sir. Inspiring work, as usual.~Dogtag
Posted By: DogtagFantastic, thanks! So, was the city design yours?~Dogtag
Posted By: ClerconAs you can see I'm just a simple thief ;)
Posted By: ADRI for one will look forward to your tutorial.
Posted By: ClerconWell stop babbling and read my blog ;)