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    • CommentAuthorJHale1966
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    I'm attempting to do a map of Orasnou (from the CoS AL modules) but I'm not finding anything snowy as in ground, roads and buildings. Does such a thing exist?

    Thanks!

    Jim
    • CommentAuthorScottA
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    There's very little beyond some snow fills in various style packs and a few snowy tree symbols. That's pretty much it.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018 edited
     
    Have you looked at all the third party art packs available through the links in this thread? There might be something there :)
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    For snow scenes I sometimes use a Texturize effect on a solid white fill to get a snow background. The palest blue for vari-color roofs, and solid white fills with a strong edge fade for drifting snow and snow on trees.

    Here's a quick example.
      Snow.jpg
    • CommentAuthorScottA
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    Oh, I like that!
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    Neat !
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    That's a really neat idea - like all your ideas :)
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    Glad you like, but I don't think I'm the only one who uses these techniques. The only difference might be that I use a lot of pale blue instead of white in my snow scenes. It adds interest to the coloration.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    Do you use blue shadows as well? I notice a lot of shadows cast on snow have a blue tinge to them instead of just plain grey.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    I do use a blue glow. I'm a lazy mapper so I don't draw my own shadows but often wish that we could change the color of the wall shadow effect. I would use blue shadows on snow if I could. :)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    Oh! I thought we could change the colour on the... Oh wait! I use the Directional Wall Shadow, not the Wall Shadow. You can change the colour on the Directional Wall Shadow ;)
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    What??? (runs off to look) Well sh*t. How did I never see that? Thanks Sue! Sometime you can look at something and never really see it.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    Oh my lord! LOL!

    Happy all your birthdays together, Shessar :D
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    :D
    • CommentAuthorJHale1966
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2018
     
    These are all great ideas - Thanks! :)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2018
     
    When the community art collection is set up at some point, I have a few snowy symbols I can add to it.

    Don't want to just throw them out on the forum willy-nilly, since that would make a mess of the organisation required to keep such a collection sensible and logical ;)
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2018 edited
     
    I also used a blue tint on the entire map in my Skorra map in the Community Atlas contribution. Feel free to download it and see my take on a snowy village :)
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    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: Shessar</cite>For snow scenes I sometimes use a Texturize effect on a solid white fill to get a snow background. The palest blue for vari-color roofs, and solid white fills with a strong edge fade for drifting snow and snow on trees.

    Here's a quick example.<div class="Attachments" id="Attachments_70927"><ul><div><img src="/extensions/InlineImages/image.php?AttachmentID=10891" alt="Snow.jpg"></img></div></ul></div></blockquote>

    How exactly does one add snow to their symbols using the drawing sheets and effects?
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Unless you draw little polygons of white over the top of your symbol, I don't think its possible.

    You can turn varicolour symbols white with different degrees of success (Those are the ones that change colour in the symbol picker when you change the colour in your palette).

    Or you can make your own snowy symbols. You can even save a duplicate set of PF symbols in a user folder and modify them in GIMP to add snow, but you must never share these modified symbols with anyone else - only use them in your own maps. For example, if I were to make a snow version of all the symbols in a set to use in a special 'Christmas card' map, I could use them to make maps to sell, but I couldn't pass the individual symbols on to my friends so that they could use them too.

    What exactly is it that you want to make look snowy?
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    Basically all the symbols here. Sorry for the poor quality I am still learning.
      AmberTempleVillage.JPG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    That's pretty good for an early map. Sure, things are sticking out around the edge, but that's nothing that couldn't be easily cured by adjusting the export settings, or using one of the Rectangular section settings :)

    Fills can be made to look a lot paler by using a Hue Saturation Lightness Sheet effect on those sheets. I think there are also snow field textures in the Schley set? (Not entirely sure about that since its forever since I used that style)

    I think there are also varicolour versions of all the tree and mountain symbols that you could turn white, and there is probably a varicolour version of all those settlement symbols as well.

    Varicolour symbols show in the symbol picker on the left of the screen as being partly or wholly the same colour as the colour currently active in the palette. When you pick a varicolour symbol it looks just like ordinary symbol on the end of your cursor, but then when you paste it, it will show whatever colour you have selected in the colour palette at the time of pasting. You can also change the properties of a varicolour symbol if its been pasted the wrong colour, using the change properties tool.

    All in all, using a combination of these things you should be able to make a fairly white image.

    Alternatively you could use the Schley Inks style, which is black and white?