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Re: Philadelphia - [29 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby natty dread on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:30 pm

RedBaron0 wrote:Black is the most common spray paint graffiti color, and honestly I like the look. Sigh... I will try all white.

I can add more drips, I figured out how to make them look good with the army circles and I can apply it to everything else. Still a work in progress afterall. I may end up redrawing all the borders, bridges, and connectors using this technique.


But before you said that you didn't want to add drips because good graffiti artists don't make paint drips... and I agree with it. I think you can make the circles look like a part of the painting by just making them a bit irregular in shape, and with the airbrush edges...
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Re: Philadelphia - [29 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:43 am

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It makes sense on the circles though, and at least the bridges, since they have that look of being added on top of the good mural/graffiti by a 12 year old who found a can or two of spray paint in the garage.

A irregular dot wouldn't fit with the original art which should look good and not drippy.

all white circles, none on N Liberties and Germantown and drippy bridges.

ok borders and connectors might be too much and unnecessarily cluttery.
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Re: Philadelphia - [30 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby chapcrap on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:14 pm

I don't think the color of the army circles matters as much. In fact, I'd go with the black ones because the background is already dark. With the stark contrast from the darker background to the white circles it makes it harder to see, I think.

However, I don't think the army circles are the real issue. It's the background itself. The numbers are quite hard to see on the background. Either the background colors need to change or the army circles need to be much larger.
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Re: Philadelphia - [30 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:20 am

chapcrap wrote:I don't think the color of the army circles matters as much.


Try being the blue player on Ancient Greece.
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Re: Philadelphia - [30 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:53 pm

Is there a middle ground color we can think of? Or is the the best solution, no circles?
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Re: Philadelphia - [30 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby natty dread on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:38 am

RedBaron0 wrote:Is there a middle ground color we can think of? Or is the the best solution, no circles?


Sure, but then you have to tweak the colours... which might be the better choice anyway.
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Re: Philadelphia - [30 March 2012] pg 30 -army circles

Postby chapcrap on Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:44 pm

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chapcrap wrote:I don't think the color of the army circles matters as much.


Try being the blue player on Ancient Greece.

I know that is your most natty dreaded scenario, but I don't think that is that bad of map.

And that doesn't really even address what I thought the problem was.
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Re: Philadelphia - [3 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby RedBaron0 on Thu May 03, 2012 3:32 am

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Fiddled with the colors so that army circles aren't necessary.
Colored the main bridges
Darkened the rivers
blended the Liberty Bell into the background a bit more
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Re: Philadelphia - [3 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby chapcrap on Thu May 03, 2012 5:45 pm

Some of those colors are pretty difficult to see still, especially green. What would the colorblind version look like?
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Re: Philadelphia - [3 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri May 04, 2012 9:30 am

chapcrap wrote:Some of those colors are pretty difficult to see still, especially green. What would the colorblind version look like?

Maybe a color like one of these older version colors would be better?

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Re: Philadelphia - [3 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri May 04, 2012 11:46 pm

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Re: Philadelphia - [8 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby RedBaron0 on Tue May 08, 2012 12:58 am

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New green in South Philly

Suddenly its very not crowded in here... :?
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Re: Philadelphia - [8 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue May 08, 2012 10:40 am

Green looks good. Is there a reason why the Betsy Ross bridge name is closer to the Tacony bridge?


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Re: Philadelphia - [8 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby RedBaron0 on Tue May 08, 2012 10:15 pm

I think I moved the bridge a bit to the south and forgot to move the name along with it. Any other concerns, comments, and/or opinions?? I'm ready to move onto the small map otherwise.
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Re: Philadelphia - [8 May 2012] pg 31 -no army circles

Postby chapcrap on Wed May 09, 2012 6:10 pm

I'm still not enamored with the colors compared to the numbers, but the green is a little better. I think the spray paint look just doesn't work very well with the colors of the troop numbers.
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