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Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] V14.3 pg.47

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:01 pm
by Gilligan
isaiah40 wrote:
Gilligan wrote:isaiah... did you change the army circle placement in that last update of the small map?


Yes, but hold on I can just go back and transfer the circles from the previous version.


Why did you change them? (Not meaning to sound like a complainer)

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] V14.3 pg.47

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:40 pm
by isaiah40
Ok, hopefully this is the last time I have to do this (I know it won't be, but I can dream can't I?).

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Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] V14.3 pg.47

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:51 pm
by AndyDufresne
Just to mention, I'm sure someone else has, "Assault" is of course official Conquer Club lingo, should you want to use that on your map, in place of "Attack"


--Andy

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] V14.3 pg.47

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:18 pm
by isaiah40
AndyDufresne wrote:Just to mention, I'm sure someone else has, "Assault" is of course official Conquer Club lingo, should you want to use that on your map, in place of "Attack"


--Andy


I don't think anyone else has, but I think I will leave it as is for now unless there is a general concensus that it should change.

Here is the new small with the army circles put back to where they were the previous version Gilligan ran the test results. Hopefully they are all okay.

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Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small adj. circlesV14.3 pg.48

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:28 pm
by WidowMakers
I would move all your abbreviated words a few pixels to the right to keep them off the border of the map.

WM

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small adj. circlesV14.3 pg.48

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:33 pm
by isaiah40
WidowMakers wrote:I would move all your abbreviated words a few pixels to the right to keep them off the border of the map.

WM


Now how did I miss that :o Will get it done and posted! Thanks!

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small adj. circlesV14.3 pg.48

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:14 pm
by the.killing.44
I still feel bombarded by outer glow. Please don't take this the wrong way, but using outer glow in its default (or near default) settings seems pretty amateurish to me… Using it even sub-50% usually does the job, and a straight white isn't always the way to go. For instance, for the abbreviations you can use a light blue at a decently low opacity. The tert names don't need to have such a huge spread.

Also, I don't think your army circles need to be so big. They're 22px now? 20px is usually good.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small adj. circlesV14.3 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:22 am
by porkenbeans
WOW, nice direction Isaiah. I like the smooth background. Like I said earlier, the texture was just too much. It was cluttering it up. It also looks much nicer that you have lightened it up.

The outer glow on the text needs some work. If you even need it at all now. 44 is right. :o :lol:

What might look good, is if you throw a drop shadow on the stars to give hem a little relief from the flat surface.

Coming along very nicely, I believe that I am starting to really like this map now. :D

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small adj. circlesV14.3 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:11 am
by isaiah40
the.killing.44 wrote:I still feel bombarded by outer glow. Please don't take this the wrong way, but using outer glow in its default (or near default) settings seems pretty amateurish to me… Using it even sub-50% usually does the job, and a straight white isn't always the way to go. For instance, for the abbreviations you can use a light blue at a decently low opacity. The tert names don't need to have such a huge spread.

Also, I don't think your army circles need to be so big. They're 22px now? 20px is usually good.

No problem .44! How's this for the outer glow? As for the circles, I think you can go either way so I'll keep them the way they are so Gillian doesn't have to redo all the co-ordinates AGAIN! :lol:
porkenbeans wrote:WOW, nice direction Isaiah. I like the smooth background. Like I said earlier, the texture was just too much. It was cluttering it up. It also looks much nicer that you have lightened it up.

The outer glow on the text needs some work. If you even need it at all now. 44 is right. :o :lol:

What might look good, is if you throw a drop shadow on the stars to give hem a little relief from the flat surface.

Coming along very nicely, I believe that I am starting to really like this map now. :D

Thank you Pork! Please see above response to .44! Put a very faint drop shadow on the capitals, just enough for them to pop up, but not enough for them to jump off the page and slap you in the face :lol:

WidowMakers wrote:I would move all your abbreviated words a few pixels to the right to keep them off the border of the map.

WM


Fixed!

Here are the new revision's!

Changes:
- Reduced text outer glow
- Moved abbreviation legend to the right
- moved Long Island text and circle so it is more clearer what is where
- Moved South Carolina text and circle so the numbers don't run into each other

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Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.4 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:19 am
by the.killing.44
Wundervoll.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.4 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:18 pm
by porkenbeans
SUWEEEEET !

The stars look perfect.

The text glow is much better, and I think the same thing should be done for the barbed wire, in both color and style.

One small thing, the black needs to be turned down on the arrows bevel setting. They are starting to loose their shape.

Gotta say again, that until now, I was just luke warm on this map. But now, I seem to be warming up to it. I would say one thing. The land area could go just a tad lighter if anything. Whatever you do please don't make it any darker.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.4 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:48 pm
by isaiah40
porkenbeans wrote:SUWEEEEET !

The stars look perfect.

The text glow is much better, and I think the same thing should be done for the barbed wire, in both color and style.

One small thing, the black needs to be turned down on the arrows bevel setting. They are starting to loose their shape.

Gotta say again, that until now, I was just luke warm on this map. But now, I seem to be warming up to it. I would say one thing. The land area could go just a tad lighter if anything. Whatever you do please don't make it any darker.


the.killing.44 wrote:Wundervoll.


Thank you to the both of you!! Pork concerning the legend area, it will stay as it is due to the majority saying to leave it as it is, it doesn't need any more work. The land area was lightened up a bit from what Mr.Benn suggested and then stamped it with that GR stamp, so I'm inclined not to mess with it anymore, lest I make it look worse.

The arrows look fine to me, and since the Gr stamp has been issued they will stay as they are. Although if you can please explain to me what you mean be they are losing their shape, that would be great!

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.4 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:07 pm
by the.killing.44
Ehh, I kinda agree with pork on the arrows. If you look in your sig, those ones were much better. The bottom (black) part of the bevel is so dark that it looks like the arrows are only the top half.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.4 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:18 pm
by porkenbeans
The arrows on your sig are clear and precise. You can see the sharp points on them, but the new ones have too much black, that is causing them to loose their shape and blend in to the black background.

The outer glow on the text is perfect, and the barbed wire is suffering the same thing that the text was.

I realize that you already have your Graphic stamp, and I am only nitpicking.

These are the only 2 things that I can find to nitpick about. :lol:
So, I will at this point just say "good job", and onward and upward. :P

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.4 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:32 pm
by isaiah40
Arrows to old

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Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:56 pm
by the.killing.44
Well you didn't have to get rid of the bevel! :lol: This must be driving you insane.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:59 pm
by isaiah40
the.killing.44 wrote:Well you didn't have to get rid of the bevel! :lol: This must be driving you insane.


Well you said
the.killing.44 wrote:If you look in your sig, those ones were much better.
So I took the bevel out. I wish someone would make up my mind here! :lol:

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:06 pm
by the.killing.44
isaiah40 wrote:
the.killing.44 wrote:Well you didn't have to get rid of the bevel! :lol: This must be driving you insane.


Well you said
the.killing.44 wrote:If you look in your sig, those ones were much better.
So I took the bevel out. I wish someone would make up my mind here! :lol:

But the ones in your sig do have SOME bevel!

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:41 pm
by porkenbeans
the.killing.44 wrote:
isaiah40 wrote:
the.killing.44 wrote:Well you didn't have to get rid of the bevel! :lol: This must be driving you insane.


Well you said
the.killing.44 wrote:If you look in your sig, those ones were much better.
So I took the bevel out. I wish someone would make up my mind here! :lol:

But the ones in your sig do have SOME bevel!
YUP, just drop the opacity of the black on the bevel. And maybe the white as well. Then it should fix it.

Also, I just Noticed that the Title on your sig is much nicer than the current one.

I hope that all of this nitpicking is not rubbing you the wrong way. ;)

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:45 pm
by isaiah40
porkenbeans wrote:I hope that all of this nitpicking is not rubbing you the wrong way. ;)


Yes it is, now I wish you would just leave me alone!! :evil: :lol:

All kidding aside, no you're not really! :lol: I don't mind at all **pulls hammer back and looks down barrel**.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:34 am
by natty dread
Yeah, add some bevel. As they are now the arrows stick out too much. Maybe you could also darken them just a tiny nudge ...

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:38 am
by hahaha3hahaha
I'm no expert, but this looks gooood 8-)

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:07 pm
by ender516
isaiah40 wrote:
porkenbeans wrote:I hope that all of this nitpicking is not rubbing you the wrong way. ;)


Yes it is, now I wish you would just leave me alone!! :evil: :lol:

All kidding aside, no you're not really! :lol: I don't mind at all **pulls hammer back and looks down barrel**.

Just be careful about which end of the barrel you're looking down.

Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Small tweaks V14.5 pg.48

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:12 pm
by isaiah40
Fixed arrows, again :lol:

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Re: Fractured America [D,Gp,Gr,FF] Fixed Arrows V14.6 pg.49

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:19 pm
by natty dread
Hmm... were the stars always like that? They kinda seem to stick out... anyway, you could try reducing the opacity of the stars. Just a nudge...