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Postby Crowley on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:28 am

Wow. I have PhotoShop CS2, but I've never used it, maybe I'll dust it off and give it a try...

The owners of CC should pay you to run a series of YouTube Tutorials.
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:37 am

after looking at the tutorial i've decided to toy around and see if i can do something similar in fireworks 8.

i never realized how easy it is. basically i used just the brush, the polygon lasso, the eraser and dodge. for effects i used some bevel and some shadow.
quite simple. i had no idea it was possible. unfortunately i just realized the limitation of fireworks when it came to making the mountain. fireworks does not have the set of brushes you find in photoshop. :(

valuable things i learned:

1. houses. very nice houses made with the polygon lasso and filling them with colour. add some shadow and inner bevel.
2. paths. the dodge tool works miracles. different shades to make the paths more worn on some places.
3. waves. again the dodge tool used for shadow or midtones did wonders.

things i'm not satisfied with:

1. the trees. i have no idea how mibi did them because the video is of poor quality but i suspect he used a brush or something. i had to add them tree by tree and it was soooooo boring.
2. river. gotta work on this one. i'm not satisfied with the river banks.


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Postby gimil on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:39 am

DiM you forgot the islands :wink:
What do you know about map making, bitch?

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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:46 am

gimil wrote:DiM you forgot the islands :wink:


the islands are not important. i just wanted to see if i can do something similar.
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Postby mibi on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:06 am

that looks sweet dim. once i get a better and slower video up it should be more clear. maybe i can add some audio and explain what im doing.
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Postby DiM on Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:10 am

mibi wrote:that looks sweet dim. once i get a better and slower video up it should be more clear. maybe i can add some audio and explain what im doing.


thanks. it still needs a lot of work but i think i got the idea.

go to the Q&A: Map Making TTT (Tips, Tricks & Tutorials) thread. i have a question there for you :wink:
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Postby Kawg of war on Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:15 am

RjBeals wrote:nicely done Mibi. I could follow a lot of that - but I didn't know you used freehand paint brushes for most of your maps. They look great though. A better quality movie @ maybe 2x speed is just what this site needs. You certainly do rule :D

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Postby Wisse on Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:58 am

mibi can you say the brush of the trees?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:51 am

That was pretty fun to watch, Mibi. Perhaps videos are something to look into later in the future.


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Postby cairnswk on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:58 am

mibi...my two bobs worth....excellent video. although i don't use photoshop ( i'm still stuck in the dark ages with fireworks MX) iwas able to understand all the bits n pieces.
the forum will benefit greatly by your willingness to share this.
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Postby edbeard on Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:42 pm

mibi wrote:that looks sweet dim. once i get a better and slower video up it should be more clear. maybe i can add some audio and explain what im doing.


any progress on this?

no rush.

It just would be cool to watch it with some audio.
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Postby mibi on Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:34 am

edbeard wrote:
mibi wrote:that looks sweet dim. once i get a better and slower video up it should be more clear. maybe i can add some audio and explain what im doing.


any progress on this?

no rush.

It just would be cool to watch it with some audio.


I will do some when Epoch gets under way
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Postby bloknayrb on Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:13 am

t.e.c wrote:that or the chicken dance

Definitely the chicken dance. I'm not even kidding.
Was I the only was who thought it would be more complicated than it actually turned out to be? The biggest surprise for me was that you erase out the water and fill the land underneath it looked like (it was a bit fast).
I guess the simplest ways are the best ways... the planets in my map took a long time to make (I didn't make them specifically for the map, I originally made them all for separate things and decided to use them for the map).
Very cool process, I really like your style.
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Re: my Terraforming video,,,

Postby lgoasklucyl on Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:23 pm

Not entirely sure there is any chance of getting a reply in this thread (as the last post was 2007 :lol: ), but I figured I would try. I'm practicing map making (more-or-less just for fun, as I don't know much about .xml), and had a question. I understood all of your brushes besides the ones utilized for rivers. They don't seem like just standard color brushes, as the banks came out gorgeous. Which tool did you use/setting on that tool? I'm using CS3.
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Re: my Terraforming video,,,

Postby mibi on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:42 am

lgoasklucyl wrote:Not entirely sure there is any chance of getting a reply in this thread (as the last post was 2007 :lol: ), but I figured I would try. I'm practicing map making (more-or-less just for fun, as I don't know much about .xml), and had a question. I understood all of your brushes besides the ones utilized for rivers. They don't seem like just standard color brushes, as the banks came out gorgeous. Which tool did you use/setting on that tool? I'm using CS3.


The rivers were done with an eraser. I erased out the land, letting the bevel of the island do its work on the river banks.
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Re: my Terraforming video,,,

Postby lgoasklucyl on Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:01 am

Ooh so you had the bevel layer in prior, then you just erased? Simple enough.

Thanks!
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