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Small Update 7/24

Photoshop I'm going to stick with Photoshop for this digital art thing, at least while I practice. It's not built specifically for a stylus, but the option's always been there and I'm already (mostly) comfortable with the program. I might still try a couple of free...

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Adobe Train

Well, my sleep schedule got slagged again so today was mostly a 'research' day. That said, I think Adobe is going to my main go to. Between Photoshop and Premier Pro, I've got pretty much everything I need to cover most things. Toss in a DAW like Audition and I'm...

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MS-14JG Gelgoog Jäger Article

I've put enough polish on the MS-14JG Gelgoog Jäger article to mark it as done. That's not to say I won't touch things up here and there, but it's presentable now. I don't remember when the idea came to me, but I've wanted to make articles like these about my favorite...

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Learning With the New Map

There's been plenty of progress on the 'Above Seal Level' portion of the new map, but it's bringing up some issues that I need to address sooner rather than later. This is the first time I've worked on something from scratch using only photoshop. Even the outline of...

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Continuation of the New Map

I'm mostly satisfied with the landmass placements now. The original remake had too many islands, at least in the sense that there were no 'barren' coastlines like on Earth. That felt unrealistic, and I wasn't going to lean on one of the plausible lore explanations...

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Small Map Update

by | Oct 19, 2021 | Photoshop, Tutorial

The Map’s not ready for an actual preview just yet, but progress on the terrain (mainly the peaks) is looking good and I should be able to make my deadline (the 23rd). More importantly, I’m starting to pick up some new knowledge and skills while working on this.

People have been saying you should make tutorials for things you just figured out, but I’ve always been reluctant, personally. Usually because I have a habit of taking the long road and if I’ve got a quick and easy method, I picked it up from someone else ten minutes ago. I might as well point you to them.

That’s been the reasoning for some years now, at least. Now I’m thinking more along the lines of: Oh hey, I could put more stuff on the site!

Making any kind of information available is work so once I figure out what I’m doing I’ll definitely start putting some photoshop information up on the blog.

Anyway, just a small update for today.



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