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Posted: 09/27/2011 at 8:39am | IP Logged Quote Eanwulf

After reinstalling Dundjinni on my new computer, I found myself ogling over various tiles created years ago that could look even more splendid now, given our current advances in graphics technologies. As such, I wanted to take the time to try and give these "Classic" images a clever little revamp of sorts.

The first of which shall be floor tiles.

Back in 2005 Kegron gave us THESE lovely Pen & Paper designs that he drew by hand.

I myself, have taken the time to turn them into templates to create the following variant revamps.





Jpeg Example of Tiles in use...


Edited by Eanwulf on 09/27/2011 at 8:40am


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Posted: 09/27/2011 at 8:44am | IP Logged Quote Eanwulf

As for Kegron's other broken tile, I came up with the following revamp.

Feel free to add your variants Bogie and/or others. Will include the plain black and white templates ASAP for those of you interested in helping us revamp some of these classic tiles/objects!





Jpeg example of tiles in use...



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Posted: 09/27/2011 at 8:58am | IP Logged Quote Eanwulf

As promised, here are the black and white templates used to create the classic tile revamps. After applying a simply threshold adjustment to the originals in photoshop, I merely colored in the portions still marred by pixels and smoothed them out. The rest is simply a matter of layering patterns, colors, and other effects. Enjoy!

Broken Tile Templates




Flagstone Tile Templates




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Posted: 09/27/2011 at 9:52am | IP Logged Quote Eanwulf

Just an extremely quick variant of the broken tile revamp I did for a friend's game this afternoon.





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Posted: 09/27/2011 at 9:58am | IP Logged Quote Bogie

Cool!

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Posted: 09/27/2011 at 1:21pm | IP Logged Quote Eanwulf

I really liked Kepli's idea of making huge 5x5 sections of tiled floor inserts from THIS THREAD so decided to give one a go.

Bear in mind that this is both a quick attempt and merely a jpeg representation of the final product, since both images are over 2mb in size!

Original Image by Kepli circa 2005


My Crude Revamp


Thanks for inspiring me Kepli!

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Posted: 10/01/2011 at 11:45am | IP Logged Quote Eric of Ptolus

I like the way it is super-easy to determine what constitutes a "five foot square". Many old maps I've made, printed out, and used in my game are such that I've had to go over them with a marker or highlighter to show the grid (some 5' floor tiles are like a subdivided 3x3 or 2x2 grid).
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Posted: 10/01/2011 at 1:12pm | IP Logged Quote Bogie

Nice effect!

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Posted: 10/01/2011 at 11:41pm | IP Logged Quote Eanwulf

Thanks Bogie. In all honesty, I think I am having much more fun learning photoshop/genetica/gimp than anything else.

I have recently been messing around with various free patterns that I've found on the internet and trying to come up with a floorplan of my own design.

I found one image that I liked a lot and wanted to use it as the cornerstones of a 6x6 dragon tile image, but for the life of me am having trouble altering the color of the base image.

Every time I mess with it it winds up being too dark or flat in appearance - i.e. no variants of brightness/contrast etc. just a blue/green/red/whatever color I try to make it version lol.

Feel free to mess around with the altered image I was working with to give it some life and color. I already took the 2d flat black and white image and added some bas-relief and engraving effects.



And bigger if need be



I'm still learning so have much distance to cover, but thought I'd stop to share if anyone liked the image, etc.

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Posted: 10/02/2011 at 12:46am | IP Logged Quote Kepli

Eanwulf wrote:
As promised, here are the black and white templates used to create the classic tile revamps. After applying a simply threshold adjustment to the originals in photoshop, I merely colored in the portions still marred by pixels and smoothed them out. The rest is simply a matter of layering patterns, colors, and other effects. Enjoy!

Broken Tile Templates

Awesome ... Second inspiration I had today to start drawing again

A tip: rotate each template image to create 4 times the amount of tiles ...




Flagstone Tile Templates




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