Dundjinni Logo Dundjinni Logo Dundjinni Logo

Forums

Active Topics  :  Memberlist  :  Search  :  Help  :  Register  :  Login
Help Dundjinni! Rate This Website at RPG Gateway

Objects and Textures (Fantasy)
 Dundjinni Mapping Software - Forums : Objects and Textures (Fantasy)
Subject Topic: Fisrt DJ Image - Arranged Herbs Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message << Prev Topic | Next Topic >>
nidae213
Hero
Hero
Avatar

Joined: 01/14/2007
Posts: 68
Posted: 01/22/2008 at 8:55pm | IP Logged Quote nidae213

I finally figured out what I needed to do in The GIMP to get the shadow, but I think the shadow is a bit small. Tell me what you think.



I made the accident of saving after flattening and closing the program before fixing the issue. If someone knows how to make the shadow a litte bigger without starting over again, you are welcome to do so.

If I did it right (save for the shadow which I think I'll do 10-15 pixels instead of 5 next time), I have about 50+ pictures of herbs and various powders to extend the alchemist items. Just not sure how much of an interest it would be since we have quite a bit to use.

If there is enough interest, I will try to make some more or lend the file I have to someone more expeirenced at it to make them.
Back to Top View nidae213's Profile Search for other posts by nidae213
 
Terraism
Henchman
Henchman


Joined: 06/04/2004
Location: United States
Posts: 36
Posted: 01/22/2008 at 9:34pm | IP Logged Quote Terraism

Honestly, I really like that as-is. I'm not normally terribly keen on images with actual photos used (which the herbs look like), but that works really well. Amazingly so, actually. And the cloth was a good choice for a complementary texture to set them off.

All that said, I'd like to see more. I'd also like to see the herbs without the cloth; you mentioned having a bunch - are they pieces you've done, or something that was floating around here?

Finally, onto the "extra shadow" thing, I pulled down the file and dropped it on a few different table-style textures to see how it works. I didn't mind the size of the shadow, but it did come off a bit abrupt, so I modified it for a bit more of a fade instead of for size. Does this help at all?



__________________
- Terraism
Nothing interesting at this time.
Back to Top View Terraism's Profile Search for other posts by Terraism Visit Terraism's Homepage
 
nidae213
Hero
Hero
Avatar

Joined: 01/14/2007
Posts: 68
Posted: 01/22/2008 at 10:01pm | IP Logged Quote nidae213

Yeah, that looks a lot better. That is what I was going for.

Now, the picture I did use were the herbs already on the cloth. It was a cook art site where they had a lot of pre-arranged herbs on various materials.

A lot of the pictures I have are just the base herb or base ground herb ona white or cream colored background. If shrunk, most of the details get smaller and more indistiguishable(sp?) from the larger. Which, I think, helps in making it look like it's at some distance.

Since it's late here, I'll try and make a few more tomorrow and see what comes of it. Thanks for your input. :D
Back to Top View nidae213's Profile Search for other posts by nidae213
 
Halebop
Legend
Legend
Avatar

Joined: 06/07/2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3688
Posted: 01/22/2008 at 10:31pm | IP Logged Quote Halebop

Looks great and Terraism's innovation with the drop shadow improved it as well. Nice job.

__________________
Battlegrounds RPG : System agnostic virtual tabletop.
Back to Top View Halebop's Profile Search for other posts by Halebop
 
Kepli
Djinni (Admin)
Djinni (Admin)
Avatar

Joined: 01/04/2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 16844
Posted: 01/23/2008 at 2:20am | IP Logged Quote Kepli

Excellent

__________________
You can never have enough vines - Vines are good - Vines help you - Vines are cool ...
Back to Top View Kepli's Profile Search for other posts by Kepli Visit Kepli's Homepage
 
Cisticola
Legend
Legend
Avatar

Joined: 11/09/2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1866
Posted: 01/23/2008 at 3:00am | IP Logged Quote Cisticola

Excellent

Very adaptable object...great stuff

__________________
Cisticola at DeviantART
Back to Top View Cisticola's Profile Search for other posts by Cisticola Visit Cisticola's Homepage
 
aegean
Legend
Legend
Avatar

Joined: 03/05/2005
Location: Turkey
Posts: 2232
Posted: 01/23/2008 at 3:38am | IP Logged Quote aegean

Fantastic first post, don't worry to much about your drop shadow as items that sit on tables and such can look a bit odd sometimes with too much drop.

ae

__________________
Creative Gremlins                                             Creative Gremlins Marketplace
Back to Top View aegean's Profile Search for other posts by aegean
 
forumLurker
Legend
Legend
Avatar

Joined: 03/31/2005
Location: United States
Posts: 3938
Posted: 01/23/2008 at 8:00am | IP Logged Quote forumLurker

Awesome first post! I really like them, and as Aegean says, don't worry too much about the dropshadow.

~lurker~

__________________
WARNING: I may or may not be lurking at this moment. Please be advised.

"Well, I'm the Forum Lurker. I'm not Sneak Man. I'm not Hidey Boy. I'm the Forum *Lurker*."
Back to Top View forumLurker's Profile Search for other posts by forumLurker
 
Digger
Legend
Legend
Avatar

Joined: 11/09/2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 966
Posted: 01/23/2008 at 8:33am | IP Logged Quote Digger

Very nice, welcome to the community.

__________________
Click Here to see the DramaScape Website
Back to Top View Digger's Profile Search for other posts by Digger Visit Digger's Homepage
 
dDemonicAngels
Janni (Moderator)
Janni (Moderator)


Joined: 06/11/2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 2045
Posted: 01/23/2008 at 9:03am | IP Logged Quote dDemonicAngels

I'd love to see more of this stuff. It can be used in a witches lair or just any kitchen, not just an alchemist's lab.

dDA
Back to Top View dDemonicAngels's Profile Search for other posts by dDemonicAngels
 

Page of 3 Next >>
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by Web Wiz Forums version 7.6
Copyright ©2001-2003 Web Wiz Guide

This page was generated in 0.4375 seconds.
Contact - About Us - Privacy Statement - Legal Notices - EULA
Copyright © 2003-2007 Dundjinni Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.