|Connecticut Map Boundary|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Connecticut map boundaries are done. This took a lot longer than I thought it would. The main cause for the hold up was getting the pencil tool to blend. It took forever to get the green color to cover up the red. I got a bit frustrated and used the paint tool for blending also. It kind of butchered things up, but it still got me to finish faster. The pencil tool also has a larger nib than the paint tool. This made it more difficult to blend the very crooked boundary of Connecticut's coast. In the end, however, I managed to get the butchering smoothed over well enough to look presentable.
The next step in this project is going to be making the map proportionately smaller. I don't want it cover the whole area like it does now. I am also going to try and paint the background lighting effects freehand. It won't be easy. I figured out how to copy the colors of the photoshop filter to jpeg. That was the easy part. Painting them and getting them to blend will be the hard part. I have never tried this before, so I don't if I can reproduce the photoshop effect. Stay tuned!