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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2012, 09:37:52 PM »
And for comparison, a shot of the original game and counters.
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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 08:20:17 AM »
Sorry to post in this old thread - but how would I go about getting a copy of this revised game?  You mentioned that you might be selling as a PNP

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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 08:55:01 AM »
Hi Dave,  I can upload the files to a Dropbox folder and give you access to them.  No charge.  I'll just need an email address that you would like to use for Dropbox and I'll get that set up.  Just PM that email address to me if you like.
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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 09:37:54 AM »
Garry can you describe how you do these maps and what software you use?
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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 10:50:42 AM »
Oh well thank you!  I have an old version of Photoshop (7.0) that I've used for years and have created and added a number of patterns and have acquired a few plug-ins for it as well.  I don't recall what the original motivation was (websites maybe) but I self-taught on how to use the thing.  I did a number of maps and counters for VASSAL modules where I would scan the original map and then basically trace over it in photoshop.  From there I just progressed to putting my own twist on the original artwork or just redrawing it in a completely different style altogether.  I've done a couple of maps and counter sets for Frank Hunter and am working on a Gettysburg map for Paul Koenig games.  It's fun stuff, I really enjoy it!
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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 10:54:42 AM »
If you import a map into Illustrator and run the Trace function, you can get decent-looking vector-graphic maps to play with. I love Photoshop myself, but the sharpness lacks somewhat. Still, you can import the Illustrator graphic into Photoshop and go from there, too.

Great work on the map. Plus I really liked Hitler's War back in the day...I still have my copy, and now I want to break it out and play it again.

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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2013, 11:20:30 AM »
I have just not been able to master Illustrator as I did Photoshop for some reason.  In fact, I never did figure out how to use the ink pen in Photoshop even so came up with my own ways of drawing lines.  I'd like to switch to vector based artwork; especially for the print stuff obviously.  I just need to sit down and learn it one of these days.  I'm sure that there's a ton of YouTube video's on using it as well that I should look up.
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Re: Hitler's War redeux
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 12:48:27 PM »
Don't feel bad. Illustrator is NOT an easy program to learn, and it's really only good if you have a drawing tablet (at least, in my opinion). I despise drawing with a mouse and generally avoid Illustrator unless I need some sharp vector graphics to work with.

I've worked with Photoshop for a long while now (since 2004 or so), and I know there's tips and secrets to it that I've never touched, and when I discover something new I always think, "why the hell didn't I know about that before?"