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    Hey everyone. I am illustrating what will look like a little city for a project I am working on. I need to make a bunch of downtown, brick buildings look somewhat realistic.

    Does anyone have any good ideas on how to make tiny brick? These are mostly older buildings with red brick, washed out and faded red brick.

    Any Ideas?

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  • #2
    do you have a particular program in mind for this? I saw something similar done in photoshop once, I will see if I can find the link.
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    • #3
      try something like this:

      http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/brick/brick.htm

      http://www.entheosweb.com/photoshop/Brickwall.asp


      old brick wall: http://www.rabyoungdesign.com/brick.html
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      • #4
        Good lord that sounds like hella-project

        ^^^that old brick one is killer^^^
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        It's about the design of the world.
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        • #5
          Mmmmmm...... gulp. Thanks for the tuts Morea. I will give this a shot. The problem might be the size that I need them to end up at. I'll try it though.

          Yeah its a pretty cool project PB, challenging, but fun.

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          CNIC - noun [see - nick]
          1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
          2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
          3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
          For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

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          • #6
            much bigger or much smaller?

            Seems like some of the techniques might work even at really small sizes... hope it helps some, anyway.

            Let us know how it goes!
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            • #7
              Yeah much smaller. Im trying it right now.

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              CNIC - noun [see - nick]
              1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
              2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
              3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
              For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

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              • #8
                Right now I am working on a freelance project for one of the local brewerys in town. I had the labels forwarded to me and I was blown away with the detail in these vector images. One of them has a brick building in it so photorealastic it's scary. I will take a closer look at the file tonight and see if I can borrow some tips for you. No promises though, the files have been outlined and expanded, so picking through them is kinda a pain in the ass.
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                • #9
                  Ok. Problem solved.

                  These bricks need to be soooooo small that all of that other stuff was going to be too much work. I found a way to make the noise filter work for me.

                  Thanks for the suggestions though!

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                  CNIC - noun [see - nick]
                  1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
                  2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
                  3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
                  For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

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                  • #10
                    cool! Glad you worked it out!
                    "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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