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I've done the finished image as well as the breakdown for a Heroscape fan site. Maybe it's of some interest for this gaming photography forum - if not, admins feel free to delete it.
My mother's tongue is not english. So please excuse the faults in the text.
Furthermore my Photoshop runs in german, so I do not know the exact names of the different features in english.

 
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That's it! A total of 29 layers and 50 hours of work. The finished picture below is the one in the BGG Heroscape gallery.

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Re: Breakdown of an image: layers galore
Thanks for the write up gollum.

Very impressive.
 
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Suggest a possible fire at the door

...and I just thought they left the porch light on hehe
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Geosmores wrote:
Thanks for the write up gollum.

Very impressive.


Thank you!

It's also impressiveshake how messy it gets when I do such stuff...

 
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Nice work.

As a further refinement, I would adjust the white balance of the soldiers at the bottom left and center, in order to match the strong yellow cast of the castle (and in particular, the castle door). This can probably be done quickly by applying a Curves adjustment to the layer in question, and dragging down the middle of the blue channel a bit.

There is also a slight mismatch in dynamic range. The layer containing the soldiers could stand to have the black level raised a bit (and then general gamma correction applied via Curves, if necessary).
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Thanks Spire, I will check it out.
 
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"The Mayhem" again, after the corrections suggested by Spire, adequately captioned "desktop size 1280 x 1024 Spire edition"



Again, thanks for the input Spire!
 
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I had to dig deep in my archived files to find the original photoshop file (which has a size of 77.1 MB) in order to refine it further. I also found the two following pics which illustrate the lightning on the figure image.


The effect here was simply a backlight to strong to work with, it had to be dimmed down somehow.


The plastic sheets are normaly used to place them on the table beneath plates and stuff. They work great in different ways to control light on miniatures.
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Great job!!!
 
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