Figure 5.51

Fill the selected accommodation structures with black.

9. Copy the entire layer style from Hollyhock-Session Houses to the Hollyhock-Accommodations layer. (Drag and drop the word Effects from one layer to the other in the Layers palette.) Doubleclick the Color Overlay effect under Hollyhock-Accommodations and change the color to blue with a Hue value of 245 in the Color Picker.

Notice that many of the accommodation structures have pitched roofs. Instead of using the Bevel And Emboss effect, some hand coloring is in order to maintain the sharp ridgelines. You will have to think about where the sun is in order to plan your hand-painted color scheme; lighter shades of blue will be used where the surfaces are in full light, and darker shades of blue will be painted on surfaces that are partial shadow.

10. Temporarily turn off the Drop Shadow effect belonging to the Hollyhock-Accommodations layer because it obscures the boundaries of the roof line work. Create a new layer called Accommodations-Hand Colored. Click the Swatches palette, and hold your mouse over the swatches until you can read their Tool Tips. Click Pastel Blue to set it as the foreground color. Select the Paint Bucket tool and click the roof surfaces indicated in Figure 5.52.

WARNING Drop Shadow and Outer Glow effects extend beyond their fill boundaries. As such, these effects create pixels that overlap other layers or can themselves be covered by other layers. You might need to temporarily toggle off these effects while selecting or filling adjacent boundaries. Arranging the stacking order of layers can reveal a drop shadow or an outer glow that is covered by another layer.

WARNING Drop Shadow and Outer Glow effects extend beyond their fill boundaries. As such, these effects create pixels that overlap other layers or can themselves be covered by other layers. You might need to temporarily toggle off these effects while selecting or filling adjacent boundaries. Arranging the stacking order of layers can reveal a drop shadow or an outer glow that is covered by another layer.

Painting roof surfaces is quite subjective; you simply want to convey the idea that the hues get darker the more the roofs are in shadow, given that the sun is coming from the lower-left corner of the image. Although we know there would naturally be tonal variation in the real world, to simplify matters you can color each flat roof facet with a solid color. This simplification gives the map a pleasing cartoonish feeling that actually makes it easier to read.

11. Use the Swatches palette to help you select various shades of blue. Using the Paint Bucket, drop solid colors into the boundaries of the roof facets shown in Figure 5.53. Feel free to choose your own colors or color surfaces.

The rest of this project repeats the techniques you have already been using in this tutorial. Rather than simply follow more steps, it will help you to build skills if you participate in the completion of the project based upon the techniques you have learned in this chapter.

Go ahead and complete the Hollyhock map as you see fit, creatively applying Layer Style Effects to the remaining layers, creating new layers, and hand painting wherever you deem appropriate. I recommend using red color-coding for the major structures and purple for the minor structures. You can refer to the color section for inspiration as to one way the completed project might look; feel free to change the effects to reflect your own personal aesthetic taste. Figure 5.54 shows the completed project with text added to identify the site's facilities.

Figure 5.53

Hand painting darker surfaces

Figure 5.53

Hand painting darker surfaces

O Light blue Q Pure blue O Dark blue

Save your own project and then open the file Ho11yhock2.psd from the companion CD. Investigate which Layer Style Effects were applied to the remaining layers. Completed project files such as this are a great learning resource and reference for your creative inspiration.

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