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CJ Hope

A tropical city journal from the old site

  1. Kris2604
    Kris2604
    5/5,
    Amazing city! The CJ makes me wanna go there!
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      Thank you :))
  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    5/5,
    Fantastic work. I like the pure of city styles
  3. Luna
    Luna
    4/5,
    Beautiful island with lovely hotels :-) in my opinion there are too much photoshop effects.
  4. exit1423
    exit1423
    5/5,
    lovely island ive ever seen :)
  5. Jotape
    Jotape
    5/5,
    Wow, impressive work! Looks great, I like the resorts :)
  6. xman90
    xman90
    5/5,
    I like the map very much, but I can't find it in the website,could you add it and we can download it!
  7. architekt
    architekt
    5/5,
    Like a fairytale.
  8. Abandon Ship
    Abandon Ship
    5/5,
    This is amazing! The post card was a nice feature, too. I also like how you added the location on Google Maps. Way to make a great city.
  9. ObelicS
    ObelicS
    5/5,
    How i didnt see this :) I Dont admire much that types of urban enviroment like island resorts but 5 stars for amazing PS work. Keep it up ;)
  10. Harcan
    Harcan
    5/5,
    Very Impressive work!
  11. heitaoa
    heitaoa
    5/5,
    i very like the island! wonderfull !
  12. Josephlonde
    Josephlonde
    5/5,
    Hey, how perfect you think that this is? Believe me, is 10x more!
  13. Artmaster
    Artmaster
    5/5,
    Well done! I can see how the high sharpness makes the images 'pop', tends to give it a more realistic look. Did you do that on purpose? Also the castle is amazing! Would like to see a more detailed picture of it. I think the only thing that bugged me was the stadium, but that's just my opinion. :)
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      Thank you :)
      Yes, the stadium is out of scale for the size of the island and the community.

      The high sharpness ( and contrast ) are indeed intentional. I actually "split" the picture in sequential levels / layers. The closer the layer to the viewer is, the more i push sharpness and contrast. I also fade the background, again sequentially, using some Gauss filter or clouds.
      The Citadel is a great part i had a lot of fun working on. The city is long gone though. . . read crash, i have a version of it without a big part of the citadel, so it would be really impossible to recreate it fully. Hmm. . . i may have to think something to bring it back though. . . we 'll see, some way. . . :)

      Thank you very much for the review. I apreciate it :)
  14. sadiemydog
    sadiemydog
    5/5,
    To wonderfull island! Next time you should have some gamesavefiles with you , so I can use it to. So wonderfull is this city.
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      :))) Thank you :)
  15. ryankoo
    ryankoo
    5/5,
    Great job! I also spent a month in this map but my city look like a slum @@!
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) I appreciate it!
  16. Thrangar
    Thrangar
    5/5,
    Excellent CJ one of the best, the pictures were a little grainy, but had some well done touchups...really enjoyed this
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much. I am happy you liked it :))
  17. heonetsung
    heonetsung
    5/5,
    Something!!! I'm speechless on your masterpiece!!!
    Besides PS I especially like your idea of that castle alike site at the high land along the water edge. Tastes like Napoli or Valette in the Mediterranean!
    Perhaps no rhms would be better. Don't want too many cars to kill the fresh air :P
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      Thank you :)
  18. Inan
    Inan
    5/5,
    It inspires me to create a holiday resort too. Some good ideas and fantastic work. Unfortunately i wasn't able to find that cottages on the water here as mod. Thanks for sharing!
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      I think it was not a separate mode but part of an unlock mod. I 'll search my mods files and i am almost sure they will be found. They are part of the beach add-on.
  19. Steven H. Endermann
    Steven H. Endermann
    5/5,
    Your city was complete, realistic, and cool-looking. Your journal was also awesome. Nice job, nicknick!
  20. Drazicdesign
    Drazicdesign
    5/5,
    An excellent presentation, with retouch extraordinary!
    One islands completed for the holidays!

    This city to be on the former XL NATION?
    1. nicknick
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) I appreciate it.
      Yes it has been published in the old site. I republished it adding some new photos and the aerials / general views at the end of the journal.