Hello. Firstly, thanks for all the support and promotion in these artworks.
It wouldn't have been possible without many of you.
They're probably not going to be to everyone's taste but if a few people like them, great! I made them this way 'cause I wasn't satisfied there were enough high quality photos out there to use, so I started with a nice image and converted it to make some other games in the series. Some units are were initially made in Illustrator but then finished in Photoshop because I find Illy's a pain to do everything.
And they're not actually high def as the name suggests, it's just a name I chose.. So they're not going to be totally future-proof or the best way to preserve them. I just thought this way was good for now and sorta easier to release something if you just have to change a few things.
The backgrounds I can release without the shadow layer if you like? They're basically what you've done with your cleanups, ICEKnight (which I've used sometimes) and just stuck a gradient or levels adjustment on top. Sometimes changed the hue. But they're nothing you couldn't do or maybe better. I find the screens still aren't ever like the real thing even with these adjustments added but I'm not sure what else to do with them or what can be done.