Trying to juggle this one. As I mentioned somewhere I got bogged down in minutia and lost track of real progress. Right now I am going back to re-assemble unmerged parts of the map. I need to fix the road and city placement for one. I am on the 11th major change. Perhaps I do have ADD.
I got to the end of Pt. 2 of RobA's tutorial, "Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map" but I wasn't happy with how the mountains looked. I found another tutorial by RobA, "Simple Mountains in GIMP" and decided to use that technique instead.
Here is my first pass at the alternate technique:
I thought the mountains turned out pretty good, though there was a strange inverted ridge around the mountains that I