Created in: Photoshop
This map started as a way to create a hand drawn map and practice using various Photoshop effects in order to speed up the end result. After a number of uploaded works in progress, Ascension accidentally saved over his layered version of the original map with single flattened layer and started over from the begging with an entirely different landmass as well as somewhat different style to produce this final result. In addition to the Finished Map, I would highly suggest checking out the posts in the WIP thread.
I don't know if Ascension ever found a faster method to get hand drawn results, but the results are stunning irregardless.
Originally Posted by Ascension
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