The mountains are handdrawn, but not by me, though. They are a combination of the reliefs found on shadedreliefarchive.com, scaled way down and with the white background erased, and a layer beneath that, with a basic bevel/emboss effect, which I used to add light and shadow, to add some depth. It's a lot of cutting and pasting. There are bits and pieces of South America, the Balkans, Israel and everywhere else in there. So, I guess I have to give the CIA a lot of credit for this map.
Originally Posted by Schwarzkreuz
Oh, cool sources. I was doing my own Relief map too. Couse i realy disliked complete bevel/emboss effect maps, they all (including ym own) look a bit cheesy. So i went for Wilbur yesterday and tested some new technics togethter with Viking.