Welcome to the Guild, the Mappiest Place on the Web
The Tutorials forum is the place to find teaching aids for the MANY techniques udes in making maps, and the WIPS (Work In Progress) forums are the place the tup your maps as you work on them. Doing that is THE best way to improve, and with the c&c you should recieve will get you there much faster than you think. So, don't be shy. We are a friendly group here and really only want to help you get to where you want to.
Enjoy your stay