I'm not the first one to posting this.

I'm wondering how to do some nice effects with Photoshop: I saw a while ago this style of mapping (one of the best, imho): here's one sample map (here LINK).

Hence I'm not "the best" at Photoshop, I wonder how this awesome guy makes these maps. Well, for the mountains and the hills, the tablet is surely required. But what for the small dots in the plains? And the forests?

Well, anyway, this guy is my favourite mapper.

Cya guys.