Hi all,

here is my first attempt of a digital City Map. I made it in Photoshop CS 2 for a RPG Campaign.

There are some elements I'm not quite pleased with, such as the elevation. It's a steep city, with steep cliffs to the north, but soft slopes to the south of each isle. I used a rock texture for the cliffs and a soft transparent black brush for the shadows, but it's a lot of work and I can't change the direction of lightning afterwards. I already tried layers with bevel/emboss, but because of the different types of slopes it didn't work. Do you have any idea how I could improve it?