Here is my first serious attempt at making a polished, finished map. I started out in FT with a generated world and a small amount of terrain editing, outputting the climate shading as well as the slope shading. Then I moved into PS to assemble everything. The font is based on Roman cursive handwriting and the compass is a digitized version of the compass from a 15th century navigational chart.

Its not great, but I didn't realize how rusty my Photoshop skills were, and I only spent two days on this. It also came out a little bit small, but I think that is because of a mistake I made in FT. I also need to add a lot more place names around the shore, to imitate the look of a portolano chart better, so I am going to keep fiddling with this off and on for a while.

Click image for larger version. 

Name:	carvarr_v1.jpg 
Views:	200 
Size:	951.0 KB 
ID:	42729