This is for my new campaign "Defenders of Arven." At RPMiller's suggestion, I looked through some tutorials here and saw what I could come up with. This is about 4 hours of work while distracted by football. I decided to put it down for a while and connect back. I used Rob A and Jeremy Elford tutorials primarily and photoshop. I tried to do a not-parchment-style but I got frustrated with the filters I was using causing the colors to end up really bright/neon/strange-especially when trying to make the map 3D. A hybrid between parchment ended up being my next step.
To do: I want to add some rivers, major cities, and some major paths. The southern region is unknown to the players but I think I'll just insert "Southern Kingdoms" or something to make it a more well rounded map. Criticism is welcomed. I am entirely new to this so if there are specific tutorials (I use photoshop) you can point me to, that would be great!!!