I must say this is absolutely fucking astonishingly good. I just got into map making a week ago and I'm working on making my first continent to my world. Are the textures used in this map custom made by you or something? I'm having trouble finding good satellite textures. Have you taught yourself all this or is there a place I can go to learn better?
I'm glad you like it For tutorials, advice and a helpful and nice community visit the cartographers guild: [link] I made some of the textures myself, but many are from the free Demo of Genetica viewer: [link]
Nothing special... some blending options in Photoshop. Three layers with bevel and emboss for the mountains and a scattered brush for the forests. I think similar techniques are described in the cartographers guild [link]