Over the last few weeks I have continued to work on the map that I started here. When I began I didn't realize what an epic undertaking it would be. It has over 550 layers and the photoshop file is nearly 600MB in size. It's been pretty exhausting and it still isn't finished, but hopefully by next week I'll be done.
Since then I've had to change the political lines (twice) which was a bigger pain that I realized it would be. I also added mountain ranges, hills, forests, and rivers. Many of these natural features provide markers where one kingdom ends and another begins.
Labeling is still a work in progress. The major seas, Lochs, Firths, and straights have been labeled; the mountains, a few passes, some marshes, and major hills also, but so far no cities, towns or castles have been put down or been labeled. The forests and lakes also need labeling, that being the next step I plan on taking.
To the left is the most current version as described above. As I said the political lines are slightly different though each kingdom is in more or less the same place. This represents a good bit of work, and though I think it looks to be coming along well, I would appreciate some feedback.
I was messing around with various filters and came up with this alternate version of the map in sort of a faded monotone look. I don't think I'll use it, but it looked kinda cool so I figured I might as well share it.
Finally this last version of the map is what I call the Pirate Treasure map version. Don't think I'll use this style either, but I love treasure maps.