This is my second map. Very long time from my ugly first one but, really, I think I have more diamonds than free time.
mountain and forest brushes are by StarRaven [link]
the lake brush is by PickeBu [link]
background paper texture is by bashcorpo [link]
I made the other elements of the map; the compass (maybe in a style not really fitting well with the general style of the map) loosely following this tutorial [link]
the shields loosely following this tutorial [link]
); images inside the shields are not mine though, but free vector images found on the internet. City icons are a reworking of an image of a small medieval town.
About the techniques used for the map: I mixed all the tutorials I could find here and at cartographersguild.com.
Since I am willing to improve my (poor) skills, all critics are appreciated (even if merciless and unforgiving).