Got wrapped up in the map again. Made some progress, though. I abandoned the tutorial for the most part and just kind of went off on my own. I am reasonably happy with the geography. The next step will be to feather the layers of the mountain elevation and add rivers and other bodies of water.
After that, I’ll start doing the political boundaries and cities. Throw in some major roadways.
All of this has been done using the Gimp. If anyone is interested in how I did it, let me know. If I get enough people asking, then I will put together some YouTube videos or something.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I haven’t settled on anything yet.