For this series, I wanted to create images that had an antique or deteriorated look. Nosing around with Filter Forge, I found several filters by the same developer that offered various ways to create old style maps. This was a great starting point, but the images were still too clean looking for what I had in mind. Blending in textures of rusting surfaces helped enormously. Various adjustment layers and tweaks to the blending modes in Photoshop finished everything off.
“Mythic Map 2” incorporates images from stock.xchng photographers Mira Pavlakovic (“sumeja”) and Alexander Kokinidis (“hirohito”) and a Filter Forge filter by “Crapadilla”.