Try It!

Here is a base map that you can try shading yourself. After downloading the jpg file, open it in Photoshop and draw a digital shaded relief with the airbrush tool, or print it on paper and draw with a lead pencil.

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Try it
A base map containing contour lines and drainages on which to practice drawing your own relief shading. Have fun! Provided by © swisstopo.

Hand Drawn Map Time Lapse: Hillshade Mountains near Anchorage Alaska drawn with graphite pencils by Sarah Bell.

A short animation by Tom Patterson is showing the process of relief shading with Photoshop.

To manipulate a plan oblique shaded relief try this interactive web app or watch this video.