Campaign Cartographer (CC from now on) is my first CAD program I've used. I watched some youtube tutorials, did some reading, and plunged in. My results for the most part have not been the greatest, but they also look a lot better than the stuff I do on my own. As I've practiced, I've gotten better (shocking, right?) but I've also learned that the various art styles you can choose from have a huge impact on how the map looks coming out.
Most recently I spent some time with CC not for a specific project or game or thing in mind - which has been my goal with other projects - but to just play with the program like a sandbox. I've actually been fairly pleased with the results.
Ospreia is one I made a few days ago. I'm fairly pleased with how it came out, though there are some weird shapes used in it. My house mate thinks the main continent looks like a T-Rex wearing a showercap. A friend thinks the desert in the south looks kind of like a butt, or worse. Awkward yeah, but not bad practice. I also like how the north east arctic island looks like a puking ghost.
Thatlmera on the other hand was done yesterday (in about 1/3 the time of Ospreia too) after an update offered a new art style. There is a lot less custom settings going on in Thalmera than Ospreia as the style itself is simply gorgeous as is.
I haven't checked if Thalmera or Ospreia are copyrighted names or already used by the way. They're just sounds my ears find pleasing.
Still, that is what I've been up to of late. I think both have some potential, though Thalmera more so than Ospreia. What about you? Do you make maps? If so, do you do them by hand or use a program? If a program, what program? Any work you'd like to share?