I'm in the process of revising my thesis, and thought I would update a few of maps as well. I've decided to add hillshade to my geology map because I thought it would make the sedimentary core and igneous crescent terranes 'pop' a little more. Usually I can't stand hillshades on thematic maps because they convolute the message.
Don't worry about the typography because this is one of 22 maps that I have made. I have covered that in previous maps, furthermore my figure caption is already in InDesign. Programs used: ArcMap, Photoshop, & Illustrator.
Do you think the hillshade screws with the communication of the geology? Any other comments are always welcome.