The series of events to get the desired effect is roughly the same, however, the source of the DEM is also the same. For example, most of the tutorials use the freely available NED data from the USGS.
The state I live in, Pennsylvania, recently undertook a five year project to provide statewide orthophotography, LiDAR, and base imagery.
From the LiDAR, DEMs and 2ft contours were derived.
All being freely available online (google pasda).
Having received the DEMs from the lidar, it appears that the process to create good relief is slightly different.
My question is this: have any of had to change the way you create shaded relief because of the high accuracy of DEM's derived from lidar?
attached is an example of what I'm seeing, using the typical steps in photoshop to get shaded relief.
I can't figure out a good way to get rid of the terracing without compromising the clarity of the relief. I've tried the median/blur/unsharp mask trick 20 different ways but to no avail.