i don't use photoshop so i didn't understand much of the process
the quality is so poor i can't understand many of the tools used
could you perhaps do something with text and images?
How to make your very own old map.
step 1. find a piece of white paper. crumple it into a ball then neatly unfold it. place it under a big book for a few minutes. in this time prepare a cup of coffee.
step 2. spill the coffee onto the sheet of paper and let it soak for a bit.
step 3. put it in the oven until the paper is dry and the margins start to turn brownish. now you have your very own olp paper.
step 4. take a high quality pic of it and put it on your pc.
you got this image:
now you decide the paper should appear even more realistic.
edges and burn are your friends.
so start fireworks and open your image.
then click on burn tool and modify the various properties for this tool. go for midtones with a decent exposure and lots of edge for a smooth look.
now with a single move go around the edges of the map and burn it.
or go over the whole map. it's up to you to choose the style you want.
and you'll get a nice burnt paper.
now all you need is some torn edges.
select the image and click on the little plus sign at the bottom then go to edges
perfect. now select the tearing more you want. i recommend torn paper and modify the parameters until the image preview looks ok.
in the end you'll get this: