I came across some high res DEM and would like to create a quality hill shade. Target quality should be ESRI's world_hillshade as shown here: https://services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/Elevation/World_Hillshade/MapServer that is not the normal hill shade I would obtain using the relevant function in my GIS (I use QGIS).
I am sure it is a composite hill shade made with multiple different illumination images blended together, still I cannot obtain a similar result. I see mountain ridges should appear white, so apart from the composite blending I suspect there might be some slope layer involved. Has anyone developed a procedure for obtaining similar "artistic" hill shades out from a raster DEM?