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Creating a Map with Illustrator
Illustration by John Hersey

Creating a Map with Illustrator

with William Everhart

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(MUSIC). Hi. I'm William Everhart, and I would like to welcome you to Creating Maps with Adobe Illustrator. In this course, I'm going to take you through a typical workflow for creating a road map. Some of the topics we will cover include: how to select a source image to base your map on. Building a document layer structure for efficiency and organization. How to illustrate and stylized roads, landmarks and topographical features.

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Creating a Map with Illustrator
2h 48m Intermediate Aug 14, 2013

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Learn to create a custom map that provides clean and accurate directions and points out the landmarks you want to highlight. In this course, William Everhart shows how to build a road map in Adobe Illustrator, which you can then print or embed on a website. Discover how to obtain a source image; trace the map; draw and style different roads, landmarks, and basic geographic features; and label your map with type and symbols. Finally, learn to add turn-by-turn directions and prepare your map for print or sharing online.

Topics include:
  • Understanding different types of maps
  • Extracting a map from an online source
  • Sketching out a map
  • Creating a tracing template
  • Drawing major and minor roadways
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating train tracks
  • Drawing bodies of water, parks, and other landmarks
  • Labeling roads
  • Adding a map legend
  • Saving for print
  • Sharing a map online
Subjects:
Design Projects
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
William Everhart

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi. I'm William Everhart, and I would like to welcome you to Creating Maps with Adobe Illustrator. In this course, I'm going to take you through a typical workflow for creating a road map. Some of the topics we will cover include: how to select a source image to base your map on. Building a document layer structure for efficiency and organization. How to illustrate and stylized roads, landmarks and topographical features.

Creating a legend for your map, adding turn by turn direction and highlighted route. Exporting your map for professional printing or web use. So join me, won't you, on this journey of discovery. One things for sure, we won't get lost.

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