Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding areas to the map, part of Drawing Simplified Maps in Illustrator.
- [Instructor] It may help to add area coloring…to your map, even if it doesn't cover…the entire map, but just potentially…important areas such as, for example,…the industrial area down here.…Now I've turned the ref map layer back on…in this exercise file, so you can see it there.…And there are other parts there that…indicate different kinds of landscape or terrain.…Generally the more detail your map has,…then the more likely it is to use them.…
But in simple maps, really just the important parts,…so for example if it's just going for…deep countryside into urban and then…to industrial and so on,…it might be worth doing that.…I'm going to turn off the ref map layer there.…And what I'm going to do is add…another new layer for areas.…And it's quite common to actually segment…different area types into…different layers as well.…But we're only going to do one here.…
So that will be just fine.…And we'll represent the industrial area there,…because that's kind of useful.…If you were traveling down this road,…there would no doubt be signage that showed…
- Understanding where your map will be used
- Finding reference material
- Using symbols and masks
- Drawing roads, rivers, buildings, and other landmarks
- Adding type
- Enhancing your map
- Adding interactivity and animation
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 37m Intermediate
Creating a Map with Illustratorwith William Everhart2h 48m Intermediate
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1. Designing a Simplified Map
2. Basic Skills
3. Creating a Simplified Map
4. Enhancing Your Map
5. Interactive Maps
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