Learn about why appearances are essential.
- [Instructor] I'm surprised, more often than you'd think,…to find that people are drawing maps,…using a practice that goes right the way back…to the earliest days of Illustrator,…before it had appearances.…And I'll show you what that particular practice is.…And it's basically to select paths…that are of a common weight.…Now we've only got four here…so it's fairly easy to do that.…Imagine if it was a proper map with lots,…even using the select same stroke weight option here…or the magic wand,…would take quite a while to do that.…
Then copy it to the clipboard…and then paste it in front.…And change the color, like so.…So this is 35, so let's say I was going to take,…I don't know, eight off of there,…or seven, let's say, just for argument's sake,…and bring that down to 28,…so if I type 28 there like so,…and then you've got the line.…And the reason I'm using numbers is…because obviously, you've got different weights…and you want the black line to round them…to be pretty much the same.…So hopefully you can see…that that's a dreadfully inefficient way to work…
- 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
Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CCwith Deke McClelland1h 52m Appropriate for all
1. Designing a Simplified Map
2. Basic Skills
3. Creating a Simplified Map
4. Enhancing Your Map
5. Interactive Maps
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