Learn about using appearances to make map labels.
- [Instructor] Over the years, I've seen people approach…adding labels to maps and simple maps in a variety of ways.…But the number one way I've seen it done…is for people to draw a box and then make some text…and then center align the text and so on…onto that box and then rinse and repeat…for all of the different labels.…To my mind, that's not the most flexible way…and that's what I'd like to show you just here.…Using the method that I use, nine times out of ten…for correcting labels and not just in maps,…for a variety of different things.…
I've got an example piece of text…here in this exercise file.…And what I'm going to do is just make one small change…while I'm working on this.…I'm going to add Y to the end there…because I actually want text that has ascenders…and descenders when I'm creating my labels.…And I can always correct that mistake later on.…I'll hit the Esc key to leave that just for the moment…as it is, and I'm going to need the appearance panel…to make it easier for you to see what's going on here.…
- 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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