Create a Map of Your Hometown Using Illustrator

Josie Adams, Surface Pattern Designer

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12 Lessons (1h 20m)
    • 1. Hometown Map Introduction

      0:53
    • 2. What You'll Need

      0:23
    • 3. Brainstorm

      5:21
    • 4. Gathering Your Sources

      7:07
    • 5. Creating Your Base Map - Part 1

      14:05
    • 6. Creating Your Base Map - Part 2

      8:22
    • 7. Sketching Your Icons

      9:01
    • 8. Digitizing Your Sketches

      10:53
    • 9. Creating a Custom Color Palette

      4:16
    • 10. Coloring Your Sketches

      5:40
    • 11. Putting It All Together

      12:20
    • 12. Finishing Touches

      2:04

About This Class

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In this class, we are going to learn how to create a map of your hometown using Adobe Illustrator.  This class does assume that you have some very basic knowledge of Illustrator, such as how to open a new document and select objects.  Feel free to use my list of commonly used key commands that I have provided in the project section for some help.  Here's an overview of how this class will work:

  1. We'll learn how and where to gather source photos for your sketches
  2. I'll show you how to create a base map the easy way using Google Maps as a guide, and you'll learn how to use a few tools in Illustrator along the way
  3. I'll show you a few of my favorite sketching techniques and how to digitize and color your artwork using a custom color palette that you will create
  4. Finally we will combine everything to create a truly unique and meaningful map of your hometown

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