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

Project Description

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For this class, you are going to be creating a map of your hometown in Illustrator.  I say hometown, but you can illustrate whatever place you want!  Follow along with the videos to get you started, and you can use my project as a template for your own.

I want to see your process, so show me all the steps along your map creating journey!  Also tell me a little bit about your experience during each step.  Here are some ideas of what to include:

  • Photo of your brainstorm
  • Photo of your base map
  • Photo of your sketches - before color and after
  • Final project photo

Can’t wait to see your hometowns!

RESOURCES

Commonly Used Key Commands (attached as a file)

Free Trial of Adobe Illustrator

Midcentury Muse Vector Brushes

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