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Create a Map of Your Hometown Using Illustrator

Josie Adams, educator gone illustrator

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12 Videos (1h 20m)
    • Hometown Map Introduction

    • What You'll Need

    • Brainstorm

    • Gathering Your Sources

    • Creating Your Base Map - Part 1

    • Creating Your Base Map - Part 2

    • Sketching Your Icons

    • Digitizing Your Sketches

    • Creating a Custom Color Palette

    • Coloring Your Sketches

    • Putting It All Together

    • Finishing Touches


About This Class


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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Josie Adams

educator gone illustrator

Hi! I'm Josie - former fashion design teacher and current school counselor who ultimately fell in love with illustration and pattern design.  Hey Miss Designs is a nod to my educator side as I have spent many years with students referring to me as "Hey, Miss" when they want my attention.  I think I will forever be helping kids to remember to address people by their names... 

I am so excited to share my creative journey here with you because this is...

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