Post # 1
I want to DIY my own map for the venue and I don’t know how to go about this. I want for it to have a vintagy feel. I’m thinking maybe hand painting it and then scanning and printing? does anybody have advice?
If you ve done this, please post pics and tell me how you did it!
Post # 3
@peaseblossom: I did mine in photoshop. Simply take a screen shot from google maps or whatever, then open it up in photoshop. I just traced invidividual streets by making a new layer for each one (you don’t have to trace all of them, just the major/key streets). Then hide the google map screen shot and replace with an old parchment background or whatever. Here’s one that I made for a friend of mine (I did her invites)
Here’s what it looks like on her “location” insert
the actual invite
Post # 4
Hi! I designed and printed our maps! I wanted a watercolour-treasure map look at first, and there are so many cute ones on Etsy, but realized that we shouldn’t do that for a number of reasons. So I just tried to make it with a vintagy feel. The scripted font is the same as what was used on our invitations (we used rubber stamps for the invites). And then I just chose a complimentary font for the street names and address details). Here’s a pic of my draft that I did on powerpoint, and then a crappy photo of how they actually turned out. We were really happy with the results. Somehow I got all the wedding stationary to coordinate, even though we used 3 different types of paper! Everything was made from scratch.