Drawing or DIYing your own maps?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


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.


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