Post # 1
Has anyone done their own maps? How did you do it? I found a tutorial on here, but it requires saving a map from yahoo, which Yahoo no longer allows you to do (neither, as far as I can tell, does google or mapquest). Any other ideas? the best I’ve come up with so far is taking a picture of my computer screen 😛
Post # 3
We just finished up ours. We took a screen shot and my fh did the rest of it on power point.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I think Mrs. Ballet Flat had a tutorial on how to make maps…
Post # 5
i did make my own, in MS word. you cannot save a map, but you can take a screenshot by pressing SHIFT+the Print Screen button on your keyboard (not sure about mac instructions) and copy/pasting that into paint for editing, or MS word Directly. I did a combo of one I found on here (maybe Miss Ballet Flat? Mrs Hibiscus? http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/05/04/diy-invitation-map/) and WeddingMapper hand traced (found here http://www.weddingmapper.com/diy/hand_traced)
then I used various free fonts (mostly from dafont.com) to insert fish, a moose, etc. I also scanned in other photos and cut and pasted them on there
Post # 6
I work at a newspaper and our graphic designer showed me how he cheats on his locater-map graphics.
He takes a screen grab of a google or yahoo map and opens it in photoshop. He then traces the necessary roads and icons on a layer on top of the map and deletes the layer that the screen grab is on.
I think it’s absolutely genius, that way it’s accurate, but you can keep it clean by leaving out the things you don’t need. You can put your own fonts on it. And if you get the screen grab from the satellite map you can also put the exact location of buildings, golf courses, restaurants etc. on the map.