(Closed) Maps?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We just finished up ours. We took a screen shot and my fh did the rest of it on power point.

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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.


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