Post # 1
I have to say that this was the most challenging part of designing my invite suite, and also probably my favorite thing in there. The design was inspired by another fabulous retro looking map I found online. I drew it and set the type in Adobe Illustrator. The fonts are Gotham and Adios Script.
I have to adjust the color levels (prints a bit too green, I need to up the magenta in my swatches just a bit) and I made add some smaller details, but otherwise its done! Also I might change it from “Directions” to the name of the restaurant.
What do you think?
Post # 3
OMG I so want to steal your map! I am getting married @ The Links on Key Biscayne. Any starter up tutorial you could give me – I just have been working with Goggle Map and drawing my own – but it’s taking forever. Looks great!
Post # 4
I love your map!!! It’s amazing!!!!
Post # 5
Wow! Those are some skills girl! I did a quick map with Google Maps and Powerpoint, but you sure put mine to shame!
I know your guests will appreciate the directions and the map! Great job!
Post # 6
That looks SO nice, awesome job!!!
Post # 7
Love it! You should create these for people and sell them. I’d definitely buy it.
Post # 9
@ shortcherriez Oooh, never thought about that! How much would you suggest selling a map like this for?
Thank you so much for your comments everyone!
@ Ms. Guava-Tini The Links is gorgeous! I would have a hard time doing a tutorial on it though because I have been drawing my whole life and I do design and illustration professionally, so its hard for me to give advice without relying too heavily on my background in art. I will tell you the best piece of advice for anyone trying to draw something- practice, practice, practice! And practice some more! I almost gave up on this particular design but I made myself finish it last night. It was worth it!
Post # 10
Wow that looks awesome, I won’t even show you what our map looked like…well lets just say it looks like a 1st grader made it.
Post # 11
Great job!!! Those looks so amazing.
Post # 12
arobb – Fan.Tastic. isn’t amazing how maps can be such a small detail that brings so much pleasure? Illustrator is the one Creative Suite tool that I haven’t yet mastered. I know there are so many cool things you can do with it but I’m not there. Jealoussss. How are you printing it?
Post # 13
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oh wow! tyour map looks so PRO! amazing job!!!! 🙂
Post # 14
Fabulous!!! Wish I could pull something off like that!
Post # 15
@ GaBGal Thank you! I’m going with a high quality color laser print to save on money. It will look very crisp, clean, and professional on the Baronial Ivory Classic Laid paper I bought. That particular brand of cardstock is fantastic and gave me a really nice option to print on a “cotton” like paper without having to resort to more expensive print options.
Illustrator is fantastic! Because much of my design work revolves around print design and working with photography, I am much more proficient in Photoshop and InDesign (my preferred solution for typesetting and print design). Illustrator is so much fun but I don’t get to do much illustration work these days.
@ Miss poodle, thank you! I’ve never done a map before so I was really nervous since its so different from my normal work. I’m glad I was able to make it look professional! I almost gave up on this design twice! Always sleep on a design before tossing it, haha.
Post # 16
That was frickin’ amazing! What an incredible map!
Now can you create a DIY guide for those of us who haven’t figured this one out yet?
I don’t have illustrator yet.
Do I need it?
Is this one of “those” programs you need to have to be a DIY invite diva?
I’m a DIY diva wanna-bee.
And want to be prepared!