Post # 1
I slaved over this map for two days and finally emerged with a draft I like! I used WeddingMapper and then made the map in Publisher and polished it up in PhotoShop. If I could do it all over again (but I’m not crazy, so no thank you…lol) I would have made the map in PhotoShop to begin with. I’m going to take it to the printer next week and see what she says. [attachment=233047,24578]
Post # 3
Very cute! I like it a lot!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
So cute! Will it be in color, or are you printing it on colored paper? I love it!
Post # 5
Wow, very nice. I want to create a map, but I don’t feel like I know where to start. Did you trace a google map to get this image?
Post # 6
@ eggman9091, I used MapQuest, actually, but you can use it with any map program. Initially, I used the WeddingMapper site, but I liked the MapQuest version better, so I made a fourth map which I liked better since each map I made looked better. It’s so easy. WeddingMapper lets you put in as many points of interest as you want and maps them out for you. I used WeddingMapper as a general guide so I knew where to place my icons on my DIY map, but I used MapQuest to do the actual tracing. WeddingMapper is free and gives you excellent instructions that can be used in any map program and is not just limited to theirs, which is fantastic. Honestly, it doesn’t take horribly long. I got my last map done in three hours. I could have done in faster, but I was watching Bridezillas on DVR, so I fall into a TV-induced coma from time to time Essentially, you create the map, copy and paste it into PhotoShop or Word, even, and then you trace over it. Then you cut the map away and you are left with the traced lines. Then you spruce it up. I actually had fun with it. Here is a link the the directions on WeddingMapper:
Additionally, WeddingMapper has free clip art you can use for your traced map…of course, I discovered this AFTER I finished mine!
Post # 7
Looks great! Good job…isn’t it amazing how much TIME goes into these things???
Post # 8
Thank you so much for sharing your awesome map. I was actually going to work on mine TONIGHT, so this is such a huge help! I had never heard of weddingmapper before or the idea of tracing in Word. Thanks!
Post # 10
I’m in the middle of making ours and looking at your just motivated me to finish ours. Thanks. You did a great job.