Create a Map of a
-Important Attractions & Landmarks
Your map should have
-a unique color palette
-additional call outs & menus as necessary
-a title to your map
Take a screenshot from google maps. Trace the elements with the pen tool. Create a specific color palette and shape settings for your map.
Use a pre-existing vector map and crop the Artboard to your desired setting.
For example with the Vector Maps (links below)
Download the .ai file.
Open the file and create a new artboard around the section you want.
File > Export the file as an .svg file
Close the document
Open the .SVG file
Command + A (select all)
Create a new Document (letter size, etc)
Command + V (paste)
Resize the Vector object
Create a NEW RECTANGLE over the map.
Right Click over the map and choose Create Clipping Mask.
Now add symbols and type and edit as necessary.
Get expressive with the map and create a more unique, and artistic rendering of the map.
Free Vector Maps of world cities
More free vector maps
Free Icons that you can use on your maps
Map examples and tips from designers
Collection of vintage maps
CURRENT EVENTS! Map of the Dakota Access Pipeline