This course will teach You how to create entire worlds/world maps from scratch.
From sketching continents and islands to tracing, from height mapping to naming continents- this course covers it all.
You will learn many valuable and useful lessions about Adobe Illustrator as well as cartography.
Many overlooked tools in Adobe Illustrator which might seemed unimportant will become essential in map design.
I work in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. I suggest You also work in Adobe Illustrator CC or newer version.
Learn about basic and most important tool used in map creation.
Understanding layers in Adobe Illustrator is of crutial importance if You want to have well structured and organised file.
Important and very useful feature in Adobe Illustrator that will save You lots and lots of time.
Lession where real things start to happen. In this lession You will learn how to import sketch, how to navigate layers, how to trace the sketch and how to set up basic ground and sea levels.
Lession where our island starts to get defined look. Basically, this lession is about creation of height map.
By adding rivers, lakes and swamps we will add finishing touches to our map.
Final lession in this section of the course. By adding landmark icons, roads and names we will create perfectly legitimate map. Type of map we see and use in everyday life.
Starting point of new section: creation of entire fantasy world map. In this lession, we will repeat the same steps we did in initial stages of island design; importing and tracing sketch and creating basic height level.
In this lession we will deal exclusively with sea levels- deep, middle and shallow.
In this lession we will create height map for entire world. Be patient- this is very, very time consuming endeavour but also very rewarding.
Lession dedicated to the placement of two types of rivers on the map.
Lession in which map gets its final look, after adding depressions, lakes, swamps and deserts.
Lession dedicated to the naming of continents, mountain ranges, rivers...
My way of sketching maps (in Adobe Photoshop).
Adding names of empires, kingdoms, republics...
Great tip about turning multicolored world map into shades of one single color.
Graphic designer, photographer and illustrator with strong emphasis on packaging, visual identity and print design, food and drink photography, hi-end photo retouching and photomontages. In almost 10 years of expirience I have mastered a number of software and creative skills, worked for numerous clients and provided best possible restults. My software skills include advanced knowledge od Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Camera Raw and lightroom. Fell free to contact me for further informations