Graphic Design: Create a Vector City Map

To mark your favorite places or to remember a wonderful trip!

About this course

In this course you will learn how to make your own vector map, this can be of the country but in this case, we'll make a city map instead. You'll learn how to use simple shapes to create different elements that are going to represent the city of your choice.

We'll start right from the beginning and you'll see the entire process of picking out the right landmarks, color choice, creating the elements etc. By following each step you'll be able to create your own design from scratch and also add your own items into the mix.

What project are we going to develop?

We're going to create our own city by using simple vector shapes. We'll make the elements out of basic components so that the overall design will be straightforward, easily recognizable and clear. You will learn how to use basic shapes such as rectangles, circles, and squares to create a simplified version of any specific landmark. We'll also make use of the Pen Tool, Pathfinder and most importantly, learn how to use the Layers panel.

By following the steps you'll learn more about the design process and you will see that it takes time and patience to create the city of your choice but don’t let that scare you off because the result is worth it!

Who’s this course for? Requirements

This course is for people who are just starting to figure out Illustrator but most importantly, have a lot of patience, if you are looking for something quick and easy then this won’t be your course. To make a map you will really need to be patient because creating all the elements will take up quite a bit of time.

Everything will be explained from the start and you will be guided through the different steps, however, each city is different and needs various elements that you might need to create by yourself.

For this course, you will need Illustrator and pictures to reference.

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Course Details

Intermediate level 1h 22m 12 lessons 182 users


Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator


Kimberly Kembie
Kimberly Kembie
Kimberly Kembie Teacher

Kimberly Kembie is a graphic designer and illustrator who's always trying to find a way between working manually and digitally. Colorful, fun and vibrant are just a few words that describe her artwork.

To learn more, visit http://www.kembie.com/