Avenza Systems

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2020.

Sponsored Session:

Designing Maps With Data in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Tuesday, 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Central

In this presentation by Avenza Systems, we will be designing a map using geographic data in both MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop—the industry-standard cartography solution preferred by map designers. We’ll add data into a map document and discuss how our mapping tools seamlessly fit into both design environments. We’ll also show how data can be managed, moved around like other layers in Illustrator, and transform map data on-the-fly so its features with the other geographic data on the map. In addition, we’ll highlight how attribute data can be used to easily style areas, lines, and points using stylesheets to automate some of the traditionally time-consuming steps of map-making. In Geographic Imager, we’ll demonstrate how quick and easy it is to add terrain shading to an image and export it as a location-aware file that can be added to the map in Illustrator. Lastly, we’ll finish the map by adjusting map feature styles and creating some surrounding map elements. By the end of the video, you’ll be able to get a sense of how easily you can work with geographic data as familiar layers and images while maintaining precise real-world accuracy. We’re excited to show you these tools and we hope to hear from you soon about how you can get started.

Learn more:
avenza.com/mapublisher (14-day free trial available)
avenza.com/geographic-imager (14-day free trial available)

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