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Marketing and Visitor Services Mini Series: Creating Visually Stunning Maps and Interpretive Materials In-House Marketing and Visitor Services Mini Series: Creating Visually Stunning Maps and Interpretive Materials In-House Presentation Transcript

  • Creating Visually Stunning Maps and Other Interpretive Materials In-House Tee Jay Boudreau APGA 2010
  • Introduction
    • Park Manager with Fairmount Park, Philadelphia’s Park
    • System
    • Operations Division
    • Grounds Crews
    • Tree Maintenance
    • Misc. Projects
  • Case Study
    • Longwood Graduate Program ~ Student Project
    • Fairmount Park Historic Horticulture Center and Centennial
    • Arboretum
  •  
  • Created New Interpretive Materials
    • Visitor Guide
    • Self-Guided Tree Tour
    • Rack Card
  • Guide Map Original Guide Map ?
  • Guide Map
  • Bridge the Gap?
  • Bridge the Gap?
    • Adobe Creative Suite Products –
      • Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
    • Google Maps
    • Bing Maps
    Amazon: Adobe CS4 Design Premium ~ $1,400.00 Student Edition ~ $400.00 Google Maps, Bing Maps ~ $Free!
  • Four Step Process
    • Create a Base
    • Trace the Base
    • Render the Base
    • Place items on the Base
  • Creating the Base Layer
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • Tools you will use:
      • Google/Bing Maps
        • Print Screen Function
      • Photoshop
        • Crop Tool
        • Photomerge Option
      • Having a high resolution, clear basemap is most important to a successful map!
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • Screenshot used as traceable base layer
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • Have to get in close!
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • Combine in Photoshop
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • How to Combine?
      • Step 1: Take a close screenshot of one area (CTRL + PRTSC)
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • How to Combine?
      • Step 2: Open new file in Photoshop (File – New – OK)
      • Step 3: Paste in Screenshot (Edit – Paste)
      • Step 4: Crop Screenshot to desired area (Select crop
      • tool, drag over desired area, hit Enter)
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • How to Combine?
      • Step 5: Save Cropped File (File – Save As)
      • Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • How to Combine?
      • Step 7: COMBINE (File – Automate – Photomerge)
      • Step 8: Select photos, hit ‘OK’
  • Creating the Base Layer
    • How to Combine?
      • Step 9: Save Combined photos as .JPG (File – Save
      • As – select .JPG file format)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Theory
    • Layers, Layers, Layers!
  • Adobe Creative Suite Theory
    • Layers, Layers, Layers! – Organization is KEY!
    • Tools you will use:
      • Adobe Illustrator
        • Edit Artboard
        • Pen Tool
        • Smooth Tool
        • Shape Tool
        • Selection Tool
        • Scissors Tool
    Outlining the Map
  • Outlining the Map
    • Step 1: Open Illustrator and the Map (Open – Select File)
    • Step 2: Edit Artboard to fill size of Map (File – Document
    • Set-up – Adjust accordingly - OK)
    • Step 3: Create Layer System
      • Select ‘New Layer’ – Double-Click to rename
    • Step 4: Select desired Layer
    • Step 5: Select Pen Tool and begin tracing!
      • Practice, practice, practice!
    • Step 6: Export file as a .PSD (File – Export)
  • Outlining the Map
    • Tools you will use:
      • Adobe Photoshop
        • Paint Bucket
        • Color Selector
        • Transform/Resize
    Rendering the Map
  • Rendering the Map
    • Step 1: Open Photoshop
    • Step 2: Open Map File created in Illustrator
    • Step 3: Duplicate the Blacklined file
    • Step 4: Select Paint Bucket Tool
    • Step 5: Select Color
    • Step 6: Begin Color Filling in areas
        • Practice, Practice, Practice!
  • Rendering the Map
  • Adobe Creative Suite Theory
    • Shift, Ctrl, Alt ~ Your New Best Friends
    • Pressing one or more of these keys unlock the true
    • potential to the toolbar items.
      • Create perfect circles and squares
      • Draw straight lines
    • Tools you will use:
      • Adobe Photoshop
        • Brush Tool
        • Crop Tool
        • Paint Bucket Tool
        • Color Selector Tool
        • Transform Tool
    Placing Items on the Map
    • Once the base color has been established your map will
    • need objects such as trees!
  • Placing Items on the Map
    • Step 1: Open Photoshop
    • Step 2: Open new File with Transparent Background ~ 300
    • DPI, CMYK Color
    • Step 3: Open saved Tree template
    • Step 4: Drag tree template into Transparent File
    • Step 5: Create New Layer
    • Step 6: Select New Layer and trace Tree File with Brush Tool
    • Step 7: Duplicate Traced Layer
    • Step 8: Color Fill Duplicated Layer
    • Step 9: Save file as .TIF (preserve Transparent Background)
  • Placing Items on the Map Google Image Photoshop Isolation Procedure New Tree File!
  • Placing Items on the Map
    • Step 1: Open Rendered Map File
    • Step 2: Make Rendered Layer 0% Transparency
    • Step 2: Create New Layer Group (Tree)
    • Step 3: Place Tree File ~ (File – Place – Select File)
    • Step 4: Drag Tree File under Group Layer
    • Step 5: Reduce Tree Group to 40% Transparency
    • Step 6: Place Tree where necessary, and resize accordingly
  • Placing Items on the Map
    • Step 7: Duplicate Tree File, repeat step 6… many times!
    • Step 8: Merge (CTRL + E) Tree Layers that touch and edit
    • with Brush Tool to eliminate overlap
    • Step 9: Bring Rendered Layer back to 100%
    * Use same methods to add Text, Shapes, Etc.
  • Placing Items on the Map
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  • Thank You