DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 3
After DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 1, and DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 2, you now have a basic map to offer your guests. Next you will be adding some extras to make your map unique.
My invitation has a Victorian feel that I will be continuing into the map. My map will be in shades of gray to save money on printing. It will be on the back of the invitation instead of on a separate insert.
- Find pictures of your points of interest. Most venues have photos available online. You may choose to draw your own images as well.
- Open each image in Adobe Photoshop.
- Resize each image so they are the same size.
- Choose “Filter” and Select “Ink Drawing.”
- Use the circle selector to make an oval around the image.
- Drag/Drop the oval onto your map.
- Add a stroke outline to each oval.
- Make small circles to place on each point of interest.
- Draw a line from the center of the circle to the center of the oval. Adjust the width to make it about 50% of the diameter of the circle.
- Arrange the layers to the line goes behind the circle and oval but in front of the streets.
- Now add your final extras. The small town of my ceremony and reception has no accommodations for out-of-town guests so I added labels pointing guests to Dubuque and Dyersville. I also added the name of the town. The possibilities are endless.
- Also below the map I chose to add the phone numbers for accommodations.
I hope these tutorials were helpful to you! I would love to see your finished products.