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Anyone with tips on creating maps (I create them mainly for brochures/print) with a 2D perspective. I'm not a very good artist; is there a plugin that would convert a flat map to a 2D? I use Illustrator 9.0 and draw maps constantly. My current method is tracing over an existing map. I want to sharpen up some on my brochures with a nice 2D effect. Thanks for the help....

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    Default Creating 2D Maps in Illustrator

    Anyone with tips on creating maps (I create them mainly for brochures/print) with a 2D perspective. I'm not a very good artist; is there a plugin that would convert a flat map to a 2D? I use Illustrator 9.0 and draw maps constantly. My current method is tracing over an existing map. I want to sharpen up some on my brochures with a nice 2D effect.
    Thanks for the help.
    Mark_Manning@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating 2D Maps in Illustrator

    Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't the ones you are making now in two dimensions?

    Do you mean 3d?
    Philip_Peterson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating 2D Maps in Illustrator

    I'm Sorry...I guess it would be 3D. The maps to which I am referring usually have a horizon and the streets are drawn in perspective. Thanks for the correction.
    Mark_Manning@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating 2D Maps in Illustrator

    Mark,

    If your draw them in 2-d, then convert lines to outlines, then use the freetransform tool {q} to create perspective (ie click corner, hold down ctrl, then drag corner) you can get a nice 3-d effect.

    jonathan
    Jonathan_McClintic@adobeforums.com Guest

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