More Maps!

9:02 AM

As I've been scouring Pinterest the last few weeks  months, trying to find anything and everything map related, I came across a cool image of the quote, "Be the change you hope to see in the world," inside of a simple globe shape. I really liked the idea of the piece, but it looked bit too grainy and "old" for my taste. I decided to see what I could do to "fix it up a bit" and maybe if I liked it well enough I'd hang it up in my classroom.


After a few hours of working with the image this is what I came up with!

To get the basic design of the image, I used the image trace feature in Adobe Illustrator. This worked for the base of the globe, and some of the simpler leaf-like shapes. It did not, however, work with the words. I tried out a few different fonts to match the original, but they all looked horrible, so I decided to just write the words myself! Using a nifty little Wacom tablet at work (it's basically like a drawing tablet with a pen) I drew out each letter. It took like a million tries before I was happy with the way the letters looked, but finally I was pleased. Also, since I was writing the words, I decided to change the word "hope" to "wish" because that's how I've always heard the quote said, and I just liked it better. 

After I had all of that done, I took the file into Photoshop and created clipping masks with the pictures of maps. I'm hoping to hang the image on the wall behind my desk - just pray there aren't too many issues with the printing! ha. 

Even more map crafts coming soon!
PS If you missed my last classroom map craft, feel free to check it out here :) 

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