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Hello again fellow mappers,

I had fun with the last gallery example so I thought I'd show off this one I consider one of my better illustrations. This was actually rendered back in early 2008 before I became a member on CartoTalk. And I'm thinking about entering this in Nick's 2nd annual Design Atlas hopefully to be picked for publishing.

This is Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. That's the Hudson River on the righ. This was rendered in Photoshop with lots of layers and using a beautiful aerial photograph as a base reference. We've gotten alot of positive response on how the river came out. Basically, it was a series of Photoshop gallery filters and contrast and color adjustments.

So,..... here you go.....Attached File  Stevens_Campus_Map.jpg   795.94KB   231 downloads

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Beautiful! How did you make the buildings? With SketchUp?
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No SketchUp on this map.....heck, I haven't even attempted to try to learn that program yet, although I think I'll have to in the next few years in order to compete. No, this Stevens map was pure Photoshop work. Each building was hand drawn with my Wacom tablet (big one) and Wacom pen. Then I use alot of coloring, shadowing, and texture techniques to enhance the illustration and bring it to life.

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The Hudson looks so alive you can almost hear it! Beautiful work. I wouldn't know where to begin.



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Very cool.
Is this how the final product looks? Or was it labeled or did it have other text or graphic information/decoration?
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Dave, the final version does have labels..... you can see it at: http://www.mapformat...stevensIT3D.htm

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Very nice illustration Michael! I am always amazed at how "purposeful" this style of cartography is – both with what is shown and not shown.

I wonder what the purpose of the technology tower is that's just north of the soccer field. At first I thought it was an elevator to a non-existent parking garage - but the labeled map identifies it as a "technology tower."

I guess when we don't have any mountains, we build towers?

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Very nice illustration Michael! I am always amazed at how "purposeful" this style of cartography is – both with what is shown and not shown.

I wonder what the purpose of the technology tower is that's just north of the soccer field. At first I thought it was an elevator to a non-existent parking garage - but the labeled map identifies it as a "technology tower."

I guess when we don't have any mountains, we build towers?



LOL! Thanks Matthew. Yeah, that small building hardly rates as a "tower."

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My favorite of yours also. Its the one I had noticed on Mapformation which led me to contact you.
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Gorgeous! I'm quite amazed that you were able to create this lovely piece with only a wacom board and photoshop. Very inspiring... I'm curious how you determined that oblique angle. Did you have an aerial oblique image to draw off of?

Again, great work!
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Gorgeous! I'm quite amazed that you were able to create this lovely piece with only a wacom board and photoshop. Very inspiring... I'm curious how you determined that oblique angle. Did you have an aerial oblique image to draw off of?

Again, great work!



Thanks so much. It means alot hearing the positive feedback from my peers in the field. Yes, there was an aerial oblique image we chose out of a photoshoot that was booked for the client as part of the job. We had many different angles but really it comes down to marketing as these illustrations are mostly for recruitment of potential students to give them an overall big picture scenario of the college - see if they fit in with the uniqueness that each college may offer. These 3d illustration are a great way to show off the properties not only architecturally but also landscapewise too. And so, admissions folks or public relations personnel and we at mapformation - especially Derek and I (since we both worked in academia for years) - know how to choose the right angle for those purposes.

Michael

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