The Vintage Nautical Map Maker

by The Artifex Forge in Add-Ons / Add-Ons

  • Compatible Apps:
  • Illustrator


Make Amazing Map Designs in Minutes!

As a child did you burn the edges of tea-soaked paper to make your own 'genuine' treasure maps?

Do you love the romance and adventure of tales of corsairs on the high seas?

Are your eyes drawn to the hand-drawn lines and detailed imagery of antique maps?

If so, this is the product for you! Whether its for a pirate-themed project, an eye-catching event flyer, intricately patterned soft furnishings or an evocative brand design, you can easily bring them to life with this one-stop map creator toolkit. The Artifex Forge has spent many happy hours poring over antique maps on your behalf to bring this varied and authentic material together.

See how easy it is to use in the video tutorial -

All of these useful resources are included in the pack

  • Authentic Illustration Symbols Library

These were sampled from genuine antique nautical maps - simply drag and drop from the symbols tab into your document. The illustrations can be re-coloured and edited as needed.

  • Seamless Repeat Patterns

A mixture of map grids and texture overlays.

  • Vector Brushes

A selection of borders, outlines, dots and dashes and shoreline brushes.

  • Real Parchment Texture Backgrounds

Sourced from the real thing.

  • Example Files

A selection of the preview images. Use these to see how I achieved the look.

Please note: the example files are compatible with Illustrator CS5 through CC only.

  • Instructions

A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then adjust the brushes is supplied.

Please note - No fonts are included.

Please note! This product is compatible with Illustrator CS1 to CC.

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