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?

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If so, then this Vintage Nautical Map Maker is 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.

Included in this set:

• 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.

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

Software compatibility: Adobe Illustrator CS1 to CC or newer.

This product was originally featured in The Ultimate Vector Design Bundle and The Greatest Vector Bundle of All Time

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The Vintage Nautical Map Maker

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    love this, wish I had Illustrator to use it!

    • Carol Stratford

      Hey Julianna,

      Thanks for the comment on this one and it is such a lovely product :) Unfortunately though it does require AI to use it- sorry to disappoint you!


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