Becky, a coworker of mine at the NICU, is getting married soon. She asked me to design her "Save the Date". She gave me all the locations in the Indianapolis area that were significant in her relationship with Marcus, and that hold a special place in their hearts. She also gave me some examples of whimsical maps that she has seen, and her personal vision for her own version.
I put this together in Photoshop Elements. It was a challenging project, with all the details existing on a different layer. But having it that way did make revisions go smoothly. After Becky requested some tweaks on my part, she sent it to her printer. The printer did a great job, and now these postcards have traveled all over the globe to her loved ones.
Although I do not intend to make and sell these as a part of my art business, it was fun to experiment with graphic design again. And it was especially fun to see Becky really love them. In fact, she says she had it printed larger and framed for hanging in her home.
Congrats and warm wishes to Becky and Marcus!