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metro line / tube map anyone?

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I'm trying to sketch a tube / metro line map like similar to the attached one - can anyone point me to a tutorial or give me a helping hand otherwise?

I'm a bloody laymen coming from a Xpress / Illustrator stone age

just think similar to the London Tube map

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Mac print publishing X-Press & Adobe hostage, cooking on extrem high level, subscribing with joy to US Cooks Illustrated & Foreign Affairs, the british Spectator and the swiss Weltwoche - absolute incompatible publications 

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Hi brunzenstein, welcome to the Affinity forums!

 

The metro map is quite simple to design. Just draw curves (use the Pen tool) for the tube lines (snapping to grid may help to keep the curves straight). Then set the stroke width so that the line is thick enough.

 

The rest is basic shapes (ellipses, rounded rectangles, artistic texts). See the attached example.

 

If you have experience from Illustrator or any other vector drawing tool, you should be good to go. If you still feel like stuck, I'd recommend to watch some of the great Affinity Designer tutorials here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10815-in-house-affinity-designer-video-tutorials/

 

Good luck! ;)

metro.afdesign


UX/UI designer, IT analyst & consultant, Business Architect at Cool Ticket (www.coolticket.co).

MacBook Pro 13'' Early 2015, 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Apple Thunderbolt Display 27'' (2560 x 1440).

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Thanks indeed a thousand times - as I lost some work and could only get the picture back thanks to your post!

The original was deleted from the net by the metro lines - so you were a true life saver!


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