I'm creating a site plan for a campus using Illustrator - anyone have any good examples or ideas on how to make it really pop? I'm using gradients instead of flat green fills for grass, transparencies and shadows on the trees - basically gradients everywhere instead of just fills - any other ideas?
It is rather difficult to give any advice without seeing what you have. And trying to make something really pop may really be overdoing. Sometimes simple stands out and complicated is just messy.
In any case, the best place to ask is the Illustrator forum: