With the design for the Hazelnut Inn finally in hand we set to work in EnRoute. I had done the design using Adobe Photoshop using my iPad as an interface. I based the lettering on an actual font but modified it a fair amount. Now that needed to be done using vectors. So Peter imported the jpg image of the sign and tweaked the lettering vectors using the image as reference.
Since we were going to add a fairly high bevel to the letters we knew they would be very thin and fragile. To change that we needed to thicken up the tapered ends of the letters. To do this Peter first did an inside offset of .05″ .
Hw then created a second offset around the letters to create a shaped background.
Two legs protruded out of the back of the sign for mounting.
We glue our signs using Coastal Enterprises PB Bond 240 glue – a one part urethane glue which is activated by a spritz of water mist.