We continue to build dimensional signs for the contractors that are working on our house. Today it was time to start on the cabinet maker’s sign. As many times as we build this kind of relatively simple sign there are always a few twists to keep things interesting.
I did the lettering in Illustrator and then built the logo and sign around them. Since the woodgrain bitmap would be applied as four separate rectangular areasI built the panel vectors as well. We would use these as masks for the bitmap.
I first built a flat relief 0.5″ thick.
Then I imported the sandblasted woodgrain bitmap from TEXTURE MAGIC DVD, enlarged and positioned it and applied it with a value of 0.15″
Next up was the border reliefs around the letters and logo. These were built as flat relief 0.7″ high, just enough to clear the woodgrain.
The letter borders were then merged highest with the background.
Lastly te ;etters and logos were added by modifying the base relief using the vectors as a mask.