The first order of business was to add a border around the letters. This was done using the outline tool.
A second, much wider outline was added to form part of the outline of the sign.
I then traced the various layers of the scroll.
Then it was time to start building reliefs beginning with the sign background.
I aded a bitmap texture to the background using a small portion of the horizontal sandblasted wood pattern.
The letter border was then created as a new relief, nudged to the proper height in relation to the background relief and then merged highest.
The small lettering was then created by modifying the base relief using the bevel tool.
Then it was time to create the big lettering making the bevel a little larger.
Then I created the various levels of the scroll, one level at a time. Once I was done they were combined with each other and then the base relief.
The last item of business was to add the lettering on the scroll.