The new vector was used to create a flat relief and then I modified this relief by adding the cartoon woodgrain.
The other two smaller boards were created in the same fashion. Because the bitmaps can’t be rotated in EnRoute we had to rotate the vectors.
Once I had all of the reliefs (with textures created I rotated them back and positioned them the way that suited my fancy. Before I went further I duplicated them as I needed similar boards for the back – without the lettering.
Next up were the flat reliefs of the letter outlines. These were built independent of the board reliefs.
I positioned them properly with repeat to the boards underneath (in the front view) and then merged them highest with the boards. Once I was done that task I combined the three board vectors (of both the front and back)
Last up was the addition of the bevelled letters.
The center layer of the sign will be cut from 1″ thick Precision Board. The centre shape will be cut out to allow for the metal framework to be laminated inside.