The last workshop (like most of them) will be a full house. We had a flurry of last minute sign-ups and so we are busy making a few more name plaques. That too has been a fun and learning experience with over 300 unique name plaques designed and routed through that decade. The last name plaque for the workshops belonged to Ron. Like most of the others the design is one that makes me think a little and used a variety of functions in EnRoute. The vectors were created in EnRoute of course.
I first created a flat relief that was 0.6" tall.
Then I modified this flat relief using the dome tool and a pill shaped vector that was drawn around our relief.
I then used the subtract from (flat relief) tool to drop the centre portions around the diamonds and lettering outline.
I then imported a sandblasted woodgrain bitmap (from the TEXTURE MAGIC COLLECTION ) and enlarged it before applying it to the sunken portion of the relief.
I then used the bevel tool to create the diamonds at each end of the name plaque.
The last step was to use the bevel tool to shape the letters.