My talents and education are in Graphic Design & Illustration. I also study electronics avidly. So from time to time I get to design artwork for others. This time, I wanted to design something for myself.
This instructable will cover the design I have chosen for my logo and how a 3d printing of the design will look cool in my workroom.
Having an option to add texture and dimension to my work (not just signs) would help me make the designs I create even better.
Let's get started...
Step 1: Design the Logo in a Vector-based Graphics Editor
I designed this logo for myself. It's not a brick and mortar store. It is my office & garage at home :-).
This design was created using mainly type. The only thing I did was adjust the spacing of the letters.
I then "grouped" the lettering and converted it to outlines. Finally I saved it to a .AI & .EPS file for import into other softwares.
Here is the result:
Step 2: Convert to 3D
I want to print out a 3d version of the lettering in red. The sign will then have depth and will look nicer.
After selecting the appropriate text, I chose "Extrude & Bevel" from the 3D menu.
Here's what we have:
Step 3: That's It!
Thanks for your time... Please look up my profile to learn more about me.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS AN INSTRUCTABLE OF A FICTIONAL COMPANY. AT THIS TIME, LOWTHER DIGITAL IS NOT A REAL COMPANY. I own the domain and Lowther is my last name, so I give myself permission to enter this material & design. It's primary purpose is to further my enthusiasm in various digital projects. Therfore, my disclaimer is such that this is just my own idea of improving my Geeky workroom.