Wednesday, 28 August 2013

wedding place names

made 87 of these for my sister's wedding in Malta (hence the shape). each one had a unique name laser etched onto a laser cut 5mm birch ply sheet.

I started by CADing the island shape in AutoCAD. I exported the line drawings and opened it with photoshop to rotate. I then saved it and opened it with InDesign. Repeating it the required time. I then placed the text on each one and exported as a pdf.

I had some troublr opening them in coral draw. They took a bit of fiddling before sending to laser. InDesign can often raster a vector without telling you. Annoying. Worked fine in the end though. If I had more time I would have stained and matte varnished them.

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