The logo was designed in Illustrator. It represents a fireworks starburst and also a palm tree. The logo as presented on the letterhead and corporate stationary will be in red and white.
As always the routing file creation starts with the vectors, in this case already complete. I imported then into EnRoute and added the background border.
I first created a flat relief using the plaque border.
I then modified the flat relief using the sausage shape using the dome tool.
I then imported my woodgrain bitmap texture. It opened by default to be the height of the plate.
I stretched it out so my relief was under the woodgrain that best suited this piece. The woodgrain bitmap was applied with a value of 0.15 inch. I used the lettering and logo image as a mask. Because I wanted the woodgrain on the plaque and not in the letter areas I also selected that sausage vector shape. This revered where the woodgrain would go on the relief.
The last step was to raise the lettering and image which I did by modifying the original relief and the add tool.
ll paint it up in official corporate colors. I'll use a darker red glaze to spice it up just a little.