Obviously with a name like “This Creative”, we do quite a bit of creative projects utilizing graphic design in Fort Myers, FL. Our skilled graphic design team has worked with a variety of design requests, and completes everything from scratch.
Recently, This Creative’s graphic design team was tasked with creating a custom manhole cover for a client’s mancave. Now, without CNC machines or routers (not that kind, anyway), the process of designing a realistic appearing manhole cover needed to be approached from a unique perspective.
The client provided the reference photos and the This Creative’s team got to work making it a reality. A lot of people don’t realize the depth of process that goes into a true custom graphic design job.
Using the provided images from the client, our team began the design process in Adobe Illustrator and through a careful and tedious process, we crafted a vector image of the basic cover. That created vector image was then imported into a 3D modeling software where it was extruded and textured. It was close to perfect, but the final touches still remained.
The unfinished 3D model design was brought into Adobe Photoshop, where it was color tested and corrected. Once the final pre-press preparations were complete, the digital piece was then finally able to make its way to tangibility.
This particular manhole graphic design in Fort Myers, FL was printed onto a vinyl wrap material. To create the authentic feel, the initial print was followed up with a matte laminate. The completed piece was then applied to a round steel plate. The edges were trimmed once applied to the steel substrate and the final product was ready to go!