I purchased some 1/8" black acrylic from the GF shop, and we’ve been debating what to do with it. Tuesday night we found out that one of our dear friends had died suddenly, and my husband and I had discussed doing an engraving of his portrait on the GF for his wife and kids. I was thinking the black acrylic might be really handsome.
I have many great photos of him, and I’m handy in Illustrator and Photoshop. I guess my question is, what’s the best way to go about this?
I’m assuming that the engraved portions of the acrylic will turn out white. Do I need to use a b&w photo positive or photo negative to make the engraving file? And do I save it as a grayscale or…?
I’ve only got two sheets to work with and I don’t have any excess material to experiment with (nor time to order more), so I’d like to get as close as possible the first time around.