Hi! I am wondering if I can get your expert opinions on how to approach designing my Catan board. I am still in the novice category for Illustrator.
My wife did some preliminary sketches. I think the idea is to approach it as if she were doing a linocut. I am trying to figure out what the process should be.
A) Have her do the final drawing with a thin black sharpie. I will bring it into Illustrator via Image Trace. I am worried about this because my experience with image trace is much of the subtlety is removed. In other words, it won’t look like the lines she drew.
B) Put the drawing on the bed and have GF trace it. I haven’t tried this yet. Am I assuming I will get similar results to Illustrator image trace?
C) Bring it into Illustrator and attempt to trace it myself using the Pen tool. I just broke into a cold sweat just thinking about that.
D) Do it all as a raster? I don’t think this is an efficient way to go.
E) Something else?
I would like to use some 3D engraving to give hills dimension. I would also like to do a version in different woods, as well as doing a colorfully painted version.
What are your thoughts, my most amazing community of generous creators?