Hey Community! I am trying to score some text onto leather and having issues. I’m new-ish to Illustrator and every time I bring over a .SVG file and select “score” it wants to make an outline of the text image instead of a solid line.
Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong or how to fix it?!
That’s what “score” means. It’s basically a cut that doesn’t go all the way through. If you want the text image filled in, you need to select “engrave.”
Thanks for the quick response! So there is no way to just take the inverse of the outline and score that? I found that I get better text on leather results when using the score function vs Engrave
No, score will just “score” the outline of text. You can score the outline, then engrave the fill.
if you truly want to score text, and you’re not meaning an outline of the letters, then your text would have to be ‘filled’ with a crosshatch pattern of lines.
If you are just looking for letters as one scored line you have to find very specific fonts for that purpose or draw the text yourself.
The search for true single line font sets goes on… (They can be scored instead of engraved, which is a HUGE time saver when you have a lot of text to process.)
Good news - there’s a way to make them happen.
Bad news - it’s very limited for a couple of reasons.
First, the only way I’ve found to make them work with Illustrator is through Rhino, which carries a fairly hefty price tag. If you have access to a student or teacher, you can buy the student versio…
Thank you everyone. I have to say, the GF Community is pretty awesome!