A picutre’s worth a thousand words. Show us what you are trying to achieve.
You also need to clarify whether you are trying to draw something that looks like a letterpress emboss, or artwork that can be provided the printing house from which they can build the dies for an actual letterpress emboss.
Thanks for responding
i am trying to draw this image for a wedding... The exact image is slightly different (different placement of a few petals)
I am having trouble trying to get that engraved look... like a letterpress invite... the lines - is there some kind of filter or something or are all those lines just manually put down... or is there an easier way to go....
specifically it is the broken lines and the white lines with in the pink filled in areas...
Here is the link
There may be a filter some where but I can help think that the user decide it was to hard to find such a filter bit the bullet and traced it off of a photograph
either by hand and scanned and adjusted the contrast or simply did this the tracing manually in Illustrator.
You can do something funky like call or go to a Vera Wang near you and ask them.
It was done probably manually I am incline to thing by drawing on paper.
Yep - it probably was done by drawing on paper...
i am trying to get the same look doing it all in illustrator.... kind of hard....
Look into Effect -> Sketch -> Halftone Pattern... By playing around a bit you might be able to get close to the effect you want...