Mike !!

Here's your design with finishing effects. We discovered that the "Jersey City" font has a hand-drawn character in its detail, meaning that the contours have slight variations. In the closeup you'll see what effects we've used to help the letters appear smoother. The white-leaf has a nice effect. In the other closeups you can see the coarse texture on the maltese gold edging, and the smooth, more polished effects on the type. The shamrock is very shiny and has a gold-leaf texture. The belt buckle is a softer gold, and appears to pass behind the belt. The flourish on the sides of the design have a smooth gold look, with an emboss that gives an illusion of depth and shape. The earlier version is posted at the bottom of the page.