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This project describes how to turn an image of a logo into a printable 3D object Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk 123D Design No drawing required! Instructions Courtesy ...
Open image of logo in Adobe Photoshop
A. Open the Levels dialog box (Command-L) B. Slide the left arrow in the histogram to the right to increase contrast
A. Select a square of the outer area B. Choose “Similar” from the Select menu
Select “Clear” from the Edit menu
Save the image without the background as a Photoshop file
Open the Photoshop PSD file in Adobe Illustrator
A. Using the Magic Wand Tool, click on the image of the elephant B. Select “Image Trace” from the Windows menu
Click the “Image Trace” button
Click the “Expand” button
A. IMPORTANT: Add 1 pt. stroke B. Choose zero Fill to check
A. Select the white arrow Direct Selection Tool B. Surround the logo with the tool to highlight all the points C. Copy the logo to the Clipboard (command-C)
A. Open a new document B. Paste the logo into the new document. Ensure that the bounding box only includes the logo.
Save a copy as Format: Illustrator EPS
A. Launch Autodesk’s 123DApp.com B. Select “Launch 123D Design Online”
Select “Import...” from the File menu
The image is placed
A. Move the model and magnify in B. Select “Press/Pull” from under Finishing Tools
Pull the controls to add dimension to the EPS file.
Save Project to Private storage ( Requires free Autodesk account )
A. Open the Autodesk 123D Design App ( Free application ) B. Show as “Materials and Outlines”
Export as STL file Note: Imported models have many data points. Expect slow response times.
Provide STL File to 3D Service Bureau or print on your own printer
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