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My friend wanted me to make him a silhouette using a laser cutter. 
He wanted to give it to his father for fathers day. 
I had just a day to get the project done. 
My friend had sent me the file and I used Adobe Illustrator to get it ready for the laser. 

Materials list (I suggest you purchase this at Lowes)
4 - 1/4" 2'x3 Sheets of Oak Ply 
1 - Can of black spray paint. I used flat.
Wood glue
Adobe Illustrator

I made this at TechShop Round Rock- Austin
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Step 1: Open the Photo in Adobe Illustrator

You will open your silhouette photo into Adobe Illustrator. 

1. Select the photo using the selector tool. 
2. Image Trace the photo. That option will appear in the top mid left part of the toolbar. 
3. Bring the drop bar down and select Tracing Results with Outline
4. Hit Expand next to that drop down bar. 
5. Select your line color. 
5. Make your registration None
6. You should end up with the cut lines for your portrait. 

In step 5 <br>5. Make your registration None <br>where do I find the registration option? Thanks!

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