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Laser Cutting Help! Answered

Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how you can laser cut an engraved image (bitmap) which you have taken off the internet? I am using Coreldraw, Corellaser and Laserdrw and don't have much experience at all with it.
Thank you.:)

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JadeyP

2 years ago

also thank you so much for the help! I'm really trying its just this is all so new, and we want to be able to use the clipart image shown with the inside, but obviously i only want the outside line and the two inside loops of the bow cut. It's so confusing haha!

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JadeyP

2 years ago

ah brilliant! so i found a site that apparently vectors the image and it came out like this...would this do?

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JadeyP

2 years ago

ah right..i'm so new to this i'm just confused! I'm trying everything, thank you so mjuch for the repy! Much appreciated

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Downunder35mJadeyP

Reply 2 years ago

For clipart work like the pic you showed it really pays off to be able to use vector engraving.
This way the lines are burnt in one go instead of "scanning" the image line by line.
To cut it out you simple do the job again but with an image where you removed all lines inside so that only the outer shape is cut.

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JadeyP

2 years ago

I basically want to take an image (This for example) Then engrave it, then cut around it, but the laser cutter tends to cut everything inside the image. Any ideas are welcome!

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

You can't as none of these programs support 8 bit engraving.
The only option you can try is convert the image into a rastered bitmap and engrave that.

Photograv is just one example for commercial software that provides such creations if you don't know how to convert an image into a BW bitmap.