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  • IanJ1 commented on mkoehle's instructable Image Relief in Color2 years ago
    Image Relief in Color

    Can this be done without custom software by using Levels in Photoshop to clip anything below a set value? This might be doable with a home inkjet printer by printing on white polyester sticker sheets. For each layer, the areas that need to be transparent would be clipped to black. Push everything that isn't black all of the way to white, creating a B&W mask. Trace the image to create vectors. Print the image in the inkjet, align it in the laser and cut the vectors. Then stick the sheet onto each layer of acrylic. It might be a good idea to have another vector for the outline of the final size of the acrylic sheet. It would be easier to align it in the laser and cut the sheet to its final size than to apply the sticker perfectly every time without getting it a little crooked....

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    Can this be done without custom software by using Levels in Photoshop to clip anything below a set value? This might be doable with a home inkjet printer by printing on white polyester sticker sheets. For each layer, the areas that need to be transparent would be clipped to black. Push everything that isn't black all of the way to white, creating a B&W mask. Trace the image to create vectors. Print the image in the inkjet, align it in the laser and cut the vectors. Then stick the sheet onto each layer of acrylic. It might be a good idea to have another vector for the outline of the final size of the acrylic sheet. It would be easier to align it in the laser and cut the sheet to its final size than to apply the sticker perfectly every time without getting it a little crooked.Stickers would be thicker than UV printing and have gaps where the holes were cut, so the oil would help. Did you pour a little oil at a time while adding sheets, or did you fill it, then submerge the layers? I would think the amount of oil would be very small, with most of the volume taken up by acrylic.

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