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Elephantman

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Dog memorial
« on: August 27, 2017, 11:17:10 PM »
Not sure if I've posted this one on benboxlaser.us before, but in June our dog passed away, and as i had purchased T2Laser i thought about doing a memorial with a photo.

my first photo engraving. Hardest part was making the photo look okay in black and white before worrying about engraving.

Happy with the results, and so are the kids.


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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 12:40:57 AM »
very nice, lovely result. I would have thought that with such a fluffy dog the engraving would be difficult.
How did you convert to B/W? Inkscape? I hear that Inkscape is not very good at this sort of conversion.
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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 03:40:12 AM »
I used Corel PaintshopProX9 to remove all background.
Then adjusted threshold to give a black and white image, adjusting threshold to the point where it most still looks like a dog, not too much black, or too much white.

Inkscape is not bad at doing the threshold part, take an image and trace bitmap, then adjust the threshold. But its not what i used this time.
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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 03:43:22 AM »
This was the original photo.

T2 Laser also did a reasonable job with threshold making it black and white but I still have a preference for PaintShopPro, maybe its just a case of software I already know.

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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 04:12:45 AM »
That is fantastic, and sorry for your loss.

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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 09:13:02 AM »
I too am sorry for your loss...and thanks for posting a picture of Rusty...the little guy...!!!
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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 04:23:19 PM »
Elephantman, you did a great job on that and it will be a nice tribute for your family to remember your pet with.

May I ask about your process in working with the image file? After adjusting the image did you leave it as a jpeg file or did you convert it to a dxf file? Also, did you do separate burns....one for the text and another for the image or did you combine it all in one file?
I'm really impressed with the way that turned out. Great job!

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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 05:47:06 AM »
Sorry about taking so long to answer.
I take most of my designs and use paintshoppro to clean up images, and remove background.

i then open them in inkscape and create a vector file, where I do a bitmap trace and clean up the edges of the image, by removing many of the nodes.

i then export to png and open them in T2laser.

I used to love Benbox (apparently i was a minority) and could open files in svg from inkscape. Haven't had the same luck with T2laser. But PNG works for me, and i just haven't bothered looking into that further or asking Zak about it.


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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 08:09:25 AM »
You can import vector as DXF or most raster formats but I don't support SVG.

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Re: Dog memorial
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 08:23:30 AM »
here is a video on how to make a jpg into a dxf.  Sounds like you already have the png down.  Those are the two methods for exporting out of inkscape for t2

https://youtu.be/mYkLix7UT44
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