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ODSteve

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Help with engraving a picture
« on: January 15, 2020, 02:41:55 PM »
3w lazer t2 laser software.
Scanned on scanner 600 dpi
Brought jpg to t2
Brought size down to area I wanted
Tried horizontal greyscale full laser at 1500
Tried dithered at 800 full lazer
Then tried adjusting the photo.

Those are the steps i have taken any help would be grateful!

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Re: Help with engraving a picture
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 04:10:48 PM »
What is wrong with the output, it looks as expected with such a heavy grained and varied wood.

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Re: Help with engraving a picture
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 04:18:46 PM »
Oh Haha I thought I didnt do it right! Haha

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Re: Help with engraving a picture
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 11:30:22 AM »
you can try to smooth the wood and give it a coat of sealer. working on the image contrast and brightness can improve the result
my english is very bad, please be patient. :)

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Re: Help with engraving a picture
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 11:32:31 AM »
you can try to smooth the wood and give it a coat of sealer. working on the image contrast and brightness can improve the result
Thank you for your advice! Yeah it's just an old pocket fence that I had ran through the planer. It was some scrap wood i just had laying around and wanted to burn! I appreciate you advice and will try it!

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Re: Help with engraving a picture
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 02:28:33 PM »
I need to start using inkscape or something to make my images. I need to watch tonight to learn more about having it trace by line and adding text to image in t2 or using another program.

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Re: Help with engraving a picture
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 03:08:04 PM »
You can do a lot in T2Laser, like adding text to an image or tracing to make a vector but you will have more control using Inkscape or a photo editor.