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Erie Canal Fabworx
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JPEG vectorizing

Postby Erie Canal Fabworx » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:29 pm

I have an awful time getting a photo say from pintrest, to vectorize anywhere close. I go from BOB ART load image and change the "darkness" settings, but when I go back to CAD there are lines all over, nothing is smooth. It is usually faster to try to redraw, any advice would be great. Thanks in advance Scott

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Unvevo
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Re: JPEG vectorizing

Postby Unvevo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:01 pm

Inkscape is free and their trace works very good

MidAmericaIron
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Re: JPEG vectorizing

Postby MidAmericaIron » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:51 pm

Unfortunately, depending on the quality of the image that you import, that can be an issue. Unless I have an image that has great black and white contrast I just trace my images. Once you get used to using the spline tool it goes pretty quick. Don't forget to use Ctrl "I" key to blank the original image while you trace, it helps out a lot.

Erie Canal Fabworx
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Re: JPEG vectorizing

Postby Erie Canal Fabworx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:34 pm

Would you please explain the Ctrl "I" useage, I have never dine this before!! Thanks

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Re: JPEG vectorizing

Postby jakeg » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:59 am

Sometimes it's nice to blank the image (hide) and see the lines without the background. I find its easier to see how smooth the lines are. I right click the image in the dialog box for the drop down menu. I assume control I is the short cut.
I have had issues tracing with a spline. I get nodes or something sometimes the puts jogs in the cut path. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong. Maybe someone else can shed light about it. I now use continues line the use the deform tool to match the arch. I also use the drag corner tool to fine tune the corner of the arc for a even dome the arc needs to match

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Re: JPEG vectorizing

Postby MidAmericaIron » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:28 pm

Sorry... It's not control "I", just use the "I" button to hide the image


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