I'd like to get the outline of this pattern as a vector and then resize to the size I want. I've imported bitmap and tried 3 forms of tracing, not satisfactory. I'm a complete beginner with X5, this is the only task I want to use X5 for at the moment. I just want to get up to steam as quickly as possible and get this this done as soon as I can. I don't want to spend ages and ages going into X5.
I have, The Official Guide to CorelDraw X5, again I don't want to spend ages wading through it to find out just the bare bones of what I need to do,to do the task I wish to complete at the moment.
I had a look at YouTube on PowerTrace I saw one video, How to extract the outline of a photo in Corel Draw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEOK9RwSqIQ
" Here you will learn how to use Corel Photopaint Cut Out Lab and the bezier tool in Corel Draw to trace an image. " I'm familiar, a little with the bezier tool.
I'm wondering should I try this method? Or is there another more straightforward way to vecor the pattern I want?
I'd be really grateful for any tips etc to point me in the right direction to get this done.
I used the commercial method here. to draw the lion.
The 2nd letter you refer to as being on a site, is the font available anywhere? Then I can download, import and practice using your method.
OK, I converted ver 2 video of the series to a WMV file now and uploaded, you can re-download from your account if you'd bought in 2016 or later.
I thought I posted this reply to you several days ago, seems not, still getting the hang of using the forum. Took me 10 minutes or so to find this thread of my original post.
Thanks, I downloaded the tutorials before 2016.
CorelDraw X4 The Official Guide I downloaded the tutorial files that go with the book.The tutorial files for CorelDraw X5 The Official Guide, they aren't on the www.mhprofessional.com site. The book and tutorial files are listed on www.theboutons.com,though when I click on the link I get told, nothing can be found at this location. I emailed them twice, no response. I also emailed Corel they couldn't help.
Do you happen to have the tutorial files that go with the Official Guide for X5?
You are using hot keys, you mention the assigns.The others, did you use standard defaults, or assign your own, it might help bring my learning Corel up to speed if I knew the hot keys you used?
Also using your method to get smoother curves using less nodes. Does this mean I can get an accurate, sharper cut using a vinyl cutter plotter with a stepper motor as I could get with a vinyl cutter that has a servo motor?Thanks.
Peter said:You are using hot keys, you mention the assigns.The others, did you use standard defaults, or assign your own, it might help bring my learning Corel up to speed if I knew the hot keys you used?
IFAIK I made custom ones, but they didn't conflict with internal defaults.
Peter said:Does this mean I can get an accurate, sharper cut using a vinyl cutter plotter with a stepper motor as I could get with a vinyl cutter that has a servo motor?
Having the best curves in Coreldraw is always the right thing to do. The output resolution and precision of output equipment can vary. Coreldraw can't solve inherent technical shortfalls with output equipment itself regarding curvature reproduction. Try some tests... or read the following for another person's insight that I'd gleaned from here.
When it comes to choosing between a stepper motor vinyl cutter and a servo motor vinyl cutter there are several points of consideration. Before jumping into these points, it is important to have an understanding of the difference in construction between a servo motor system and a stepper motor system. In a nutshell, a servo motor is a regular motor with an encoder disk on the back of the shaft that may be read by an optic. The motor has a brake as well. The motor spins, reads its position on the encoder disk and then stops the shaft upon command. A stepper motor is driven by magnets that are cut up into sections. When the magnets are pulsed, they rotate one notch. A typical stepper motor may have 200 notches per revolution. For very good, detailed explanations of the differences between these motors, please see Wikipedia:
The following points should be considered when deciding to pursue a Servo Motor Vinyl Cutter:
Hi Jeff,Thanks for taking the time to do such a detailed reply. I have already read the articles, stepper motors v servo. As mentioned I found the time line at bottom of screen in Pt 1, ( so can rewind to wherever I want and follow along ) but Pt 2 no luck I've tried various views moved toolbar but doesn't show up?" OK, I converted ver 2 video of the series to a WMV file now and uploaded, you can re-download from your account if you'd bought in 2016 or later." I bought the original videos before 2016, see attached.
send me a note here and we'll sort it out privately.