I have traced a pic using #2 pencil, pen, #1pencil, and fine felt tip and, after scanning and tracing, I end up with all double lines in the wireframe view.. The outline also has double lines. Since the image will be used for cutting, I need one clean line. If anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong or how to correct I would be most appreciative. Thank you.
Thank you all. So Alfred, V12 works for you? Apparently your work is similar to what I'm doing except I cut metal. If I have to buy 12 I will but need to know that the lines will be only one, clear and concise line. Sounds like that's what your getting but would appreciate a confirmation before I spend more $.
Also, I probably shouldn't ask this here, but since it's Corel's problem, I'm going to anyway. I'm really frustrated over this problem and am thinking about buying another (hopefully cheaper) program that would be more suitable to my needs. Any suggestions.
adobe streamline, Flexisign (expensive), A product from Arbor Image(don't recall name or if they're around still) Some do arcs and some do lines. Streamline's not bad and it's the cheapest of the 3
Would it be Possible to post a pic, I scan and trace all the time for output either CNC or Vinyl cutter I just can't grasp what your real problem is..
I didn't know "streamline" was still around...........
If you want cheap you could always go http://www.inkscape.org/ - has tracing plug-ins too all completely free. Certainly not on par with Corel but ok
find some freebies here also I think -
Thanks everyone. I've tried to add the file showing the problem. I put lines on tracing paper using a No.2 pencil, marker & pen. Then scanned into Corel, as a black & white picture, changed it from bitmap to vector putting smooth at 26 and detail at 100%.. The view is wireframe at 200%. Hopefully it's here Mut. If not, I'll try to email you the file.
Lynne said:I have traced a pic using #2 pencil, pen, #1pencil, and fine felt tip and, after scanning and tracing, I end up with all double lines in the wireframe view.. The outline also has double lines. Since the image will be used for cutting, I need one clean line. If anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong or how to correct I would be most appreciative. Thank you.
What you are looking for is called "Center Line Vectorization" which was part of the Corel auto trace programs a few versions back, they dropped that feature in X3. I'm not sure if V12 still has it but it was never good in my opinion. There is a free software called "Wintopo" that does what you want.