hello everyone, I am converting images from jpg to vector because I want to engrave some woodbloks with it. In fact, with the negative of the image... These are thick paintbrushes, and I don't need to engrave only the wireframe - I want to have solid, thick lines of engraving.
I am using X3, but I realised it's not working fine because I don't get a negative when I invert the image. I get too many objects I think
What I did was vectorizing, then converting to bitmap at 1200dpi, then vectorizing again. Crazy I know. Anyone has a better suggestion?
Others may know of a way to do this in Corel but unfortunately i dont. I used to use a signage program Casmate 6.52 and prepare engraving files with this (island fills etc) but this was a very old program (10 odd years) and there are other replacements out there.
Considering how powerful corel is i would be very surprised if it cannot do this but i haven't found a direct engraving feature where you can input your router bit size and let it create the path movements itself.
I think fluid is on the right track - post a picture of what your trying to achieve so everyone can hopefully find a way to help you out.
Vectorizing? do you mean running a trace?
Your best bet is to manually trace your jpegs in layers using the bezier tool.