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Below: screenshots showing the above process.
Below: screenshots showing the above process.
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File:Bit1.png|Select your Image
File:Bit2.png| Select bitmap
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File:Bit5.PNG| Simplify your lines
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Revision as of 20:31, 8 October 2019

Inkscape is an open source software for vector drawing. Both the Laser Cutter and the Vinyl Cutter use Inkscape to create designs.

You can learn how to use the basic functions of Inkscape in our workshop.

There are also some secondary settings that are helpful when making your own projects.

Tracing an Image

Inkscape has a useful tool for converting colored, shaded, or other images into vector images that Inkscape draws in. The tracer that Inkscape provides does not fully copy your image into your drawing; It does however, give you options to choose curves and the definition of a picture for you to use in your drawing.

In general, the darker your image, the harder it will be to trace.

(see example)

1: To begin tracing an image, first select it

2: Select the Path > Trace Bitmap item, or Shift+Alt+B.

3: I) Select live preview to view your image

II)Choose your settings in the pop-up window

III) Press OK

4: Your traced Image should on your document

5: Inkscape recommends simplifying your lines. Simplify your nodes with Path-->Simplify

Below: screenshots showing the above process.