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Discussion in 'Flexi' started by OneUpTenn, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    Can you do a bevel effect in Flexi? If not how do you get a beveled image into flexi in order to be able to print and contour cut it?

    I have tried everything from seperating and combining layers. Rasterizing and vectorizing...i have tried corel draw and photopaint as well as photoshop... i am either getting an error code from flexi or flexi will import and/or open the file but it has lines all throught it and is distorted. I have worked on this for several hours now and frankly I am sick of it.
     
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  2. Samm

    Samm Very Active Member

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    F1 and search :thumb:

    Sorry, being a smarta$$, I don't print so none fo the above applies to me!!
     
  3. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

    u did the design in Photoshop, Save as a flattened Tiff then you have to draw the contour cut line around the object. if it's not a square or circle. If it's font you can use a chiseled font in flexi
     
  4. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    i tried that drp and yes it is a font but the chiseled fonts do not look enough like the one i am trying to achieve thank you so much for answering and not being a smarta$$
     
  5. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    Design the text to be bevelled in Flexi. Export the text as an .eps. Open the .eps in Photoshop. Add bevel/effects. Flatten and save as a tif. Import the tif into Flexi. Mask the imported tif using the original text as the vector outline. Add contour cut.
     
  6. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    You can use the Adobe filters in Flexi. Do you have the Eye Candy plug-in filter installed?
     
  7. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    no mike I do not...do i need it. thanks mwood and sign man.... i will not go to bed until i get this right!!!
     
  8. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Yes, you would need a plugin filter that creates bevels. There are others available.
     
  9. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    Eye candy works great! That's what we use often.

    Do a search and you may be able to down load a 30 day trial???

    Also as DRP said - do it in photoshop, save as flattened tiff and import into Flexi. Flexi opens photoshop files as well.
     
  10. Rollie

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    Corel Draw and Photopaint.. and about 60 seconds

    No plugins

    Roast Beef front.jpg
     
  11. Samm

    Samm Very Active Member

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    OUT - I actually appreciate seeing questions like these, I've been using Flexi since 1996, only for vinyl cutting though. The thought of branching into printing terrifies me to say the least, and I have never delved deep enough into flexi to learn things like what you are asking, so thankyou for asking, questions like these help me learn too :)
     
  12. Rollie

    Rollie Very Active Member

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    Where are you at with it One UP?
     
  13. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    I got it into flexi as a tif like you said now i am having trouble masking it with the original text it wants to either print the beveled one or cut the unbeveled one but not both.....ugh i havent even had dinner yet
     
  14. Samm

    Samm Very Active Member

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    Things like these that push the world of printing even further away from me!

    Hope you get it sorted.
     
  15. anthony smith

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    After bringing in your flatten tiff
    are you make it transparent so the
    contours pick up in flex
    We print lots of wraps and do our
    designs in photo shop at 10% at
    720 dpi inport in to flex use the wand
    in bitmap tools make transpaent
    ad contour and usually works
    really great
     
  16. Rollie

    Rollie Very Active Member

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    Breath deep ... . You'll get it and then once you've got it ... it'll be a breeze.

    The original text itself needs to either be converted to a contour. Or create a new contour from it.
    Once the program sees it as a contour then it will function together.

    Do you know what I mean?

    Lines and contours are treated differently
     
  17. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    Gee! And all this with a $4295.00 Program, and STILL NOT ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH?

    Ain't Flexi a real bargain?? :Oops: NOT!
     
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