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Contour Cut - Smoother lines?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by BFS, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. BFS

    BFS Member

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    When using "Contour Cut" with the contour option, is there any way to make the lines a bit smoother for die cutting? I understand it's following the contour of the letters, but that makes for a bit more jagged edged look. The only option I can see is to make the spread larger, but even with it at 1", it's still wiggly. I hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance for your help!

    https://imgur.com/a/oB1acY0
     
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  2. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

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    Separate the contorcut path and clean/straighten it to your liking. Pen / Bezier editing tools are your friends.
     
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  3. BFS

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    I apologize, I am fairly new to Flexi. I use mostly Illustrator. How do I go about separating and changing the contour cut path?
     
  4. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    Right Click > Separate Contour

    Edit: Thought you were using Illustrator, this would apply to Flexi.
     
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  5. OADesign

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    You can do the exact same thing in illustrator.
    In illustrator the workflow might be: Select your art > Choose Object > Path > Off set path. > Un-group. Select your newly created cut contour shape. Use aforementioned pen tool to edit shape to your liking. Then add you "CutContour" Stroke color. Export and go.

     
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  6. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Agree just remove the nodes that are causing issues and the do your step/repeat.
     
  7. Jburns

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    You can usually Select just the outline - then node edit and delete what you wish.

    On another note - I like your Logo - Is that a Font or Custom drawn?
     
  8. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    Since you're using Illustrator, it's worth noting that Illustrator's Image Trace and the Path > Simplify seem to be getting smarter and better with every new update.
     
  9. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    illustrator?...sorry to hear that.
    A lot easier with Corel and a lot more options.
     
  10. rvolkers

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    clean up the path in illustrator - copy - paste into a cut layer (Cutcontour) then stroke @ .001 with pure green as a spot color named ( Cutcontour)
     
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