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Convert pic to cuttable lines tool

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Snappy, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Snappy

    Snappy Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Walnut Hill, FL
    Hey all... do any of you remember a program that takes a picture and converts it into a bunch of lines of varying thicknesses? Way back in the day, pry at least 15 years ago, I had something that would do that... it seems like it may have been part of my CoCut software I used for a cutter bridge program. Anyway, it would convert a photo to a format where the lines were thick where the photo was dark and thin in the light spots. When you backed up a ways from it, it still looked like a photograph, even though it was cut vinyl... just had a little project where I'd like to use that effect...
  2. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    San Diego
    SAI Flexisign software has a tool called Picture Cut that does what you describe. It is one of several vectorizing options.
  3. jimdtg

    jimdtg Member

    Jun 18, 2017
    Some places in earth
    I guess you may need Vector Magic, an old useful program.
  4. Big Rice Field

    Big Rice Field Electrical/Architectural Sign Designer

    Feb 24, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    Corel Draw can easily convert bitmap lines to vector objects. Even better, newer versions of Corel can covert dashed lines to cuttable vector shapes.
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