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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

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    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...
     
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  2. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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

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    I guess you may need Vector Magic, an old useful program.
     
  4. Big Rice Field

    Big Rice Field Electrical/Architectural Sign Designer

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    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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