darcshadow

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    sizing a inlay decal

    Best way to learn.
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    outline issues

    I'd still suggest trying the Brightness cutoff option. The colors number only matters if you also click the Color Quantization button.
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    outline issues

    Are you using Edge Detection when you do your trace? If so switch to Brightness cutoff, that should get you the results you're after. I usually change the threashold to .55 but it can vary from image to image. Just play around and see what works best.
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    More help with mutiple layers

    You need to do an expand or outline or what ever it is called in SCALP. A resize will only work for simple shapes.
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    Tracing Your Photos of Copyrighted stuff

    I think tt's a combination of both. Product pacement is great, but at the same time fi the moron on the reality show says or does something to offend anyone the company doesn't want to be associated with it. Fictional shows get paid for some product placement, but they also have to get permision for other things, the show Sulivan and Son for example, is set in a sports bar in Pittsburg but they don't have any NFL or other major sport teams stuff on the walls because they couldn't get permision to use them.
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    Need to re-download SB!! HELP!!!!

    Cool, thanks for the clarifications.
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    Need to re-download SB!! HELP!!!!

    Even the new one? I've had both and haven't noticed anything missing between the UK and the new UScutter one.
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    Need to re-download SB!! HELP!!!!

    Just curious, why is it anytime someone asks about this a link like the one above is given rather than a link to the uscutter download page? The file hosted there is a simple install and no longer has the annoying nag screen so I don't see the purpose of installing the old version and patching/hacking it. Am I missing something?
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    Sandblasting!

    I'm just getting into this but I've been happy with my results so far with AO 120 grit. Bought 5lbs off of eBay for $14.
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    Time for a newer - bigger monitor

    Yeah, that's what will happen with you run at a resolution that is not the same ratio as what the monitor is.
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    Time for a newer - bigger monitor

    You should be able to change the resolution on the computer to match the monitor. No idea how to do it on a Mac but on windows 7 just right click anywhere on the desktop, select screen resolution ahd then pick a different resolution till you find one that fits the screen.
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    Time for a newer - bigger monitor

    Depending on how you are connecting to the TV, Yes, you just need to find the right resolution setting on the computer to match up with the TV. If you're using has DVI, or HDMI out to connect to the TV then it shouldn't be a problem. If you're using an older computer that has VGA, or S-Video you may or maynot be able to adjust the resolution correctly, depends on the video card capability. You also want high resolution, not just a large screen. The higher the resolution, the more stuff you can get on your screen.
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    Etching Project

    I am new to all this but from what I've been reading, AO is harder so it will etch faster and you can therefor use less of it per etch. It also can be reused several times and is generally considered safer than sand.
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    websites for selling

    The pricing on that web page is misleading. I looked at one of the airplanes that was listed at $7. It's size was only 7", then there is a drop down box for selecting large sized, the 3' one was like $40 or something, I don't remember exactly but it was about what you would expect for the size.
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    Son's Hand and foot

    I took a scan of my son's hand and foot and used it to make a life size template for etching which I put on some mugs for my parents. It's their first year as grandparents. Used the etching cream for these. Came out pretty pretty good. Then over Christmas I purchased an Air Eraser and tested out how it would work on a Dollar Store plastic tumbler. I was very pleased with the results.
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    Son's Hand and foot

    I run it under hot water while removing the vinyl, haven't had any residue issues.
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    Son's Hand and foot

    I've been using up the greenstar that I still have laying around. Will probably switch to 631 once I run out of scraps.
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    Son's Hand and foot

    If you have a compressor already you can get underway for around $75. I bought the Air Eraser from HF for $25, a clear tote, plexi glass, and some rubber gloves for about $30 from Lowes, and 5 pounds of Aluminium Oxide 120 grit for $14 from ebay. Probably should of got some actual blast gloves, $10 from ebay, but I didn't want to wait.
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    Son's Hand and foot

    I think it was about 5 minutes.
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    All This Talk About Etching....

    Let us know how that works out as that stuff is easier to find and a little cheaper. However, Black Beauty has a hardness between 6-7 Mohs which is the same as glass. My guess is it will work, but will require longer blasting times and possibly higher pressures.
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    signs onto cone shaped items

    I relooked at the inkscape pattern on path. Took some tweaking of the settings and a little learning curve and I was able to get to work. Now that I know what I'm doing the next time it will be easier.
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    All This Talk About Etching....

    They are the same as the glove opening. It is a slightly tight fit for my hands. When the gloves wear out I'm going to look for a larger pair.
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    signs onto cone shaped items

    I forgot about that option. I played around with it once before but it would not do what I was wanting so I forgot about it. I'll have to take another look at it.
  24. Anyone have the ability to do a print about 32" square on canvis or cloth of some sort?
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    signs onto cone shaped items

    Yeah, used that before but it only works for text. The is a tool that kind of works for graphics but it is a pain to use.