Hey Guys, I’m finally trying a photo and it’s not going so well. My Sister-in-law loves her dog and I was hoping to make some coasters with the picture of her dog on them. I’ve read many of the photo engraving tutorials and I’ve done most of what was said in them. I’m using Gimp and Inkscape.
- Turn the photo into Grey scale
- Increase Contrast
- Increase sharpness (this step didn’t seem to do anything)
- Apply the “Curve” (Colors --> Curves. I found it and it seemed to make the photo have more contrast)
- I even deleted the background so it was JUST the dog (meaning the whites are as white as you can get them, transparent)
However when I go to print them out (using “dialed in” settings found in another post, S-600, Dots 0-60, P-30), the dog just appears to be burnt and really very few details. Can someone assist me and let me know what I’m doing wrong?
There are highlights on the left side of the muzzle (your left, not dogs left) that are just gone, everything medium to dark black just turns out black.
Here’s the file: IvyCoaster.zip (565.9 KB)
The only other thing that I haven’t tried to do is to inverse the colors, which could be interesting to render the dog as mainly a lighter color (of the wood) instead of a black.