I haven’t messed around really with any photo/image engravings since I got the Glowforge. Wouldn’t you know, I lay down to take a nap after click… click… click… for hours in Illustrator custom pathing some puzzles and I pondered what a Vary Power engrave would look like on a sugar skull. Maybe keychain size. Or fridge magnet size.
A couple of minutes in Photoshop to come up with a sharp looking image (and I mean unsharp mask, pushed way far) and an outline to copy into Illustrator, a minute in Illustrator to place the cutline and export as a SVG.
Pretty freakin’ awesome is what it looked like. I could finagle around with some actual lighting instead of just straight Glowforge/ambient overhead lighting to illustrate the depth better… maybe next time.
(Dia de Los Muertos is a pretty big deal down here… I’ve been moving through a number of wholesale orders for it here in town. People are eating it up. Crazy.)