I’m confused by my results here…
This was done in 3 separate jobs. It’s a throw-away just to do some quick testing on. It’s ~.85" unmasked wood.
Job 1: The Photo. This was the whole point of my test. To see if I could reasonably produce a photo onto wood. I think it turned out pretty nice, however any advice in good settings or preparation would be greatly appreciated!
The original photo:
The edited photo that I actually used:
Job 2: The Hearts. A nice heart SVG I found online. In case you can’t tell, it DEEPLY engraved. This was a rather beautiful surprise as I watched it evaporate the wood in stunning clarity.
Job 3: The Words. My wife decided this was no longer a throw-away job. And rather than have me cut the excess wood, she decided we’d just fill that space with words. So we created some words in Photoshop (because I’m a Photoshop guy, not an Illustrator guy). It was saved as a png and uploaded into the GFUI. Again, deep engraves as required. (We purposefully varied the shading of each word slightly to get a different depth on each. Randomly set each word anywhere 000-127.)
All three of these things were set to Engrave By Color and the GFUI was told this was this was 1/4" Maple Plywood. The material was not touched between jobs.
My confusion is… If all three were done the same way, why do we only get a deep engrave on the heart and words?! Why didn’t the photo have varied levels of depth per color? (Not that I would have wanted that. Just trying to understand the process.)