How to Create a Cut Line around a bitmap Engrave in Illustrator 🤔

Yes, you can skip steps 2 and 11. Do everything else listed.

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Thank you. Worked perfectly and very easy. Key chain I created with a drawing a made based off a cookie I seen online lol. Thought the mummy would be a cute keychain.

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Cute! :smile:

I just downloaded the mac version of AI as Inkscape is driving me bonkers. I took my outline image svg that I created in photoshop and used the trace function in AI. What I’m getting is an engrave and cut…which is fine I can ignore the engrave but the cut line looks like it is a shadow. I don’t want my machine to cut the inside line just the overall shape. Does anyone know what I’m missing in my settings?award_cut

You have two strokes in your design. Delete one.
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Thanks! I’m getting better at tracing and getting the right stroke lines. The design process of creating is the hard part!

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Woah! That is so cool! :smiley: May I ask how you got that effect? I am guessing you first engraved black acrylic, then cut the body from white and inserted it into the engraved black? So the back is probably solid black? Or?

I haven’t attempted anything like this yet, but I have really been wanting to give it a whirl.

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Totally late to this party, but this helped me so much!

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Never too late, and welcome to the family!
There’s some really smart people here who are lifesavers!

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This is great, thank you!!!

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Thank you!

Dang @Jules…once again you have created the most straight forward tutorial/explanation. This group is lucky to have you!

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Awwww…thank you! I’m happy to have helped out a little! :slightly_smiling_face:

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I was just trying to figure this out tonight. Thank you!

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Hi Jules! Thanks so much for this… still working through it… I cannot find the SVG options… where is that located? AI 24.0.3
Thanks!
Kevin

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Oh, click on File > Save As, then click the little drop down arrow and choose SVG in the Save As Type blank.

Sorry, I see where I can select the type to SVG… I cannot find the SVG Options menu… where I can tell it to outline the font and embed the image as per step 12.

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It’s a popup that happens once you select the SVG file type and click the Save button.

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