The glowforge scanned the recipe but picked up the notebook lines…how can I get rid of them
lemon juice.pdf (420.1 KB)
Start with the search function.
Read the existing discussions.
For example, just in the past couple of weeks:
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Hi- I am trying to eliminate the lines on the index card. I tried GIMP but no luck with youtube help. I am a teacher and do not have a photo shop license. Also tried the magic eraser app which helped but did not get all of the lines.
I’m SURE this question has been asked a thousand times but I’ve searched thru the posted articles and can’t find anything with instructions relating to Inkscape. I am NOT a techie person and have a hard time figuring things out but I’m getting there with Inkscape slowly but surely! Would love to learn how to take the lines out of a handwritten recipe if anyone can point me in the right direction? Thank you, wonderful people!!
Basically, it’s really not possible in the GF software besides fussing with how much of the trace is picked up which is detailed by
@jules here Glowforge Interface - Using the Trace Tool 🤔. Otherwise, you’ll need to work in some kind of separate editing program to clean up the image as @eflyguy mentions.
Original scan results look like this, not bad considering…
But say I actually
all of those pencil marks in there as a design element… holding down the wanted CTRL or CMD key and slowly clicking the Down Arrow on the keyboard increases what gets picked up in the trace:
Going the other way,
CTRL/CMD + Up Arrow will drop a lot of the noise and stray marks, but it also starts cutting into your shape a bit. (If there are only a couple of stray marks, you can try dragging a box around them and CTRL/CMD+X to cut them out, depending on how things are grouped.)
Best practice is to start with as clean an image as you can.
I ended up using sketchbook on my iPad, using the pencil and coloring over the lines with the white color. It was tedious but for now it worked!
thanks! I had not used the ctrl/cmd down arrow function before!
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