Hello, my peeps! I need some help with designing something to engrave in Inkscape. The outer line is to be cut and the inner parts are to be engraved. I want to make the white/blank spaces inside the design to be filled (to be engraved) and then I can remove the black spots that are already filled inside. Sorry if I couldn’t explain it that well, I’m kind of a beginner. TIA!
Sorry, I can’t make any sense of what you’re saying. I see black and white with a red border. No grey. Restate what you’re trying to do…
Sorry for being unclear. On the file the background is grey but I forgot that when it’s uploaded to Glowforge community it’s white.
What do you mean by “then I can remove the black spots that are already filled inside”?
Is the interior a bitmap, or are the features all filled/closed paths?
All the features are filled/closed paths.
So when you load your artwork in the GFUI, you are seeing the red line as a cut and the black filled paths as engrave? And what you want instead is for the white areas that are not filled paths to be engraved instead?
I ungrouped everything.
Then I selected all the black parts, and hit ctrl-k to combine them.
I duplicated the outside border, and lowered it to the bottom.
Then without unclicking the red border, I pressed shift and clicked the black engrave.
Then I click Path-difference.
Then I added a fill, and removed the stroke.
Afterwards I went in to node editor tool and selected a couple of nodes from my newly formed purple border that I didn’t need, and hit ctrl-a to select all the nodes in that path.
Then I hit delete.
And finally I grouped the engrave and the border.
Thank you so much for all the help! This is exactly what I needed!
If any step I listed is unclear, please let me know. I use a combination of keyboard shortcuts and drop-down menu.
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