August 22, 2020, 1:31am
I was wondering if it was possible to import i.e. a printed copy of paper doll clothes into inkscape and create only a cut line around them? This is my first experience with Inkspace. I use Photoshop and could create an outline to import to ‘use’ as a cutline if that’s possible. Getting excited about all the possibilities. Did my first test cuts tonight…and it worked:-) so excited!!
If you search the Tips and Tricks section, there are quite a few tutorials on this. Here is one:
This is a DM that I am turning into a public post, because it turned out to be a fairly complex version of this question: “How do I cut out the outline of a shape that I downloaded?”
Here’s the DM that started it all:
Fast forward, it turns out that we had a SVG of this file and now it was time to manipulate it. Apologies to the reader here, this is long and conversational, but stick with it, it’s got some good info. With that,
@hpaschal7, here we go.
OK the good news is that you had it…
August 22, 2020, 1:35am
Thank you so much for you prompt assistance! I’ll start investigating!
If you use Photoshop try this:
The trace tool in Illustrator can be a great tool but sometimes you spend more finagling with getting a clean trace than you should. The following is a quick way to get easy outlines of objects (very useful for cutting). You can also use it to send any Photoshop path to Illustrator in a vector format - useful for things like the
Symmetry Brush in this post.
I want to trace a cut line of this walleye fish. I could use the Illustrator trace tool and delete the unneeded components. Or, I could spe…
September 23, 2020, 3:37am
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