So I seem to have a poor relationship with vectors. I definitely plan on looking up some online tutorials. In the meantime……
I drew the below image and tried the scan feature on the GF (like in the commercial) but the image didn’t look right. I cleaned the camera lens, still no luck. So Instead I scanned the image and traced the drawing as a vector image. This was probably 7 months ago so I forget if I used Illustrator or Inkscape. But after watching many tutorials and some trial/error I finally had a simple enough vector image.
I made two versions. One with a loop on the top (for earrings/etc) and one without. I plunked my proof grade medium maple ply in the GF, scatters as many of those on the screen as possible, and lasered away.
The large images turned out great but with each version that I reduced the scale of, the quality got worse. I thought vector was scalable so I’m not sure how I bungled that?
All of the smallest sizes are missing detail including the borders. Also strange, the missing details and missing borders all vary. Shouldn’t the flaws be uniform since I used the exact same svg image for each? This may be a result of placement, as I recall the images in the middle were a little more uniform….
Anyhow, thanks in advance for your time and patience. Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated. I’d love to get a better understanding of this intimidating machine.
And yes, next time I’ll make a trial run on cardboard before going to proofgrade. Lol