Removing


#1

Hi everyone i need so help I’m trying to make a Acrylic lamp for my son and i got the picture but i want to remove the background so i can make it for him i try Photoshop but i can’t do it any suggestions.


#2

What background? All I see is a black and white image…


#3

i want to remove the picture and the letters so i can move it anywhere i want thats all


#4

I read that and went…

What you mean is you need a vector you can move parts of the image around to engrave.

Basically this.


#5

Thank you and sorry i don’t know the name Ok is Vector any special tool to make Vector of pictures like this one spiderman and Thank you again


#6

What you are looking for and asking for is ‘How do I trace a raster/bitmap to a vector’

Common vector packages/apps.

Illustrator

http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1928526

Inkscape

https://inkscape.org/en/doc/tutorials/tracing/tutorial-tracing.en.html

CorelDraw

http://learn.corel.com/tutorials/convert-images-to-vector-files-quickly-and-easily-with-powertrace/

You can also use the search function in the forum. image

For example ‘trace vector’ or ‘trace bitmap’

https://community.glowforge.com/search?q=trace%20a%20vector https://community.glowforge.com/search?q=trace%20a%20bitmap

#7

Thank you I appreciated your help


#8

It must be very frustrating for non-English speakers to learn these kinds of skills in a primarily-English community, especially when many native English speakers have worse grammar than some of those others… :slight_smile:


#9

This community seems much better in that respect than many others that I have participated in, in the past. But, it’s a good reminder to us all not to assume that everyone speaks English as their primary language.