Trace Bed Image Issue

Any suggestions for getting this filled in to engrave the whole head??? I colored it in, traced it and then this…

Looks like the reflection issue that happens with large dark areas. I think Ctrl-Shift-Up arrow is the command you need.

Here’s a tutorial that should help – this issue is discussed at the very end: Glowforge Interface - Using the Trace Tool 🤔


AMAZING!! Problem solved. Now I engrave and hope it looks nice!

If it’s solid on medium basswood plywood will the PG settings be ok to engrave it dark enough?


I would think so. If you leave it in place you can always re-run the engrave with different settings to make it darker.

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@geek2nurse Thank you so much for your help! I’m going to close this thread - If the problem reoccurs, go ahead and post a new topic, or feel free to contact us directly at

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