I’m not sure if this has ever been brought up before, but I would love it if Glowforge would have a tutorial series. I’m seven months into owning my GF but have yet to fully release its potential.
I’m the kind of gal that wants to be able to do things on my own, and I have pretty good ideas on what I want to create, the problem is that I just have a very hard time translating that into Illustrator. I’ve always been that way with a lot of creative things - I can see what I want but I can’t seem to make it a reality. I understand the “practice” method, but I’m wired in such a way that I have to actually see it in order to make sense of what I’m trying to accomplish. This is a great frustration of mine.
I’ll give you an example. I’ve got these basic letter stamps that have no lids and I’m forever worried they’re gonna get knocked off the cart. The idea is to make a base that would hold the stamps at the top and bottom (fairly easy) but I also want a hinged lid that has a latching mechanism in the front (this is where I can’t figure it out). I got so aggravated with the project I ended up purchasing these empty stamp boxes from ImpressArt.