December 01, 2011
LaserEngraver

Things to keep in mind:

The holidays are fast approaching. Be sure you have holiday exemplars of your work in your shop and in any place that will let you display them....your workout club, the community center of your neighborhood, the grocery store, your doctor's office....the list is endless.

Laser Spotlight

Each month we showcase an item, product or skill from LaserU. We give a summary of the item and provide links for more information. This month we will look at Corel PHOTO-PAINT's Cutout Lab.

There are many times when we receive an image from a customer that they wish to have engraved. One problem is that they are focused on the part of the image that is in the foreground and sometimes visually tune out what is going on in the background. We need to be able to transfer their beloved image onto a substrate in the best possible manner. This can mean cutting out the good part of the image from the background. Cropping does not get the job done as part of the background remains.

For more information on Cutout lab see the Corel Center Lesson under PHOTO-PAINT; Experienced titled Cutout Lab: Removing backgrounds, creating composite images and more!

Look at the examples below.

Original image (yikes! that background does not do the love this couples shares justice!)

Original

Cropping does not fix it!

Crop

 

 

Only Cutout Lab can save the day!

Cutout

For more information on Cutout lab see the Corel Center Lesson under PHOTO-PAINT; Experienced titled Cutout Lab: Removing backgrounds, creating composite images and more!

 

Please send questions and comments to laseru@laserbits.com

 

See you next month with our next The Laser Engraver Newsletter.

Kathryn