May 08, 2008

The newsletter this month is dedicated to our newly posted Course 14 Creating Cutting Patterns. We have created this course in response to many emails, phone calls and survey comments. I hope you enjoy and find it profitable.

Updates - Course 14 EngraveLab

The title for Course 14 may not fully do this course justice. In this course, we take you step-by-step from scanning a pattern to importing it into either CorelDRAW or EngraveLab, converting it to a vector, cleaning it and getting it laser ready to create a beautiful end result.


Visit our newest course and the six lessons to perfect your skills in using patterns for laser engraving.

Lesson 6 of Course 14 uses the a smaller version of the EngraveLab program to vectorize and clean a scanned pattern. It is called EngraveLab-Photo/Vector. It helps with those pesky scanned patterns that give too much detail or extra double lines! Yikes!







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 Scanned Patterns & Vectors. This comes from our Learning Center in Course 14.

You can go from a pattern in a book to a great looking scan to a terrific finished product.


For more information on Scanning Patterns see the Course 14 in the Learning Center.

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