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August, 2016

  • 25 August

    Why You Should Only Use JPEGS for Photographs

    When it comes to formats for exchanging files one of the more common formats that we use is JPEGS. JPEGS are good because most people can create them, the file size is small and when you say JPEG to someone they know what you are talking about. The problem with …

  • 8 August

    Raster Images versus Vector Images

    This lesson will look at what is a raster image and what is a vector image. Many people get confused with the tow. A good thorough knowledge of both is essential when you are looking at working with computers and graphics. In computer graphics, a raster graphics image or bitmap …

July, 2016

  • 29 July

    Lasering Engraving Photos with CorelDraw – You must get a good photo

    One of the problems with getting photos from customers is that the quality of the photo is out of our hands. A lot of people do not realize that the success of any photo that is lasered engraved is directly related to the quality of the original photo. The better …

  • 6 July

    Images on Wood are Better with No Background

    One of the more popular items to put photos onto is wood or granite. The problem is that wood is really not the greatest medium to work on. For this reason we really need to give ourselves the best opportunity to get the photo right. One technique that should be …

  • 4 July

    Creating a Photo on a Ceramic Tile Using the LMC 6044P Spray

    In this lesson we will look at how we will adjust a photo in CorelDraw so that we can process the photo on a tile tthat was bought from home depot hat is sprayed with the Thermark spray that is designed to mark tile and glass – LMC 6044P. My …

  • 3 July

    Another Look at The Smart Carver Feature In Corel PhotoPaint

    As we mentioned in our previous tutorial the problem when you receive a photo from a customer is it sometimes does not match up with the size that it is going to engrave at. For example if you receive a 4 by 6 photo and want to engrave it as …

  • 3 July

    Another Example of Doing a Photo – The Right Way

    In this lesson we will look at recreating this photo on both anodized aluminum and black granite. Note the one problem with this photo is that the hot casts a shadow on the boys face. For this reason I will need to put in a little more of an adjustment …

  • 3 July

    ARA 2013 Presentation Lasering Photos

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  • 1 July

    Doing Photos in CorelDraw with your Laser Engraver – Introduction

    Laser  Engraving or Sublimating Photographs One of the biggest issues that faces us as engravers is reproducing photos onto a variety of products. Reproducing photos is not easy – even for those of us who have done a lot of it. Part of the problem is that there are so …

  • 1 July

    Dodge and Burn Command

    One of the big problems that we encounter when we are working with photos that comprise two people is the issue of one being light and the other being dark. The problem with this contrast is that typically the darker skinned person lasers to much (because the image has so …