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Achim63

Vectorize pixel graphics

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A feature that works awesome in Silhouette Studio (cutting plotter software, get it here for free: http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio/) - take some drawing and make paths from it. It's just a few steps to get really good results: select a part of the image, then adjust high and/or low pass filters, threshold and scaling to your liking.

I attached some pictures from that program to show the process involved. Notice the few anchors and nice curves that can be produced even with the rather low resolution jpg that I used.

 

I use the Designer edition of Silhouette Studio which can import SVG, so I can switch to it for the features missing in AD - but it would be great to have it in AD directly, since Silhouette cannot export SVG.

 

And while I'm at it: scanning directly in AD, so you can have a complete workflow inside AD after making a sketch with "real" media (something that Silhouette also can do).

 

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Achim63,

 

Thanks for the link! I used to use Silhouette a long time ago and I thought that they were no longer around. Good to hear that they are still in business. For me, I normally just recreate artwork instead of using a converter but there are cases when it is useful. Thanks again!

 

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