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by jasenj1
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inkscape and Cameo
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

Re: Inkscape and Cameo

If you did all that, you might like using GIMP to trace the outlines. I use the magic wand selection tool to select the white background of images, then inverse the selection - which gets me the shape outlines I want. You can then save the selection paths as SVG. The magic wand tool has a lot of par...
by jasenj1
Thu May 31, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SCOUT Creative's June Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: SCOUT Creative's June Calendar

papasue wrote: I've been to your Blog and the instructions and template are perfect.
It's not mine. It's Scouts. They're an advertising or creative resources company of some sort. They put out a calendar every month. I just assembled one using SCAL and a Cameo.

- Jasen.
by jasenj1
Thu May 31, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SCOUT Creative's June Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: SCOUT Creative's June Calendar

gj1 wrote:YOU should be pleased...this is fabulous!!! You do some neat stuff...wish you would show lots more. Love this!
I wish I did lots more! :lol: I post pictures of just about everything I cut. So my lack of posting is not a lack of sharing, it's a lack of doing.

- Jasen.
by jasenj1
Wed May 30, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCAL on silhouette cameo
Replies: 6
Views: 2495

Re: SCAL on silhouette cameo

I'm running with a Cricut using SCAL 2 and a Cameo using SCAL 3. The two versions live next to each other quite comfortably.
SCAL 3 is a free upgrade, so just download and install it.

- Jasen.
by jasenj1
Wed May 30, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SCOUT Creative's June Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 743

SCOUT Creative's June Calendar

I knocked out SCOUT Creative's latest calendar this evening.
I used GIMP to trace the pieces and used the SVG paths exported from there in SCAL. I usually use Inkscape to clean things up, but I skipped that this time and am pleased with how it came out.

- Jasen.
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by jasenj1
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Cutter Reviews
Topic: Help with choosing new cutting machine
Replies: 22
Views: 4973

Re: Help with choosing new cutting machine

Glad to hear you're happy. I believe the Cameo has the best Print & Cut of any of the cutters. The eclips does some unique things, too - cutting & scoring. It's nice to see the selection of quality machines going up, and they seem to be finding niches to differentiate themselves. And make people wan...
by jasenj1
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Newbie, FAQs
Topic: Difference in Screen and Mat Image Placement?
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: Difference in Screen and Mat Image Placement?

Shooting in the dark here, but check your paper size for printing. There's some kind of interplay between the mat size and paper size that is a bit confusing.

When cutting 8 1/2" x 11" paper, I always tell SCAL I'm using an 8 1/2" x 11" mat even though I really use a 12" mat.

- Jasen.
by jasenj1
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Cutter Reviews
Topic: Important Announcement: SCAL 1 and 2
Replies: 161
Views: 916435

Re: Important Announcement: SCAL 1 and 2

thanks bud will try these but will it work with my Expression 2? :| No. No third-party software will work with the Expression 2. If you want to use software other than Provo Craft's own Craft Room, then return the Expression 2 and buy a different machine. The Sizzix eclips is very nice, has cartrid...
by jasenj1
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Tracing Image
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: Help with Tracing Image

I prefer to use GIMP for tracing images. I find it's magic wand tool to work better for me than SCAL. And I can save the selections as SVG that can be opened in SCAL.

- Jasen.
by jasenj1
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing to a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 6270

Re: Changing to a Mac

Has anyone changed recently from a PC with Windows to a Mac computer? Am looking at changing but panic that as I use Publisher for everything I do will ose all my hard work? A Mac can run Windows. If you have a Windows install disc, you can use Parallels , VMWare Fusion , or the free Virtual Box . ...