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 Post subject: How to smooth edges
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:16 pm 

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I am new to SCAL. I have an image I am trying to cut to vinyl or even etch it on glass. When I trace the object the edges are not smooth and will look horrible in vinyl or etching. I have an old cricut and will be getting a new machine for Christmas. I am trying to design until I get a machine. When I etch, I cut on contact paper an then use that as my stencil.

I get 2 cut lines my outlines.


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skull-sword-outline.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: How to smooth edges
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:40 am 

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I didn't have any issues tracing your image. I only work with SCAL4 so I don't know if it's a matter of different settings now or not. But either way, here's my tracing of it.


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 Post subject: Re: How to smooth edges
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:15 pm 

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Thank you. I will open it when I get home.


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 Post subject: Re: How to smooth edges
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:15 pm 

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Thank you so much. Is this how the file opened, or did you have to do anything? If it is how it opened, I wonder what is different about my settings? I am really wanting to get this down as I am looking at a KNK Orbit for Christmas.


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 Post subject: Re: How to smooth edges
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:34 pm 

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SandyMcC wrote:
I didn't have any issues tracing your image. I only work with SCAL4 so I don't know if it's a matter of different settings now or not. But either way, here's my tracing of it.



Thank you Sandy. I am guessing something is not right in my settings. If I open in Paint Shop Pro and save it as a png, it if fine also. I don't know what I am doing.

PS If I end up responding 3 times, I am sorry. I have tried to reply to this post, and my responses aren't showing up.


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 Post subject: Re: How to smooth edges
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:06 am 

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Here are the settings I used... just default ones:


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