In this session we were shown how set up a shape to be laser cut.
Stensils need to be outlined in a specific colour so the laser cutter can understand what you want doing with the images.
Red – Where to cut straight through
Blue – Where to etch
Black Fill – Where to raster fill an image, a raster fill cuts a wide area down to lower parts on the material.
We were told how to trace a photograph to make an image that can be laser cut into a chosen material.
First chose an image and go to Object -> Image Trace -> Make By clicking the image trace panel on the top bar to the left of the preset drop down box you can tweak the options to get a cleaner black and white image.