Samson wrote:Adrian wrote:Looking at some of the previews and results being shared here I think there is some confusion over PhotoVCarving an image and creating a lithopane/relief image. They are not the same thing.
That's what this software does. It cuts based on the gray scale, so the more resolution one might want, the more 2.5D it begins to show, instead of a bunch of varied depth lines.
If a person wants a true engraved photo, this isn't the correct software. VCarve Pro would be the better choice.
With Photocarve, you will always be cutting a litho, just in varying resolution and depths.
Some detail will be lost with this method, because it isn't cutting based on the gray scale, only a set depth.
The actual internal process of the software is the same regardless of the outcome but the settings to produce the different effects are very different and in my years on the forum I've seem many people tie themselves in knots trying to follow the instructions for a lithopane when what they wanted was a stained line engraving.