Help PhotoVCarve on wood

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Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Jane Ndungu » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:00 pm

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Hello PhotoVCarvers,

Am kindly seeking for help with PhotoVCarve.
I have tried on several occasions and still despite following step by step from the videos it is still challenging.
Kindly help.
See attached photo of what is my result on wood.

Kind regards
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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby dwilli9013 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:03 pm

Hi Jane,
Could you post the orignal photo as well. This would give a better understanding of what you are trying to achieve.
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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Jane Ndungu » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:14 pm

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Hello,
Kindly see the settings and the original photo of my Granddaughter.

Thanks Alot in advance.

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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Jane Ndungu » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm

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Sorry capture was not good sending another one.
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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41 pm

One thing I can see from your original picture is that you didn't set the background to be transparent which will help the main picture stand out. In Step 1 (Open Image) check the "Make color transparent" box and then use the Select... button to activate the "eyedropper" and click on the background.

Setting the contrast in Step 3 to 100% helps with dark skinned portraits I've found as well.

Also try a tool with a point (true v-bit) rather than an engraving bit that has a flat tip. That will give you more lines that are more sharply defined.

Finally the cut piece doesn't always show well until you've stained it as the difference in the depths of the grooves will really show then.
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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Jane Ndungu » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:21 am

Thanks Adrian,
Will give it another trial and send the outcome.

Many Thanks.

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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Jane Ndungu » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:36 pm

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Hello PhotoVCarvers,
Am back with some improvements kindly request for advice.Attached is a picture of what i have engraved with PhotoVcarve.

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Re: Help PhotoVCarve on wood

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:53 pm

As Adrian mentioned earlier, "the cut piece doesn't always show well until you've stained it as the difference in the depths of the grooves will really show then."

The piece looks good enough that I would try the stain and scrape process now.
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