Update & Pics using Photo Vcarve to Relief Carve

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Here it is, finished and ready to go. Time constraints did not allow me to go nutz like I usually do on a finish. This one is very simple, The actual carved part has one coat of a dark walnut gel stain. I let this get into the crevices on the eagle and then dry brushed it out. Helps high light the eagle. The frame is not stained. Right now it is almost as dark as the carved board, but in a year or so, it will mellow to medium brown giving a nice contrast.

The top coat is several coats of a 2 lb cut shellac. It is then rubbed out with a paste wax in ultra fine steel wool.

The frame was a simple job on the router table and table saw.

I could not find a really good way to secure the medals, so they are held in with very small brass nails/tacks.

It will be going out to the Eastern Shore of Maryland on Tuesday and her Dad will get it on Thanksgiving Day.

I hope he likes it. He is 82 years old, VERY active and quite a character. While I was building it, I thought about how he had literally put his life on the line during WWII. Very sobering thoughts, indeed.
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hhhhmmmm, I think I would have used Curly Maple. :cry:

Just kidding :lol:
It looks great!

Nice Job Ted :wink:

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Thats fantastic. VERY nice job. :D

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Post by coop »

NICE !

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Corel Draw Feathering Macro

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Found this macro for creating feathered edges. It should work for creating gradiations that could be converted to gray scale for 3D carving in PhotoVCarve. Have not played with it yet.
http://macromonster.com/index.php?mod=d ... sc=24&id=9

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Very nice job. Well done.
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My first attempts to make relief carving (actually i don't have even CNC cutter yet) using Corel Draw and Photopaint.
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More Corel experiments. Thanks for this thread its quite easy to do such things.
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Hard Edges

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I'm having a hard time because of Hard Edges, or where the edges of my shape are sharp drops in the Z causing my models to have crapy edges.... any thoughts?
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You might try running another blur once you get to this point. That way the edges will soften.

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Try a higher res image as well.
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Post by Thkoutsidthebox »

Can we see the original image before you got to the first one above? That would help a lot to make suggestions.

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Ok here is the image i started with
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Post by Thkoutsidthebox »

I'm not sure if you know already, but your not going to get a detailed carving because there is no detail on that picture !!

But I ran it through anyway and here's a flat copy. I say flat because I wouldn't be happy with a rounder version since there's no detail anyway, but maybe I'm just awkward and picky! I did the hands and eye area seperate. If you want a smoother 'rounder' appearance just gaussian blur your original pic more before smoothing and inverting, then add back in the hands and eye, blur and smooth again to get the result you want. I hope this is helpful...or you could just blur my pic more and do the hands until your happy with them. The flat probably isn't what you want, but I suppose that depends on the application aswell so maybe it is.... :roll:
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KB's was looking good.

Just a note, it generally works better if you use BMP files rather than JPG's in PVC. Keep in mind that JPG's do remove information. That is how the file gets smaller.
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