Your ability to turn things into really sharp grayscale continues to amaze me. I noticed that you have some light/white spots in the background inside each seal, is that intentional? Just wondering if you were going for some variation instead of a flat surface.
Hey guys, so I was going to get some help. I am in the Coast Guard and my unit purchased an intellicarve 1013 to make plaques for departing members. Problem is we drive boats pretty good, carving machines not so good. I would like to do a side profile of a boat and a lighthouse or something but it just doesn't come out looking very good. Any suggestions.
Are any in your group good with photo editing software? Start with a really high pixel picture saved to the .png format (gives you more to work with), then use layers to lighten the subject (lighthouse or boat), darken the back. Then use the gradient feature to put a little height to the subject. Finally use a little blur to round off the edges. I believe Bob has done a lighthouse before, so maybe he can give you some pointers. If you don't have photo editing software, look up GIMP, it's a free download and comparable to the Photoshop Elements that I use. If you have one plaque that you want to make over and over, maybe Bob would do the computer work for you and sell the grayscale image - then all you'd do is plug and cut. You can see from Bob's avatar above that he is really excellent with plaques.