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  • Photo effect in vinyl

    Posted by Paul Rollason on August 25, 2004 at 8:30 am

    Hi all

    I have recently seen an interesting effect of a photograph reproduced in strips of vinyl.

    Similar to Robs one way vinyl technique however the strips vary in thickness so when you stand back from it you see a picture. 😮

    How is this done?

    Can I do it in say corel or do I need some expensive sign software?

    Any help would be great and if you have any examples to show us that would be good too. 🙂

    Thanks a lot

    Paul R(Mackerelbus Design)

    dale s replied 19 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • hullitec

    August 25, 2004 at 8:56 am

    Hi Paul,
    You can do this in Signlab, not sure about Corel though.


  • dale s

    August 25, 2004 at 9:38 am

    Hi Paul

    I agree with mike you can do it in SignLab

    I just had a look in Corel went to trace bitmap in corel trace then used woodcut trace & got simiar effect not quite as good but you could try this & play with the settings and see what you get.

    Godd luck


  • Robert Lambie

    August 25, 2004 at 9:39 am

    hi paul, yeh, mikes right signlab has that feature. been on it for years now…
    i think some other packages can do it but the names slip me.
    ide only really advise using this method for fairly large images, as its a pain to weed the very thin parts.

  • Paul Rollason

    August 25, 2004 at 10:30 am

    Hay Dale you are a gem 😀

    Just tried the woodcut thing and if you tweek it a bit you can get some good results

    Cheers guys off to play with my new found knowledge

    Paul R(Mackerelbus Design)

  • dale s

    August 25, 2004 at 10:41 am

    Glad I could help


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