Using CorelDraw to Laser Cut and Engrave an Image

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Using CorelDraw to Laser Cut and Engrave an Image

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In this post we will be exploring ways in which to generate a file ready to be cut and engraved on a Trotec laser machine. In this example we will be using a stock image of a Robin.

Stock Image of Robin
Stock Image of Robin

First import or open a file you would like to work with. To import the file, navigate to “File” then select “Import” and follow the prompts to import your image into the blank CorelDraw document.

Alternatively you can click Ctrl + I to open the import dialogue box.

Select Image
Select Image

Make sure your image is selected. Once selected, a new toolbar will appear.

New Toolbar
New Toolbar

Click the “Trace Bitmap” button

High Quality Image
High Quality Image

Move your mouse over “Outline Trace”, a new drop down menu will show up. Click on “High Quality Image”.

Vectorize Image
Vectorize Image

You will now be greeted with this new window. Adjust the sliders until you are happy with the outline of the image.

NOTE: The colour detail of the image is not important right now, we are only trying to achieve a detailed outline of the image.

Also make sure “Delete Original Image” checkbox is left

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7 thoughts on “Using CorelDraw to Laser Cut and Engrave an Image

  1. Is the red outline only needed if you want to cut out the shape? For example if i am looking to simply engrave an image or logo do I simply need to create an 8-bit gray scale image and be good to engrave? Thanks!

    1. Correct, convert the image to greyscale then print to the laser. Red outline is for cutting.

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