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.
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.
Make sure your image is selected. Once selected, a new toolbar will appear.
Click the “Trace Bitmap” button
Move your mouse over “Outline Trace”, a new drop down menu will show up. Click on “High Quality 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