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Converting B&W to vector line art?


Question

This may be a very basic question for this forum but here goes.

I am beginning to create masks for sandcarving using UV film and I need to use B&W vector line art to be able to print a clear film with blacks dense enough to block the UV light during exposure. My images are in JPG, BMP, GIF, etc and I need to convert them to vector line art. I downloaded a copy of Inkscape which the film manufacturer said will work but this level of graphics is new to me. I only want to do simple B&W so I do not need the full art experience, anyone have any simple reccomendations?

Thanks in advance.

2013/11/14
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11/14/2013 6:10:00 PM

You can find a tutorial on tracing in Inkscape, which will accomplish what Live Trace does in Adobe Illustrator. This is essentially asking the application to trace the raster image and create vector paths so that you don't have to draw (or trace) them yourself.

Web searches you might try along with "Inkscape": "raster to vector" "bitmap to vector" or just "tracing."

Good luck.

2013/11/14
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11/14/2013 8:48:00 PM