Create Custom Outlines for Engraving with Illustrator and Lightburn | Works with EZCAD!

Create Custom Outlines for Engraving with Illustrator and Lightburn | Works with EZCAD!

illustrator lightburn Feb 08, 2022

A quick and highly requested episode for you guys! Everyone has been asking me how to create custom outlines of weird items for engravings, so we're going to tackle this together. We'll create custom outlines in both Adobe Illustrator AND Lightburn, and the outlines we create will work in Lightburn OR Ezcad. Very easy and super quick. Hope it helps!

0:00 - Intro
1:08 - Taking a Good Photo
1:39 - AI - Importing to Illustrator
2:48 - AI - Using the Pen Tool
4:40 - AI - Using the Direct Selection Tool
5:29 - AI - Removing the Photo Layer
5:47 - AI - Sizing the Outline Correctly
7:33 - AI - Saving Your Outline
8:15 - LB - Importing to Lightburn
8:32 - LB - Using the Pen Tool
10:09 - LB - Sizing the Outline Correctly
10:25 - LB - Exporting for EZCAD
11:13 - Importing into EZCAD
11:46 - Red Light and Show Contour
13:09 - Focal Considerations
14:02 - Finishing Artwork - Type on a Path
17:04 - Final EZCAD Prep
19:43 - Axe Engraving
20:22 - Axe Cleaning
20:47 - Final Look
21:13 - New Safety Goggles
22:13 - Final Thoughts
22:39 - Outro - Supporting the Channel