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    When selling signs I often send the customers a proof of the design a carvewright screenshot. Is there any way to add color to the lettering? The customers sometimes lack imagination and I have to explain that yes the lettering will be painted I just cannot show that in the software. it would be nice if I could export the image to SketchUp or something. Any tips would be appreciated!
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    You can edit the screen shot in any photo editing software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwharris View Post
    You can edit the screen shot in any photo editing software.
    Do you have a recommendation for one that would easily do this without me dragging a little paint brush around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by okmatt View Post
    Do you have a recommendation for one that would easily do this without me dragging a little paint brush around?
    I do not know of any that will paint it on it's own.
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    Seems like this would be something that could be added to the software. The machine only uses 'gray' but it would be an awesome thing to be able to 'color' areas of a carve for the reason you addressed and even for making gift items. We use the fonts on our system, possibly importing colors? Or just a pallette?
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    That's exactly what I have been wanting to do! Does anybody know if something like Gimp or Paint.net will allow a color fill within a bitmap image like a screen-shot? It would have to auto select the letter outline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRcarvey View Post
    That's exactly what I have been wanting to do! Does anybody know if something like Gimp or Paint.net will allow a color fill within a bitmap image like a screen-shot? It would have to auto select the letter outline.
    If the area is big enough and does not bleed into the adjoining area you can use the magic wand tool to select the area and then the paint bucket tool to fill in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwharris View Post
    If the area is big enough and does not bleed into the adjoining area you can use the magic wand tool to select the area and then the paint bucket tool to fill in it.
    What software are you referring to?
    I started freehand routing in August of 2016
    Got my first "new" A series machine in September of 2017
    It has an A907 motor
    I Use the Aftermarket Musclechuck

    http://okmatts.etsy.com

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    I just tried this with Paint.net and I think it will work. I just did it quick and dirty but with a little more care it should do the job. What I did was to save 2 screen shots of the CW piece. One with either the wood or none view and the 2nd one as the lithopane view after setting the board thickness to 0.250". This provides a grey-scale image with enough grey levels that Paint.net can distinguish them. Next I pasted these into 2 different layers in Paint.net. Crop the images so they are the same size and fit exactly over each other. On the lithopane view use the magic wand tool to select the first letter. Adjust the threshold until only the letter is selected. Use the paint bucket to fill the letter. When all of the letters (or objects) are painted then use the magic wand to select all of the regions of the lithopane that you do not want to see and press delete to remove them. Flatten the 2 layers into 1 and save as PNG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by okmatt View Post
    What software are you referring to?
    Most if not all photo editing software have the magic wand tool.
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