Inverting Rasters AND Vectors for Laser Engraving

Learn how to invert any graphic for laser engraving, photos and vectors!

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0:00 – Intro
1:02 – Overview
1:25 – Raster Inversion Basics
3:23 – Inverted Rasters
5:42 – Non Inverted Rasters
6:56 – Inverted Raster Summary
7:37 – How to Invert Raster Images
12:07 – Vector Inversion Basics
13:02 – The Stroke/Unite Method
17:22 – The Rasterize/Retrace Method
21:16 – Inverting Inverted Vectors Demo
25:06 – Advanced Vector Inversion
35:00 – Outro – Supporting the Channel

In todays episode I’m going to be showing you how to invert any graphic for laser engraving. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a Fiber, CO2, Diode or UV laser, Ezcad or Lightburn, this tutorial will work for you. The process is pretty simple once you get the hang of it and you’ll have way more control over how your final engraving looks once you master this skill in Adobe Illustrator or any other vector editor. Enjoy!

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