Affinity Designer for Laser Engraving 101 | Vector Editing for Ezcad and Lightburn

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Mactron JPT 30w:
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Ruida Red/Black CO2 Laser 100W:
Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro S2:
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0:00 – Intro
1:05 – Overview
2:21 – Create a Project
3:26 – Save a Template
3:45 – Artboard Demo
5:01 – Text Tool
7:52 – Expanding Text
9:31 – Pen Tool
10:12 – Type on a Path
11:17 – Circle Type
15:10 – Contour Tool
16:08 – Vector Inversion
17:56 – Custom Shapes – Booleans
22:38 – Corner Tool
25:54 – Inkscape Image Trace
29:54 – Exporting for Laser
31:40 – Fixing Export Errors
32:39 – Ezcad Ungrouping Tip
33:27 – Final Thoughts
34:30 – Outro – Supporting the Channel

Hey everyone!

If you can’t afford the expensive subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud then Affinity Designer is a great alternative for vector editing outside of your laser software. In this video we take you step by step through the basics of creating laser friendly artwork with this inexpensive alternative. While it’s missing some features that we’d really like to see added it’s still a capable and useful tool. Check it out, and enjoy!

WARNING: Do your own research before purchasing your machine. I have done extensive research before making my purchases and spoken at length with the manufacturers before placing my order to be absolutely sure what I was getting could be imported, would work with my electrical setup and performed the tasks I wanted to perform.

A NOTE: Links above include affiliate commission or referrals. I’m part of an affiliate network and I receive compensation from partnering websites. The video is accurate as of the posting date but may not be accurate in the future. Settings used in my videos are for machines of my design and wattage, mileage may vary depending on your machine. Always test your settings on your laser before working on items in a professional capacity.

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