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

Everything you need to know to get started with Affinity Designer for ANY laser.

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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

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!

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REMEMBER: Do your own research before purchasing machines, materials or accessories. I always do extensive research before making my purchases always speak 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.
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