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Free Cutting Files / Re: Dat Medalion Box
« Last post by pats_pen on December 11, 2017, 07:59:19 PM »
 :ty1: :ur:  Butterfly.  Used to come in to the other forum a lot.  Got a KNK Zing and am now using Make the Cut and am not doing Cards or scrapbooking, but am emgraving glass by my art or with a stencil and tahe sand-blaster cabinet.  Wouldn't think of not commenting on the lovely bosd.  Stunning! TFS!!
Pat in Kent, WA
Help Using Inkscape / Re: Struggling to install
« Last post by davek0974 on December 08, 2017, 12:35:00 AM »
Thanks, that seems to have got it going now  :ty1:
Inkscape Tutorials - Intermediate / Photos to vector strokes for drawing
« Last post by cleversomeday on December 07, 2017, 02:29:26 PM »
I have a detailed tutorial on my blog for converting photos to sketches you can draw with a Cricut, Silhouette or other drawbot using the SketchMee iOS app and postprocessing in Inkscape. http://cleversomeday.com/sketchmee
Help Using Inkscape / Re: Struggling to install
« Last post by cleversomeday on December 07, 2017, 02:27:00 PM »
Follow the instrux at this link exactly. If you run into trouble click the faq link and read where it talks about gatekeeper https://inkscape.org/en/download/mac-os/
Help Using Inkscape / Struggling to install
« Last post by davek0974 on December 07, 2017, 04:18:38 AM »
Hi all, new user here :)

I use a Mac with Sierra on it and looking to run Inkscape for prepping work on my laser cutter.

I downloaded and installed but when i run it all i see is a blank menu bar with just the "Inscape" entry at one end, nothing else and no GUI at all.

I have X11/Quartz already installed.

Any suggestions???

Thank you so much. This forum has been a life saver!
I would try Kay's suggestion.  If it doesn't fix the problem (or fix it entirely), I was thinking maybe the changes in Inkscape version 0.92 might be affecting it.

In 0.92, Inkscape's native DPI changed, from 90 to 96.  Also, instead of the default units being px, now Inkscape uses mm.  You can still change to whatever units you want, but the new Scale setting makes it tricky.  Most of it is over my head, but in case you want to investigate, you can read this FAQ:  https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#inkscape-092-my-drawings-are-just-quarter-their-original-size-when-i-open-them-program-xyz
Ive attached a screenshot of both Inkscape and Silhouette Bus Edition where the outline is distorted fir your review.
SSDE doesn't all you to change dpi, but it's looking for 72 so an 80% scaling usually gets you back where you need to be, assuming it was correct in Inkscape.
This isn't just more than a newbie can chew, but a hard project for any non-artist due to the high number of colors and levels of shading. Best bet would be for the client to foot the bill for a cuttable vector version done by an artist. Cole Welch on Etsy has a good reputation. https://www.etsy.com/listing/499649833/photo-to-svg-custom-handtraced-converted
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