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making single cut line from hand drawing

undecidedundecided Member Posts: 501
edited February 20 in Help for Make The Cut
hello all I have been at this all day.  I am try to find an efficient way to take childrens drawings, trace them into MTC (I also have SCAL4, but have never used it) and have a single cut line, rather than a double around the drawing lines.   don't want a background color peeping out to make the lines, rather i will be putting a pen in the zing holder and having it redraw the lines multiple times.  also i will be doing many of them, so redrawing them all in the program is not feasible. Iff you have any ideas how i can make this work work please let me know, I would really  appreciat the help
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  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,356
    would be able to attach an example image file
    are you going to print and cut but only cut the outline ?
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,029
    @undecided - when you trace anything that has "lines" in it, there will be a trace on both sides of the lines. To not have this, and only cut the outer edges, apply a Blackout:

    Original image pixel traced


    Traced image with cut lines showing - notice inside cuts, the red lines indicate where the cuts will be:


    Traced image after Blackout, red lines show outer cut only:



    You can apply Blackout Path when Pixel Tracing the image to get this same effect.

    HTH
  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,405
    Personally I would trace the drawings in as texture trace and use print and cut to do them - thus saving the pen part and only having to cut the outline.  That way you get a genuine copy of the original drawing.  Saves a lot of time and agro.
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  • undecidedundecided Member Posts: 501
    Di-lite said:
    Personally I would trace the drawings in as texture trace and use print and cut to do them - thus saving the pen part and only having to cut the outline.  That way you get a genuine copy of the original drawing.  Saves a lot of time and agro.
    true, but there are times when you want to draw on a new substrate, or make more than one ;)  but for scrapbooking that would be the way to go!

  • undecidedundecided Member Posts: 501
    so I got in touch with sandy, what an incredible lady!  I am not looking for the coloringbook or pnc, as i want to use a pen in the zing :)  and so need a single line where the original line was.  "with this image selected, click on the wrench tool at the bottom of MTC and then select Thin Paths"
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