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how to make masks from decals?


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Hello to you all

im tryng to make my own masks from decals.

I have a sheet in 1/48 but i whant to enlarge it to 1/32

Do i just scan the origenal sheet enlarge 150 and go?

 

But i have problems to get the outlining good

I use the free software.

Or is it beter to upgrade the software?

Any sugestions are welcome

 

Mark

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I’ve scanned decals in the past Mark, then loaded the scanned image onto the Silhouette drawing screen, scaled it to the correct size for 1/32 scale then traced the image. My Cameo 2 only had the free software when I bought it 8 or so years ago so I bought the Designer package which extends the capabilities of the Silhouette immensely, so if you haven’t got that on your machine I highly recommend it. Elsewhere on the this, under Tutorials I think, is a detailed guide of how I go about doing what you’ve after.

Max 

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I've done a couple of decal-to-mask scans, and I've used Inkscape (free) to do all of the scaling, grouping, line correction, dust removal, and cleanup. Inkscape will do a lot, but it isn't the easiest software to learn. You will waste some vinyl learning how to use it but it can give good results.

 

I have access to a Cricut instead of a Silhouette, and I do not like the software included for any editing.

 

Michael

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On 3/2/2022 at 2:33 PM, MichaelS said:

I have access to a Cricut instead of a Silhouette, and I do not like the software included for any editing.

Michael,

Like Mozart, I like and use Silhouette Studio "directly" to scale, manually trace, and draw scanned decals. The trace feature included with Studio also works nicely, but is not as precise as manually tracing.

 

Instead of suffering "access to a Cricut", you may want to consider this great deal at Walmart - a Silhouette Portrait 3 for only $150, including free shipping.👍

 

Gene K

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On 1/3/2023 at 7:02 AM, GeneK said:

Michael,

Like Mozart, I like and use Silhouette Studio "directly" to scale, manually trace, and draw scanned decals. The trace feature included with Studio also works nicely, but is not as precise as manually tracing.

 

Instead of suffering "access to a Cricut", you may want to consider this great deal at Walmart - a Silhouette Portrait 3 for only $150, including free shipping.👍

 

Gene K

Gene,

 

In this case, "access" means "I've already bought one for my wife and she lets me use it." (And the price went up to $199 before I saw your post.) Thanks for the heads-up, though, and if I ever get another cutter for my own use I'll probably go the Silhouette route. That way I can complain about both of them.

 

Thanks,

Michael

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