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Apr 26, 2020

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I am wanting to do some lasercutting for a school project but need some help with converting a black and white image (similar to below) to a white (or no fill) image with a red outline. The red needs to be the RGB colour pallette  because that is what the laser cutter at school reads. I have used Illustrator for laser cutting before but only to do engraving. This time I would like to cut the object out of plywood or timber veneers. Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided. JJ

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I am wanting to do some lasercutting for a school project but need some help with converting a black and white image (similar to below) to a white (or no fill) image with a red outline. The red needs to be the RGB colour pallette  because that is what the laser cutter at school reads. I have used Illustrator for laser cutting before but only to do engraving. This time I would like to cut the object out of plywood or timber veneers. Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided. JJ

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Is that already a vector shape?

In that case all you need to do is convert the document color mode to RGB and then apply a stroke to the shape with the exact color you need.

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MCBCJ-J,

 

If it is a raster image, you can File>Place it (linked) in an RGB document, then use Image Trace (you may try different settings), then expand, then (maybe after a bit of cleanup) Group, then set the Stroke to the red and Fill to None/white.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/image-trace.html

 

You may also look here:
http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeillustrator/2013/07/image-trace-in-illustrator-a-tutorial-and-guide.html

 

Always expand after image tracing to get things to work: Select it/them and Object>Image Trace>Expand.

 

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