I am new to art programs need a 2D tool to add a border to a nonstandard object. I also need to create and modify bitmaps

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I am really new to art programs.   I typically only use paint.   I am trying to modify a leather pattern to use a laser cutter to draw images on leather.   I would like to add a border or an image to this pattern.   Preferably a Celtic design but open to other options.    I am hoping photoshop can do all this.  If not what do I need?  

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 22, 2019
norman.sanders Adobe Community Professional , Mar 22, 2019
Drawing line illustrations, whether images or borders,is best done in Adobe Illiustrator. It produces a crisp vector result that can be changed in size without affecting the quality of the art. If, on the other hand, you want to create a toned image, Photoshop would be best.One more thing: If you are able to create the illusion of tones by using a parallel line or dot pattern in your illustration (the way it was done before halftones were invented)  then stick with Illustrator

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Drawing line illustrations, whether images or borders,is best done in Adobe Illiustrator. It produces a crisp vector result that can be changed in size without affecting the quality of the art. If, on the other hand, you want to create a toned image, Photoshop would be best.

One more thing: If you are able to create the illusion of tones by using a parallel line or dot pattern in your illustration (the way it was done before halftones were invented)  then stick with Illustrator

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Also, check the specifications on the laser cutter. The software it uses will likely have required settings to differentiate between cutting and etching. The one I use requires different stroke widths for cutting and for etching. Some require setting the strokes to different colors like red and blue.

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