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If you do cnc work and/or have any need for creating quality vector art from logos and other non-vector graphics there is some software that may interest you. It is Graphic Tracer Pro and is pretty amazing. Rather than fight with Adobe Illustrator or such to slavishly trace and recreate artwork, this software does it in a matter of a few minutes.

The software is by monthly subscription only and costs about the same as the standard Netflix plan. It probably isnít for the user who only needs to convert art to vectors once in a blue moon, but if you have a need more that a few times a year it probably pays for itself with the time saved. I think I'm going to find it helpful in my sign making.

Hereís the link: https://www.graphicpowers.com

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I do all of that in CorelDraw X8 but it takes me 30 minutes to an hour to do what he did in minutes, and I'm pretty fast at CorelDraw. That's some really great software, Oliver! I may have to give that a shot. Thanks!

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Just looking at the website, I don't see any info. Can you sign up for a month or two, then opt out? Regardless, I like what the program can do. It would help me a lot.

I also wonder if the trial period lets you save your trial projects?

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Dang it, Ollie! I gave in and signed up. I think this program is going to be very beneficial. I have already done a simple graphic trace and it turned out OK, so I guess I am off and running.

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Dang it, Ollie! I gave in and signed up. I think this program is going to be very beneficial. I have already done a simple graphic trace and it turned out OK, so I guess I am off and running.
Mike, I was amazed when I opened a jpg of one of my signs and the software did a pretty good job of creating vectors from it. I agree that it will be very beneficial when you have the specific need.
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I have some clipart I have downloaded for various projects so I have a good start with stuff to work with. I hope to make some school signs so I need the mascots for each school. This program should make life much easier.

Still a work in progress, but here is a rendering of what I am talking about. The Channelview HS sign is the one I have ready to carve. The others are inspiration images I found out yonder.

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I have some clipart I have downloaded for various projects so I have a good start with stuff to work with. I hope to make some school signs so I need the mascots for each school. This program should make life much easier.

Still a work in progress, but here is a rendering of what I am talking about. The Channelview HS sign is the one I have ready to carve. The others are inspiration images I found out yonder.

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Those are a great idea, Mike, and the new software will really help.
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Looks like nice software. For those on a budget, Inkscape will trace bitmaps. One tutorial:

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