May 21, 2023, 5:40pm
Had not attempted to engrave leather until last week.
Please understand, these are 3D illusion laser engraved.
Veg Tanned leather of 3-4oz in thickness. I tempered as though I was going to carve. Images are un-retouched. No finish on the leather as they aren’t completely dry.
Hope some of you enjoy a different take on Laser Engraving.
May 21, 2023, 7:37pm
WOW that Cowboy one is really impressive.
May 21, 2023, 8:55pm
You did really good with that. Congrats.
May 21, 2023, 9:31pm
Did you use grayscale?
That begins with a photograph or drawing then run through one of several software that are available to make a shaded file.
I have “Blend” but it is very complicated and haven’t used it. Maybe some day.
The LightBurn file is .png. I adjust the speed and power plus
Adjust Contrast, Brightness, and Gamma to my satisfaction. Other settings are about the same for any image.
I use Air Assist, Bi-Directional scanning, Pass-Through with Threshold Mode.
May 22, 2023, 12:29am
What product do you use to shade or blend it?
May 22, 2023, 2:25pm
Many years ago I done photo restoration and touch up, occasionally now.
My go to programs, Photoshop and Illustrator.
The images I show above were done by a gentleman from Europe. A lot easier and faster unless I want to select one of the photos in my personal library.