Hi everyone -
I hope you are all having a great day. Yes - I looking to ask some very basic questions - and I hope rather than any of you thinking about how stupid I might be, you think about how you once had to learn too.
I recently purchased a Thunder Nova 35 100 Watt machine, which came with Lightburn.
I work with computers everyday and very proficient in the office suite but only LIGHTLY dabble in the adobe suite. Clay whom I purchased the laser through said lightburn is the way to go and I wouldn’t need anything else. I have watched every lightburn tutorial and will continue to rewatch them. But I am not going to lie - I am struggling and have yet to try anything because I am super nervous I am going to do it all wrong and hose up my laser…I know it is trial and error…
So I recently imported a .ai file into lightburn and was basically stuck - didn’t really know what to do from that point. I traced it, but found out I didn’t need to trace it because it was a vector all ready. I emailed support at lightburn who was AMAZING - they told me somethings which made total sense but I couldn’t get from A to B and he was kind enough to fix it for me and direct me to you guys.
But I gotta figure out how they did want they did.
So here are my first set of questions I am hoping to get answered…sorry for the long winded post but wanted to make sure you guys knew what kind of new person you are dealing with…
- When I imported the image back into Lightburn (after support fixed it) it was backwards. I did fix it and flip it back, but should it be mirrored on my screen? Or should it look normal on my screen?
- Does Lightburn automatically know and tell you what your speed and power should be or is that something that I should just follow Thunders suggestions that they have in their media library?
- I need help learning Lightburn from the ground up - what classes, video’s, books, anything…do you suggest I do? I will keep watching videos but looking for additional help.
This is basically a side hustle for fun and hopefully some money - I plan to do tumbler and monogram signs and such.
Any help, direction, or positive feedback you can give me would be soooo appreciated!