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Posted on Help needed to make pattern for Intarsia

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 08:48 PM

Photoshop:
Image>Adjust> Levels
Image>Adjust> Brightness Contrast
(knocks out the background)
Filter>Stylize>Find Edges
Image>Adjust> Levels
Image>Adjust> Brightness Contrast
Image>Mode>Bitmap>50% Threshold.

Illustrator:
File>Place object>Save Photoshop file as object
Object>Live Trace>Tracing Options>Black and White> Levels 157>Ignore white
File>Document settings>18×24 Landscape
Constrained Enlargement (Drag from corner with Shift Alt keys down.)
File>Save As: PDF

Voilá!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.


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