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Using Contour Cut

Contour Cut is a feature that creates one or more cutting lines around objects, either vector or bitmap.

This allows you to output an image to a printer and then cut its contours using a cutting plotter. If you have a hybrid device (printer with cutting capabilities), you can print and cut using the same machine.

To allow Contour Cut to trace the outline of objects in a bitmap, make the background of the image transparent using the Make Transparent function. Otherwise, the effect will only trace around the outside of the bitmap. (See RIP and Print Dialog Box - Contour Tab for more information.)

1. Contour Cut

See Also

Working with Effects

Creating a Contour Cut or Cuts around Objects

Adjusting Contour Cut Using DesignCentral

Adjusting Contour Cut Using Control Points

Tracing Bitmaps with the Contour Cut Effect

Transforming Objects into a Cutting Line

Common Features

Using the Combine Effects

Using the Outline Effect

Using the Shadow Effect

Using the Stripes Effect

Using the Distort Effect

Using the Blending Effect

Using the Lens Effect

Using the Underbase Effect

Using the Finisher Effect

Using Color Trapping

Using Styles

Using Engraving Fills