Tree Silhouette Laser cut in Paper

May 09, 2010

Paper is a fun medium to work in. It’s cheap, comes in a variety of bold colors and textures, and it cuts quickly on the laser. I’ve always loved Ansel Adam’s Oak Tree, but hadn’t been able to find a suitable image of it. For this one, we went through the photo collection looking for a dramatic image that would convert well to a silhouette.

IMG_0752After some hunting, Michael found this one among the Creative Commons licensed content on Flickr.

With some modification in Adobe Photoshop and tracing in Adobe Illustrator it cut perfectly the first time out of Black 80# Mohawk Via-Vellum Cover.