Glowforge tutorial: how to engrave digital art onto wood

Glowforge tutorial for engraving digital art onto wood
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This Glowforge tutorial will take you through engraving a digital painting onto wood. If you're new to Glowforge or just looking for a sprinkle of inspiration then my tutorial for engraving a digital painting onto wood will hopefully fit the bill. Below I will share my process for uploading, preparing and engraving a piece of digital art, but by and large the same process can be used for most image engraving, such as from photos. 

If you've not caught up on this brand of high-spec laser cutters just yet then read my guide to the best Glowforge machines and catch up with my Glowforge Pro review, the maker's highest-spec machine. These laser 'printers' can engrave, cut and score on countless materials to create professional grade art, gifts, models and more.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.