Drawing from a photo in Carbide Create

Start with a suitable image:

Place it in Carbide Create on the background layer:

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With snap to grid enabled use the curve tool to draw a closed polyline:

Then go into node edit mode, and right-click on each node to make it smooth which adds off-curve nodes:

(note that it may be necessary to toggle each node twice)

Turn off snap to grid and drag the nodes into position, remembering the rules of Bézier curves (see: Let's draw an "ellipse" with new users — very basic tutorial on drawing with the curve tool — also see: Let's Make a B (for anyone) )

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Eventually one arrives at something like:

attached: interlockinghearts.c2d (680.3 KB)


Ryan Anthony was kind enough to post a photo of the finished project: