Ridin' With Rio

JBs Glowforge Photoshop Actions - Installation, Playing, Advanced Features

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How To: Install and Run JB's Glowforge Photoshop Actions  A quick overview of how to install JB's Glowforge Photoshop Actions.  - Find your downloaded .ZIP file- Extract- Double-click the .ATN file to install into Photoshop (the install is silent, so don't click repeatedly unless you want a bunch of copies)- Open an image in Photoshop- Open the Actions palette (Window > Actions)- Resize the palette window by dragging, so that you can see all of the actions- The actions are in a folder, and only one action needs to be processed. Select an action, such as 2a, and click the...

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Looking Back at 2019

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Looking Back at 2019

A long time ago, a good friend asked me for some advice. My reply was something along the lines of, "looking backwards while you're moving forward is only going to make you trip." That advice may have been right - or, may have been wrong. It all worked out in the best way possible for her though, so that's what is important.  Since October 2018, Rio and I have been on the road seeing some amazing things, making a lot of puzzles, and ultimately watching the company grow and grow. Even after a couple of years of making puzzles, it's still...

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Mobile Manufacturing: Traveling With a Laser

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Mobile Manufacturing: Traveling With a Laser

Just over a year ago, Rio and I hit the wide open road and headed west to do something that sounded really awesome at the time… something that no one else seemed to be doing — mobile manufacturing - honest to goodness manufacturing while on the road. 

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Ten Random Glowforge Tips and Tricks

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Ten Random Glowforge Tips and Tricks

  Worrying about cents will cost you dollars. Trying to forego material testing so as to not waste a few cents of material will cost you dollars in the long run. Using a material test template like this will save you lots of frustration. Tip: If you use one material for one type of project a lot, for example you picked up one of our DIY Puzzle Kits, make your test cuts using a representative sample of the design, like this 3x5" puzzle template.  Use colors in your design software to order operations automatically: The order of operations in the app...

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Glowforge Projects: How to Prepare a Photo Engrave Using Photoshop and Engraving on the Glowforge Laser Cutter

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Glowforge Projects: How to Prepare a Photo Engrave Using Photoshop and Engraving on the Glowforge Laser Cutter

If you're here, you are probably wondering how to get the best photo engrave out of your Glowforge 3D Laser Printer / Cutter. And you're in the right place, because, besides cutting jigsaw puzzles, engraving photos keeps my machine busy. (A glimpse into the crystal ball, my next project will be bringing to market 3D engraved and hand painted puzzles.) 

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