I seriously cannot wait to get a ScanNCut2 into one of y’all’s hands! Today’s feature is RGB Color Recognition Scanning.  I know it’s a mouthful, and for many people it’s not super clear upon hearing those words.  The previous ScanNCut could scan color…couldn’t it?

Well yes, it could.  But the ScanNCut2 is able to detect slight color differences and create cut files from those subtle differences.  It’s not always an all or nothing difference between the grayscale scan and the RGB scan, but as you begin working with it, you’ll see the amazing detail the RGB scan can capture.  Let me go ahead and show you with this gold star example!

I used my snowflake stamp from the Custom Stamp Kit to do a gold foil snowflake on this yellow piece of card stock.  

First I scanned using grayscale:


You’ll see it didn’t pick up my snowflake like I want it to. 


I went back to my Direct Cut Scan screen and changed my setting to the RGB Color Recognition Mode.  


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Voila! You’ll see from the screen below that you have a few new options with the RGB scanning and a few scanning options that are similar.  You can still Ignore Object Sizes smaller than the size you indicate and change the contrast of the scan.  You can also change the number of color differences the ScanNCut looks for.  


I just wanted to zoom in so you could see the detail it grabbed around the perimeter of the snowflake.  I’m in the Direct Cut scanning setting, so I wanted to only cut out around the perimeter of the snowflake.  I could have had the ScanNCut2 pick up even those tiny white spaces inside the snowflake!  From this point I put a .04″ edge around the outline as my cut file, and I cut out the snowflake.  


Seriously took me a few minutes!  And the detail is amazing!



Tomorrow I’ll be back and sharing some of the crazy detail you can cut out with fabric!  I have a few tips on doing so, and I’m excited to share them with you, of course.  

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