A Round Up of Everything You Need to Know About Images

January 6th, 2020 • Contributor: Cricut Team

Next up in our round up series of tutorials – images! Whether you love Elsa or everything unicorns; dump trucks or dirt bikes; and don’t forget about mountains or monograms, Cricut Design Space likely has the images you need to reach your creative vision. But first, how do you use those images? The below videos and articles are a great resource as you get familiar with using images in Design Space.

How to Work with Images in Design Space

Master working with images in Design Space so that you can use them for any project with any material - from drawing to cutting to debossing!

Watch time ~14 minutes

Inserting Images on the Canvas - Working with Design Space - Tutorials for Beginners

In this video, we'll cover how to insert images onto your canvas in Design Space and how to insert and remove multiple images at the same time.

Watch time ~2 minutes

 

Uploading Basic Images for Cutting - Working with Design Space - Tutorials for Beginners

In this video, we learn how to upload a basic image to Design Space and convert it into cut lines. We also learn how to tell which parts of the image to keep and which parts to eliminate in Design Space.

While the process is pretty straight forward, there are a few tips and tools you’ll need to know, such as the Magic Wand and Eraser.

Watch time ~3 minutes

Uploading Basic Images for Print then Cut - Working with Design Space - Tutorials for Beginners

In this video, we upload a basic image to Design Space to use as a Print then Cut image. If the phrase Print then Cut make no sense to you, here’s the deal, Print then Cut is an easy way to create full-color project graphics using your home printer. Print the images first, and then use your Cricut machine to cut them. This application is perfect for things like custom stickers, printed cards, or elaborately colored tags.

It sounds a little complicated, but don't worry, this tutorial is for beginners! Uploading for Print then Cut is easy to do, and only takes a couple of minutes before you're printing your first image. We'll show you how to do it from beginning to end.

Watch time ~2 minutes

Using Images in Design Space

One of the great things about Design Space is that you don’t need to own an image to try it out - Design Space allows you to design with an image before you buy so you can make sure it will work with your project. Additionally, you can upload your own images and cut them out with your Explore or Maker machine. Learn about those applications in this article.

Be a Cricut Pro in 3 Months: Finding Images in Cricut Design Space

Finding the right image in Design Space can make designing even faster and easier. This blog posts shares some effective ways to use search and find that perfect image.

Finding Recently Added Images in Design Space

The Cricut Image Library contains more than 100,000 images, with even more added weekly. This blog post details how to quickly find the newest images in Design Space.

Finding Coordinating Images in Design Space

Found an image in Design Space that you like and want more like it? This blog post is for you! Find step-by-step instructions on how to search for similar images here.

Uploading Images into Design Space

Design Space gives you the ability to upload your own images for free and converts them into cuttable shapes.  This help article will walk you through the steps to upload images for Windows/Mac, iOS, or Android.

Don't forget, the complete round up on Design Space is also available to answer basic beginner questions, as well as the round up of font resources.

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