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.
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.