December 10th, 2018 • Contributor: Stephanie Gramann, Cricut Software Product Manager
Hi! It’s Stephanie from Cricut with another installment of Stephanie’s Favorite Design Space® Features! Today, I am going to cover how to use Contour to change the look of your images in two different ways.
Contour Away Unwanted Areas
Now, within the Hide Contour window, just select each piece of the mane you want to remove. You will notice a subtle change in color. Alternatively, you could use the thumbnail strip to the right of the window to find each piece, but for this example, I find that working with the main mane image is easier! ?
Tip! Some areas, like the A in this example, will require multiple clicks to remove the outer and inner areas.
After all of the letters are removed, close the box and voila, the word Magical has (not so magically) disappeared! Love it.
Use Contour to Add Layers to Your Project
Say you want the middle candle in this image to be pink.
Next, select the duplicated set of candles, and use the Hide All Contours button to remove all candles. Then click the middle candle to bring it back.
Tip! Hide All Contours will leave one piece visible (Design Space doesn’t want you to lose your entire image). If that isn’t the part you want, make your desired area visible first, then manually hide the first part.
Once you complete contouring the second set of candles, close out of the Contour feature and you’ll see two images – the first set of candles minus the middle candle, and the second set of candles, now just a single candle.
Want more examples using Contour or more detailed instructions? Here they are.