These Best Friends SVGs are great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
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Best friends are your support system. They give you the emotional and mental support you need when going through tough times. A best friend lends you her/his shoulder for you to cry on. They are there for you when you go through the ups and downs of life. I believe you make a best friend the moment you feel a special connection between you two. And you will not find this special connection with anyone other than your best friend, you can pour your heart out to your friend, and they will never judge you for it. You know your best friend will be there for you no matter what circumstances you are in. A good friend brings out the best in you. He/she boosts your self-esteem and instill confidence and strength in you. Having a best friend means you can rely on a single person for your every worry or happiness. And trust that person to bet there for you through thick and thin. And what better this friendship can bring than the fun you can have with your BFF all the time.
You can let your hair down, and both of you can paint the town red. However, the best thing about needing a friend is that you can have honest opinions given to you without an ounce of malice or judgement because your best friend will tell you how it is. No fakeness no sugar coating. And in return, they expect the same for you. You know, now, you can always turn to your friend for an honest opinion. Another precious factor about having a friend is knowing your best friend will always be loyal to you. You have each other’s back, and your friend will never betray you. In the words of the great funny and gorgeous, if I may add, Amy Poehler:
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
How to turn any image into an SVG template
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector based. Vector based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap based image into a vector based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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