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Basketball SVG Craft Ideas
A lot of aspiring basketball players wanted to become the next NBA Superstar. Once you get there, it’s like you achieve the ultimate dream. However, every basketball player is aware that there is no easy way to achieve it.
Basketball is a physically exhausting sport. One needs to be strong, agile, and resilient when it wanted to enter this sport. Once you become a basketball player, you are expected to spend a ton of time in court training and practicing. It goes on for hours and hours. Understandably, some people would quit. They could not endure the pressure and stress anymore. But, once you overcome that hurdle, it could get easier from there. Just like for any sport, a basketball player must start from nothing. A player must work hard to climb up top. Rarely, one would immediately shot the top ranks after barely scraping the bottom.
Are you planning to start your basketball career? Here are some basic exercises basketball players do: Lateral lunge, Pullups, Goblet Squat and Romanian Deadlift. These exercises aim to strengthen your body and train your muscles. Make sure to start building that body!
People wanted to become a basketball player to become one of their idols like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Lebron James. These people serve as inspirations for others. Like Kobe Bryant, he loves basketball so much, he advocated for it. During his lifetime, Kobe made sure to dedicate some of his time to teaching aspiring basketball players to enjoy and train basketball. Now, his legacy lives on.
Interested in related designs? Check out my free Softball SVG templates.
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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