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Easy Elephant Mandala SVG for You to Try
When asked, what is the largest animal on earth? A lot of us would answer differently. Well, it depends on what was taught back in school. Some of us did not even know that the largest animal in the world is the Antarctic Blue Whale. Although this is considered common knowledge, it is not much of ordinary information for others. If you have a kid and asked them this question, they will probably answer elephants. Although not the largest animal on earth, we can agree that elephants are massive beings that continuously roam the world.
Elephants are known to be “gentle giant” as portrayed by the media and the Disney Film “Dumbo.” But in reality, elephants are also aggressive when threatened or placed in a compromising situation. However, it does not remove the fact that a lot of us adore elephants. How can’t you say, “aww” when you see a baby elephant play on the mud? Just how? They are adorable and will always be!
Unknown to some, there are different kinds of elephants. They are not just elephants. Elephants found in Africa tend to be larger and wild than those elephants located in Asia. Asian elephants, like those in Thailand and Sri Lanka, are comparatively small than those African Forest Elephants that freely roam the African forest regions.
You know the drill, after getting to know more about elephants, we will be making an SVG dedicated to them. Follow these steps to make your very own Elephant Mandala SVG!
Interested in similar designs? Check out my free 3D Mandala 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 are 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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