These Free Fire Truck SVGs are great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
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Ideas for your Fire Truck SVGs
Remember when you were naive and still studying in preschool? Those innocent days where you enjoy looking at the sky and describing the clouds as cotton candies. Good times! You also probably remember the day when your teacher asked you, what do you want to be when you grow up? Most kids would say they wanted to become a nurse, a doctor, or a policeman. However, some occupations usually stand out the most.
Firefighter – a noble job, but a difficult one. It is a well-respected occupation as people engaged in it are susceptible to continuous danger. They are the ones who called when a building is burning or when an earthquake hits. Their jobs usually place the firefighters in a high stake situation, but not all the time. There are instances wherein they are called to retrieve a house cat from a branch of a tree. Or maybe, they are asked to teach high school kids emergency skills and first aid training.
These activities and emergencies they attended to help them get noticed by the community. When the fire truck rolls along the highway, people could not help but look at it. The massive red vehicle does not only indicate an emergency but captive younglings’ aspirations. At first, they would wish to ride the fire truck. When passion and dreams set in, kids would dream of becoming a part of the force.
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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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