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How To Make Your Very Own Crafts with this Monster Truck SVG
Monster Trucks – something you do not hear every day. But, what is a Monster Truck anyway? As defined by Wikipedia, it is a specialized truck characterized by its heavy-duty suspension. This big truck has four-wheel steering and oversized tires. These are all constructed for competition and entertainment uses. While other customized trucks for convenience, longevity, and business, some people just wanted to have their vehicles be known as ‘monsters.’
Monster Trucks are not a norm in some countries. You would be pleasantly surprised that the United States prides itself on its monster trucks. If you are a fan of monster trucks, you probably heard of Monster Jam. Well, if not, it is an organization or business that conducts various monster truck-related activities. Simply stated, they organized events showcasing various monster trucks exhibiting different stunts. Expect that you will be watching firecrackers and fire shows here and there.
Understandably, monster trucks and their shows are not for everyone. However, for people who adore the following, these are entertainment they sincerely enjoy. And, can we blame them for it? Of course not! If you never tried watching monster trucks before, you may want to check them out on YouTube. You may be amazed how these trucks can twirl and do 180 degrees while on air. It still minds blows us when we realized that a real person is inside these monster trucks doing the trick. Though, it is no surprise when these drivers have bruises and injuries. So, be warned when you are interested in pursuing a monster truck driving career.
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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 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:
These dragonfly SVG files for Cricut are perfect to make any garden craft or insect-themed card. I like using them to make simple hole punch cards. These are versatile and easy to customize for any occasion. Of course, garden Cricut cards are great for backyard parties as well.
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