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Many people love reading books. It is a great way to pass the time and enter dreamland. It could also be a cheap way to travel far and wide or broaden the knowledge we already have. Some people have the strict dedication to books that they maintain or promise to read a book every month.
Although not everyone is as dedicated as others in reading, we can all agree that books can give us great pleasure. Just entering the library or a bookstore can make us giggly, similar to a kid entering a toy store. When you walk next to a bookshelf and reach out to that Nancy Drew book, you cannot help but be excited. We probably have been in that scenario.
Interestingly, some people buy books, not for the pleasure of reading. But for a mundane reason. People buy books because they think it looks good on their bookshelf. Or because the color matches the theme of their living space. Admittedly, a lot of us buy books we ended up not reading. Sadly, this happens frequently. It does not make you a bad reader for not reading a book you have bought. However, if you get a chance, try reading some pages of that book you just bought from your local bookstore.
Who knows, you would probably fall in love with the protagonist who tells an adventure of a lifetime.
For all book lovers out there, here is a simple open book design SVG you can easily replicate to use as decor…
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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:
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