These Free Superhero SVGs are great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
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I don’t know any kids who are not into superhero. They are kind of an essential part of growing up. Of course, my kid’s super heros are very different than the ones I grew up with. I grew up with the classics like Superman and Cat women. These days, there are so many I can’t even keep up from the Cat boy to the entire Avengers series. This doesn’t include all the the other mini-semi-superheros like the entire Pup Patrol gang.
I made this more “generic” super hero set to basically make it easier to make crafts for my kids.
These superhero magic slider cards are my go to for birthday cards for the kids. They are always a hit. Even as an adult, I find it fun to pull the card out and see it slide out in color. Check out my tutorial on how to make a magic slider card and make this a staple for your next kids’ birthday party.
Regardless, these superhero SVG are super convenient for many other card and craft projects related to the kids. Download your free set today and keep them in your go to stockpile of templates.
Interested in related designs? Check out my Monster truck 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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