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Tyrannosaurus Rex, also known as T-rex, is probably the first thing you would think about when asked about the dinosaur. These monsters are not an object of fairy tales but are a real part of our history. We could only be grateful that they lived millions of years ago. Just imagine running away from these swift and dangerous beings today.
Our fascination with these beasts caused some to create stories about them. You know what we mean. You watched that famous Jurassic Park franchise. This movie franchise may be the stand-alone reason that made dinosaurs extremely popular by the turn of the 20th century. With the introduction of dinosaurs to the masses, we were able to meet the popular T-rex. Although it has really small hands and upper limbs, it compensates with its strong jaw and agility. No one wanted to meet such a monster, even in their dreams. Tyrannosaurus Rex is considered a terrifying being. However, this did not stop people from liking it. Eventually, this dinosaur had a cult following. Some people dedicate their lives to learning more about the T-rex.
We already established the fact that this dinosaur is a fearsome creature. Now, let’s go to some interesting facts! Did you know that the T-rex mainly resided in North America? Tyrannosaurus Rex meant ‘Tyrant Lizard,’ which is befitting as they are always portrayed as giant lizards. However, as most of you know, birds are more of the distant cousin of the dinosaurs.
Interested in related designs? Check out my other free dinosaur 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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