This tutorial will cover how to slice on the design space app for your iphone, ipad and web browser. I will also cover common questions like why won’t slice work in Design Space?
Before we get started, I want to offer this “Thank you” Card design for my readers. It is FREE and available in my resource library.
How to cut an outline of an image on Cricut Design Space
There are many ways to cut an outline of an image. This first method I am going to cover is in the Upload process.
The image we are using is a bitmap (.png or .jpg format) image of an abstract watercolor dot.
Use the Upload button in the left tool bar panel.
After selecting your image file, mark it as “complex” to preserve the details.
In this second stage, you will need to remove the background of the image by using the “select and erase” tool in the upper left corner. The idea is to erase everything that is not the shape you want to keep. You should see a checkered pattern in the areas you have erased.
After removing unwanted parts of the image, select “save as a Print Then Cut Image”.
How to cut custom shapes with Cricut Design Space
The second way is to import a vectorized SVG file using the same upload function as above.
Cricut design space will recognize that it is an SVG file and you will not need to remove any unwanted areas in this method.
How to make cutouts with Cricut Design Space
Continuing with out watercolor example, lets say I want to print and cut a watercolor unicorn.
I simple upload my unicorn svg, then place it over the watercolor image, and then use the “Slice” tool in the bottom right corner of the Canvas.
How to cut circles with cricut
Let just say I want to print and cut a circular watercolor sticker with the unicorn cut out of the middle.
To cut a circle, I first need to create a circle using the Shapes tool.
I then place the circle over the image I want to cut.
With both items selected, click “Slice” in the bottom right corner.
Can’t select slice tool in Cricut Design Space?
You can only slice 2 item at a time. One way to tell if you only have 2 items is to look at the right panel to see if multiple blocks have been selected.
Interested in these watercolor textures used in this tutorial? Check out my Watercolor Textures kit which included 45 different water color swatch samples you can use for your own designs!
How to slice multiple images on cricut
There are a couple of ways to slice multiple images.
First, you can just do everything in sequence as I did above. Slice the unicorn with the blog, then slice the cutout blog with the circle.
The second way only applies to 2 items that do not overlap. You can weld 2 of the items and then do the slicing.
How to cut text out of an image
I now want to cut out letters from this watercolor image.
To do this, I first type out my text using the Text tool on the left tool bar.
I then overlay the text over the image. With the text selected, I “weld” in the bottom right corner of the Canvas. I then select the welded text and the base image and click “slice”.
How to put words inside a shape in Cricut Design Space
For this thank you card, I need to place the thank you words inside the card cutout shape.
To do this, I first create a rectangle using the Square Shape tool.
I then layer all the text on top of each other using the Arrange tool in the top tool bar.
If I want to print this as is, I will then select everything and “Flatten” in the bottom right corner of the Canvas.
How to slice on Cricut Design Space app for the iphone and ipad
The Slice function in the app for both iOS and Android platforms is loved under the “Actions” tool in the bottom panel.
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