These are screenshots of two designs I made. They are on a different website and being its not cool to promote a different site, I crossed off all identifying information.
That’s great! You did a good job! I love the flowers!
@SugarBearStudio thank you!
Just keep practicing. Let us know if you need any help.
Have you tried working with Silhouette Studio Business Edition?
@BartonMarket Thank you!! I haven’t. I’m a Cricut user.
@AugustFire Lovely designs! I would really love to learn what you did here with the words on top of flowers and make into a cut file in Inkscape. I work with Inkscape and understand most of it except creating cut files such as these that you created. Can you point me to any tutorials perhaps?
I’m happy to help! The flowers are actually a free file from DB.
I used PNG files and imported them into Inkscape. I lowered the layer opacity to 45%. On a 2nd layer, I added the the text. (Because if on the same layer, the opacity would match the flowers) If you want to center the text, the easiest way i found was to use a copy on the same layer as the flowers, and use it as a guide for the text on the other layer.
Then I selected everything and exported as a png. If you were to save as an svg, you would have to erase the text on the flower layer.
Let me know if you have questions!
So, you only export as a png file? How does it then turn into a cut file? You would have to save as separate layers, correct? Like the flowers as one file and the word as another file? Forgive me, but I don’t have a cutting machine so can’t seem to wrap my head around creating cut files in general. Thank you for your time and trying to help me understand.
No need to ask for forgiveness!
For a cut file, you would save as an svg. That would have all the layers. I will make another design and take pictures and post them on this thread when I’m finished.
Be back soon!
Oh wow, you are awesome! Thank you!
I’m sorry. I should’ve realized saving text as svg vs object as svg. I am only familiar with saving text as svg and of course the process for them are different. I have just realized I have no idea how to make the file an svg. I’m sorry.
It’s ok. I appreciate you trying. I’ll figure it out eventually. I know there has to be a way.
Silhouette Studio Business Edition can still be used for creating SVG files to upload into Cricut. I worked with Inkscape for a while, but found Silhouette Studio was user friendly. I have a Glowforge and use it to create my SVG files.
I had no idea! Are you able to able to create mandalas with it?
I use Inkscape and there is still so much I have no idea how to use! Once you get the hang of certain things, it comes second nature! I’ve been starting to learn a little bit with Illustrator since I took a font course, and by golly I feel like such a newbie all over again!
@LauraSwanson now I don’t feel so alone lol.
It’s a great feeling when you struggle with a program and then it suddenly clicks!! These look great!
@Laura_B3 thank you
You can select the text and then under the Path menu, select “object to path”. That turns the letters into paths/objects and allows someone to use the design even if they don’t have the same typeface installed.
@tmana I had no idea how to do that! Thank you !