Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well Could you please help me as I am new to creating SVG’s for cricut etc. and wanted to know about exporting. I have created seperate layers but wanted to know how you export them for best quality. Do they need to be flattened for cutting machines? Thanks in advance
What program are you using to create your SVGs? I’m familiar with Inkscape and I don’t have to flatten them before saving.
I don’t flatten the SVG but I do create a compound path for each layer. I have found Cricut will sometimes move things around and some parts may get removed if I do not do this. I also recommend testing your designs on the Cricut software, it can do weird things to SVG’s sometimes.
I don’t flatten either. I do make most things compound paths, except for text, or pieces I think the customer might want to move around.
Thanks Laura I use Affinity Designer.
Thanks Anne that’s helpful to know. I usually sell my clipart in png and jpeg format but wanted to sell as svg as well.
Thanks Shawna thats really helpful and useful to know.
Wish I knew more on how to use Affinity Designer. I have it for the Ipad… but haven’t used it much. Hopefully someone can help you with your question. Good luck!
Thanks Laura, I really like using Affinity and it is often upgraded which is really good
I keep them unmerged/flattened for the most part. But some parts I will unite to make it easier for cutting, more organized.
Never want overlapping vinyl/HTV (my own personal pet peeve!) plus to keep it organized, hate when I have purchased other svgs and they’re in 50 pieces. Hard to figure out which piece goes where.
I use scal & AI for my designing.
That’s good to know, thanks Jennifer
This is all new to me. What exactly is affinity? And is it free
Hi Jaime, Affinity Designer is not free but it is a one off payment of around $50. I’m really happy with it and I think they have a 50% discount on at the minute.
I delayer everything as much as possible before cutting vinyl, but I also realize that cardmakers need the full underlayers to create the three-dimensional effects that are popular with papercrafters.