Learn how to upload an SVG File to Cricut Design Space with this simple tutorial. You can use this with graphics you purchase or graphics you create!
This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
Last week, I showed you how to create Hand Lettered Cricut Files in Adobe Illustrator. Those designs are called SVG Files and now and now for the 24 Week Cricut Series, I’m showing you how to upload SVG Files to Cricut Designs Space!
In case you don’t know what an SVG file is, it’s pretty simple. It stands for Scalable Vector Graphics which means you can resize an image as large or as small as you’d like and it won’t lose any quality in the design. If you were to make a pixel image (like one taken from a camera) smaller, then make it large again, you would lose all the quality in that image.
That doesn’t happen with SVG files. You could design an SVG file the size of a business card, then upload it to Cricut Design Space and scale it to fit the size of the mat, and it would still look the same. I like to use PNG files for Print and Cut because I can use my own pattern scales (more on that later), but if I want a large item, I will always save it in vector format in Adobe Illustrator.
This tutorial is REALLY similar to uploading Cricut Print and Cut Files to Design Space. There is one step that’s a little different, and since my readers specifically ask for uploading each type of file, I figured they each deserved their own post 🙂
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO UPLOAD AN SVG File to CRICUT DESIGN SPACE:
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air
- Cricut Design Space – if you haven’t already tried the new program, go HERE and HERE to get all the details. If you are on the old program, try this tutorial.
- SVG File – An SVG file is a design that is in vector format. This means the quality of the design will not be lost when you resize the object. I primarily design these in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to create your own here.
Uploading An SVG File To Cricut Design Space
On your dashboard in Design Space, click on NEW PROJECT.
- Next, click on the UPLOAD.
- Once you’re on the upload page, click on UPLOAD image, then select browse.
- You’ll select the image you want to upload, then click OPEN.
- You can then name your file, and write tags so it’s easier to find. Press SAVE.
- Now, you’ll click on the image(s) you want in your project and select INSERT IMAGES.
- From here, you can resize it to any size that fits on the mat. Remember, an SVG file will
- Select MAKE IT. Once it detects your Cricut, you can Print and Cut!
Tip: If you are creating an Iron-on design, make sure you click the MIRROR option before cutting it out, otherwise it will be backward when you apply it to your fabric.
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