Glenda on December 28th, 2009

If you create or find an .svg file (default Inkscape file format), you can cut it directly from Inkscape. You don’t have to convert the file to any other digital cutter format. This is very convenient since the cutting is going to be smoother when you do it directly from the program where the file […]

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Glenda on May 20th, 2009

If you want to combine text and any shape so they look like one,  follow these steps: Type your text. Any kind of font would work, but I prefer a thicker one. As I always say, experiment! Click on Path and select Object to Path. Now your text is a path and you can see […]

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Glenda on March 8th, 2009

Once you create a path, you may want to change it: To Add a Node: Double-click on the path, wherever you want the new node. To Delete a Node: Click on the Node to select it and press the Delete key. If you want to preserve the shape when you delete a node, press Ctrl+Delete. […]

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Glenda on March 8th, 2009

If you want to put text on a path using Inkscape follow this tutorial: Click on the T for Text, type your text. Click on the icon to Create Spirals. Draw a spiral and change the Turns to approx. 2. Click on the Select and Transform Objects  icon (that is the big arrow that you […]

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Glenda on February 28th, 2009

The Bezier tool is like the Pen tool in Illustrator.  You use it to draw Paths. To create a path, you have to make a click, then click again in another spot. With every click you create a Node. A single click creates a sharp node. If you want to make it curve, then you […]

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Glenda on February 24th, 2009

You can trace an image and convert that image from .jpeg or .bmp into a file that can be used by your digital cutter machine (like Quikutz Silhouette).  Please follow these steps: Click on File and Import. Look for your image, click on it to select it and click on Open. You should be able […]

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