Hello fellow crafters!

Is anyone interested in helping someone learn how to create SVG’s since we are all quarantined? I’ve tried youtube but I can’t ask questions. :joy::sob:

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I found Adobe Capture great for doing SVG, there is also Inkscape which is free what questions were you are asking? Maybe I can help, I am still learning myself.

I use Corel draw. We be glad to help if I can

SVG is extension. Its a export file which you can do in any software such as adobe illustrator. Create a design and export as SVG simple… Its not the learning process rather a design export.

Thanks everyone. I have a few adobe programs but I have no clue how to use them. I normally buy SVG’s but I’m really ready to step my game up and start designing my own but I don’t know where to start.

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Since all this has been going on I have purchased a cricket explorer air 2. I’m so lost in where to begin and how to use it

Adobe Illustrator allows you to create vector files which you can save as SVG.

Inkscape and Illustrstor are both great options. The key is to turn your text to outlines/paths (and weld the scripts), and ensuring all of the elements of your design are paths or compound paths. There shouldn’t be any groups when you save, as they cause issues with the different cutting machine software :slight_smile: I hope this helps!

@Amy_S: You may have solved a problem that’s been puzzling me. I’ve only been doing design for about 3 weeks, and I’ve noticed that sometimes I am able to use the Inkscape .svg files I create in Design Space and sometimes I get an error saying that the image has unsupported features (like text wrap).

So if I …

  • make something
  • select all
  • choose Path > Object to Path
  • save as .svg

… it should work in Design Space?

@Juneau_P

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So if I …

  • make something
  • select all
  • choose Path > Object to Path
  • Object Ungroup
  • save as .svg

THEN if what the previous poster said it should work. When you convert text to path’s Inkscape automatically groups the text.

EDIT: Fixed formatting for clarity. (Still getting used to this forum’ formatting)

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I find by searching for a particular topic via YouTube, I find lots of tutorials. For instance, you want to use HTV, search on YouTube!

I was so scared of using my Cricut the first month. BUT, I had to remind myself that making mistakes is fine, it’s all part of the process.

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Thanks for the reply above, that was an error I was getting to, so whew now I can fix and keep the design I worked 2 hours on!

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I do agree wit Desiree_B – I would ungroup after step 3 :smiley:

@Desiree_B and @amy_s thanks very much for the advice - I can’t wait to try it out! I have pretty limited experience and don’t always know how to ask the right question, so I’m really glad for this forum!

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@Sharon_M1 I appreciate the tip - didn’t think about YouTube (because I’m approx 1 million years old in internet years lol)

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You’re welcome!!

I’m glad Sharon_M1 mentioned YouTube. Troy, with Vinyl 651 has some INCREDIBLE YouTube tutorials for designing in Inkscape: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEMNq-kllgO3Z-YQA2QVz-w/search?query=inkscape

I hope this helps :smiley: Let us know if you need anything at all!

Here is a tutorial on how to make a SVG in Inkscape: How to Create a SVG in Inkscape

@BartonMarket created it and I thought it was a great place to start!

I’m having similar issues… I have a custom artwork that a customer gave me & now I have to go through and do it line by line!!! Any easier way?!

Hi Toni_M1 welcome to the community!

What kind of artwork is it. Is this something the customer created?

Yes, it is a shaded piece with the use of grays