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Create an cut image with layers in Cricut Design Space 3

Posted on 14th October 2017
1- Open Cricut design space 3 software. Click on the upload image icon.

2- Upload your image you want to make into different layers. Select the mod complex option and click continue.

3- Using the magic wand tool (1) click on the background of the image to remove it(2). We need a silhouette of your image first so you can ensure that everything will fit correctly at the end. This first cut image will be the base of your layered image.

Click preview.

4- In the preview screen check to ensure you get a silhouette of your image. If you are happy click on continue.

5- You now have 2 options. to save as a print and cut file or save as a cut file. We need to save as a cut file.

6- Go back to upload image.

7- Upload the same image, again click mod complex option. and click on continue.

8- Using the magic wand again, remove the background. Then remove all the colours except one colour. This will create our first layer that we will cut. Click continue.

9- We now need to save the image as a cut file.

10- Repeat steps 6-9 to create a cut file for each different colour that you want as a separate layer.

Once you have them all created insert them all to your design space.

11- All your layers will now be in your design space.

12- Select the background (silhouette) shape and change the colour to white so we can layer each part over it to ensure aspect ratio in the design.

13- One part at a time, color the image by selecting it in the layers panel and then placing it on top of the background silhouette shape. line them all up.

14- Select all the parts of the image and right click. Select group. Next click on Make it icon.

15- You will now see on the left side that each layer is separate for you to cut (like an SVG would be) and then once cut you can layer to create your design.

I was using the Halloween bundle from for the witches hat image.

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