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How to Use the Snap Rotation Function in Cricut Design Space
  • By Design Bundles
  • 02 Mar 2018
  • 4 Mins
  • Cricut Tutorials

How to Use the Snap Rotation Function in Cricut Design Space

Cricut Design features a rotation function that is a great tool for creating designs. The feature can rotate objects every 22.5 degrees with precise positioning each time. This can be essential when you want to keep your design elements consistent. In this tutorial we will show you how to use the Snap Rotation function in Cricut Design Space.
Today we’ll create an easy flower design. To start, open a new project in Cricut Design Space.

Step 1- Insert heart shape and duplicate

First, we will create a heart shape by using the shapes tool in Cricut Design Space. After creating the heart shape, click the duplicate icon which is on top of your layers panel. We’ll be using these two items to create the design.
Insert Heart in Design Space

Step 2 - Snap rotate and align center horizontally

We will be flipping the duplicate heart and repositioning it. Select the duplicate heart. Next, snap rotate by holding down the shift key and rotating the shape to 180 degrees vertically. This will turn the shape upside down, which is what we want.
Snap Rotate and align in Design Space
Place the heart shape slightly over the object that you first created. Select both items and align the center horizontally by clicking the Align icon on the top toolbar. 
Align Shapes in Design Space
Once you are done, click the Weld tool at the bottom of your layers panel. You will now have one solid figure. Click the Duplicate button once again to make a copy of your shape.
Weld and Duplicate in Design Space

Step 3 - Snap Rotate and Center Align Objects

After duplicating your object, repeat step two. This time rotate your object horizontally and place it on top of the original one.
Rotate Horizontal Design Space
Select both objects and click the Align button on the top toolbar. Then, select Center at the bottom of the pop-up window. Click Weld on the bottom of your layers panel to make one solid form.
Center objects in Design Space
Insert a circle into your canvas and finish up your flower. You have easily created a design using the Snap Rotation feature.
Flower in Design Space
If you liked this tutorial make sure to check out our tutorials on how to make a layered image and how to use the slice tool in Design Space.

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