As you know, most of my Tuesday Tutorials involve a Cricut Design Space™ project. I truly enjoy using the Design Space™ program, but there are often features I wish were within the program to make my life a little easier. Today, a few of my wishes came true. Cricut® has released a new set of features in the Design Space™ program to make your crafting life a little simpler, and, today, I am going to give a you a short tutorial on each one of them.
You can now curve text on your Canvas. HOW AWESOME IS THIS!! When you type your Text, you will see “CURVE” in the Text Edit bar, between the Alignment and Advanced tools. Drag the slider to the right to curve the text downward.
Here are a few ways you can use this feature. I typed “Hello Friend” as one line in the first example, then curved the Text to form a single arc. In the second example, I chose the “Ungroup to Lines” option, then used the Curve feature to curve each line separately to form the circle of letters.
If you are like me, you have browsed the Cricut® Designed Ready-to-Make projects, see one you like, and, when you finally have time to make it, you forget where you found it. Well, with the NEW Project Favoriting, you can create a list of your favorite projects then easily retrieve them under the Project Category menu.
When browsing the projects, all you have to do it click the “Favorite” star. It will save the project into your “Favorites” list which you can access through the drop-down menu. How easy is that?!
If you are loving all of the Ready-to-Make projects in Design Space, you can have access to all of them by subscribing to Cricut Access ™ . When you sign-up for Cricut Access™, you not only have the ability to make most of the projects free of charge, but you have access to over 100,00 free images and fonts, and you get 50% off digital orders on Cricut.com and in Cricut Design Space™.
I am ♥ LOVING ♥ this! When I create my Workshop Guides, many of them include a Cricut Design Space™ file which I share through a URL link. There are times, though, that I wish I had a way to share my free files on Facebook or Pinterest. Well…today that wish was granted.
Once you choose to “Share” a project, you add a description, additional photos, or supplies needed, then Share it with your community of friends. I can’t wait to use this feature more in the future.
This has been designed for those of use who work on smaller screens and need access to all of our tools. If your screen size is too small, the “More” button(s) will appear allowing you to reveal more tools.
Remember, Design Space™ only works with the Cricut Explore and Maker machines. All of these new features are only available in the Computer based Design Space™ program. I will be posting projects in the future showing you how to use these new features and more on your paper crafting projects. I hope you take the time to check out some of these features. I can’t wait to see what you create!
PS: Don’t forget to check out my Cricut Design Space™ Basics Class in May.
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