Today, my video is about understanding the mat layer feature in the Cricut Craft Room.
Below is the video (click HERE if you can't see it):
I've been getting lots of questions about Cricut Craft Room and I will do my best to answer them. Here are a few I've gotten:
1) Do you have to do the layers or would the Imagine print it out all together with different colors on one layer?
Currently, you are not able to color, print and cut all the layers onto one image (kind of like making a sticker) with the Imagine. So, for Disney characters, you can't put all the layers together and print and cut. You would still have to cut each of the 9 pieces out separately and then glue together.
2) When you show the colors in the fill mode, will my Imagine print it out like that?
No. Those colors in the fill mode under the Mat Layers menu are just for design purposes only. You would have to use the "Colors and Patterns" menu to do that for the Imagine. See photo below:
3) Is there a way to cut an image in half. Let's say I want a border of snowflakes down the left hand side of my layout. I only want half the snowflakes in the border. I want the left hand side of the boarder to be a straight line so it lays up against the side of the page. I could use the other half on the right hand side. If the image falls outside the cutting area, will the cricut only cut what is in the cutting area? This is one way that I have thought might solve my question.
No - I just tried it.
4)Do you know if you can "turn off" the mat background? Sometimes those squares make it hard for me to see the final design.
I haven't found a way to do that.
I will have a video up about the "hide selected contour feature" soon. Please leave more ideas of things you'd like to know about Cricut Craft Room. And for those tired of Cricut Craft Room, I will be putting regular type posts up again real shortly (;-)
Missed some of the Cricut Craft Room series? Here's some links!
Intro to the Cricut Craft Room
How to Layer in the Cricut Craft Room - Video
Easy Design Tip for Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Weld and Shadow in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Group and Autofill in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Hide Selected Contour in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Download and Import Files into Cricut Craft Room - Video
How To Export Files to the Gypsy from the Cricut Craft Room - Video
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