Uploading & Editing Images in Cricut Design Space 2.0


A great feature of the Design Space (new and old) is the ability to upload your own images. Cricut has streamlined the process for 2.0 and I show you the latest and greatest! 

First, uploading your own image is crazy easy. Check it out! 


And now, to edit those images that you've uploaded...


See how easy that is?!

(note: I did not actually print the Avengers logo and do not claim to own it)

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

43 comments:

  1. Hi ! So when you upload a .jpeg image for cutting do you have to still vectorize it first to get a clean cut?

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  2. Hi! So when you upload a .jpg image so you have to vectorize it first to get a clean cut? I own a Pazzles machine now and spend hours sometimes just getting an image ready to cut

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  3. Hi! So when you upload a .jpg image do you have to vectorize it first to get a clean cut? I own a Pazzles machine now and sometimes spend hours cleaning images

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    1. Hey Christie! Sorry for the delay - since this post was older, it didn't show me I had a comment waiting for approval!

      You do NOT need to vectorize it first. You literally upload, go through the "cricut" process (like I show in the video), and that's it! The image I use in the example is a .jpg and it took me like 3 minutes from upload to project! It really is amazing!

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  4. I just got my new Cricut air. However I cannot link my cartridge the green link cartridge never lights up. I have tried it using blue tooth and also connected to my computer. Any suggestions?

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    1. See if these links help you out:
      http://content.cricut.com/b/pdfs/explore-manual2/14asingcartridges.pdf
      http://content.cricut.com/b/pdfs/explore-manual2/14busingcartridges.pdf

      Good luck!

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  5. How do you break apart images you upload. Like bam bam off the flinstones that has layers of different colors. I'm trying to print it in layers since the design is not in design space.

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    1. The image would have to be uploaded as an SVG then the individual layers could be set to print. Hope that helps!

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    2. The image would have to be uploaded as an SVG then the individual layers could be set to print. Hope that helps!

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  6. When I upload an jpeg image and try and cut it, the image disappears. I am not sure what I am doing wrong would you happen to know? I am trying to do a dog black and white image but I need to cut it so I only have the dog image not the white box around it.

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    1. Have you tried uploading it at different levels? There's a 'basic', 'moderate' and 'advanced' - that might help. Also, when you upload it, you'll need to remove the white space. See if that helps!

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    2. Can you email me some screenshots that I can pass along? lisaschensted at gmail.com

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  7. ugh, when i try to upload an image i get a black image.. completely black or sometimes i can see the image in the corners only. wtw?!?

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    1. Oh no! Are you trying to save them as "print then cut" or "cut" images?

      And, as always, did you try logging out and logging back in again just to make sure that wasn't the issue? (why is it the issue with computers that they just need you to jump through that hoop?!)

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    2. Can you email me some screenshots that I can pass along? lisaschensted at gmail.com

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    3. Hey Lisa! I am having the same issue with the black image and only being able to see the corners. Did anyone figure out why this was happening?

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    4. Are you trying to save them as "print then cut" or "cut" images?

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    5. I'm new too. Had the same problem seeing all black or just a corner. I clicked on the minimize (minus) button on the top right of the screen.....when it resized, the image got back it's color.

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  8. Hi did you ever figure out what this issue was? I am have the same issue with the black box over my image. I can only see the only the corners. I've tried EVERYTHING! Even chatting with Cricuts customer service online chat. I'm so bummed and now I have to wait to Monday to call them. Any help would be soooo appreciated!

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    1. Let me contact Cricut and see what I can figure out. Stay tuned!

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    2. Can you email me some screenshots that I can pass along? lisaschensted at gmail.com

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    3. Did you ever figure this out? Im having the same issue, so frustrating!

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    4. Can you email me some screenshots that I can pass along? lisaschensted at gmail.com. The Cricut Team needs to see screenshots and no one has sent any yet!

      Thanks!

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    5. I have the same problem .

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    6. Can you email me some screenshots that I can pass along? I'll send them to the Cricut Team so they can help troubleshoot!

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  9. Any luck yet?? I'm having the same issue and it is so frustrating

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    1. Let me contact Cricut and see what I can figure out. Stay tuned!

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    2. Can you email me some screenshots that I can pass along? lisaschensted at gmail.com

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  10. FYI I got the black box as well. I was using Safari on a Mac. I switched to Firefox and it worked.

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    1. Interesting! I'll pass that information along!

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  11. I'm getting really jagged lines when I try to clean my company logo on my cricut. Is there some step that I am missing? I have some screen shots I can send it that helps. THanks!

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    1. Some images are more difficult to clean up than others. I would recommend changing the contrast of this image until it is solely black and white, then using the “Simple Image” selection in the upload screen. That should help keep it relatively easy to clean up. Hope that helps!

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  12. I uploaded an image of a bow and I want to use it as a print only. I added it inside of a circle and when I cut the circle it also cuts out the bow. How can I print the bow inside the circle and only cut out the circle?

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    1. Happy to help! I keep meaning to do a tutorial and just haven't gotten around to it yet...maybe having 2 kids and working full time is the problem? ;)

      Okay, so what you need to do is put your image of the bow inside of the circle, which it sounds like you're doing already! Then, click on your circle (or select it from the right hand side menu), click those little scissors next to the image and that will bring up "layer attributes". Click on "print". You'll notice the outline of the circle that was dark is now gone. Then, with your bow still in the circle, drag a selection box using your mouse over the entire circle so that the circle and the bow are selected. Hit "attach" on the right hand menu. You'll notice that the bow elements on the right hand side have changed to printer icons, and depending on the image, some may have changed to writing. If you want them all to print, simply click on the pen next to the image on the right hand side and select print. You can adjust the color to whatever your heart desires from there!

      Hope that helps! Let me know if you have more questions or want to see some screenshots.

      Thanks! :) Happy crafting!

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  13. Thank you for sharing. Video tutorial, it is best that can be. I tried it and I did. It's really simple. Before that, I used it http://ipiccy.com/feature/how-to-crop-pictures. But I decided to look for something else. Very good that I found your post. Good luck.

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  14. Why cant i use the magic wand when i upload images

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean by magic wand?

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  15. Hi Lisa! If you are cleaning an image and have to stop before you complete the cleaning, is there a way to save it and finish cleaning later? I have not found a way to finish the cleaning without starting over again.

    Thanks, Lori

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    1. Lori - let me double check with Cricut and get back to you!

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    2. Hi Lori! What I heard from Cricut is that they definitely appreciate the suggestion and will pass it along to their team. However, at this time there is not a way to save the image while editing it in the upload section of design space to come back to later. When uploading images it is best to have it in the simplest format so you do not have to spend hours editing it since the tools are basic and simple; it is not comparable to programs such as Photoshop/Illustrator or Inkscape.

      Good luck to you! :)

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  16. Not sure where to go, but by reading the comments, you seem very helpful
    I need a template for cutting vinyl for a coffee mug. Is there such a thing??

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    1. Hello! If you're using Cricut Design Space - "coffee mug" is one of the canvas items you can choose to help scale the design. As far as scaling it for the round shape, I haven't had to do that yet so I can't be of too much help - but definitely try in Design Space and see how that works!

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