want to learn how to vectorize, and fit text to circle ?
card is fully made with the pazzle
this tutorial uses your cutting blade and pen tool....
Back to School
For my teacher Card
Open your program to a 12x 12 page
Open your apple image you have saved to your desktop
(I found the image in Google images)
Click on the Auto trace button, a sub menu will appear
(Your image is vectorizing)
When complete, delete the original image
Now with this image you can pull apart the pieces of the apple
As shown, just click on the apple and start dragging pieces away with your mouse.
When all the pieces are pulled apart,
Copy and paste the large piece of apple so you have 2
Click on move point tool
You will see scissors appear at your top tool bar
Click on the Cut straight line tool,
Across one of the large pieces of apple
Click a line across the stem (as shown)
You are cutting the stem off.
You can see now we have cut the stem off
Now delete the apple you have cut the stem off,
But keeping the stem.
Now copy and paste the apple again.
This is your base card, Go to the tool bar menu at top of the screen, and scroll down to transform.
Click on Mirror- a sub menu will appear click ok
Your apple will be upside down now,
Moving your apple so it is positioned on top of the other apple,
Making sure it is overlapping a bit.
Draw a box around the two apples with your mouse, select the join selected element tool and click, they are joined now.
Now click on the front part of the apple
Click red colour on colour chart then x in the p box
You are now colouring your pieces and removing the black lines around
The shapes, when it comes to cutting you will see why
Continue this process with all your pieces.
Colour match to what colour cardstock you are going to cut them out of.
Draw a circle
Make sure it is selected, and I made my circle colour light purple
Then Go to right hand side toolbar and click on your type menu
Your font menu will appear, type in the words for my teacher (font used Helvetica Medium blue print) then OK
Then top of screen click on toolbar text, scroll down to fit text to circle
A sub menu will appear, click on the inside box as shown
A little arrow will appear near your circle, move this arrow with your mouse so you can adjust your text
For a better fit into the circle
Now you are ready to cut and draw
Click on the colour box that you want to cut first
Click the red box, place red cardstock in the machine; it will only cut the red etc
When it comes time to drawing your text circle
Draw it first
Then cut, but watch very carefully, when it finishes cutting the circle! pause the machine as you do not want it to cut the words …