Saturday, March 22, 2014

CRICUT: Design Space - Using Hide Contour

Here's a quick demo on using the Hide Contour feature in Cricut Design Space.

I'm using the Berry basket image from the Spring Cottage cartridge and I'll be hiding the handle.

  • Add the shape to your canvas in Design Space and resize it
  • Click on the image to select it
  • Click the Ungroup button at the bottom of the Layers properties box

  • Click anywhere on the image to select it 

Don't drag a box around it or click Select All. 

If you do, the Detach option won't be available!

  • Right click on the image and select Detach from the drop down menu

If you click in the middle of the image the scoring layer will then be highlighted. 
Don't move this layer. Instead.....

  • Click on another part of the image (in this case I clicked on the handle) to select it again.

Again, don't drag a box around it or click Select All. 

If you do, the Contour option won't work!

  • Click the Contour button on the Layers properties box

The shape will turn blue with the edges a darker blue

  • Click anywhere on the handle. The outer edge of the handle will turn a light blue

  • Click any blank section of the canvas to deselect the image.

The handle will disappear. 

  • Drag a box around the image or click Select All
  • Right click and select Attach - or click the Attach button in the Layers properties box.  (You have to do this step so that the score lines are again attached to the main image.)

And that's it! Hope it helps.

Till next time!


scootingranny said...

Thanks... good to know because I've heard comments about the weld and contour options not working. Glad to know there is a way to do this!!

PattiB said...

That was so helpful. Thank you so much.

Ladybug said...

Narelle, thank you sooooo much for doing this. I'm a very visual person and this helps tremendously. Thanks for sharing your expertise and time w/ all of us!! :-)

JanetL said...

the bottom of my Layers box is not visible on my screen and I cannot move the box any higher. How can I fix this?

Narelle said...

Zooming your screen out should work Janet. Either use the Zoom button that's in the top right of your browsers address bar or there is no button there click on the browser menu button and find the Zoom option in there.

AWalkingAllergy said...

Hello. Not sure if this is still active, but I thought I'd try asking... How do you add a cut line (contour)? TIA

Narelle said...

Karen, you can use the Insert shapes button on the left side toolbar and select the Score line. Then in the layers panel click on the score line and change it from Score to Cut.

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