Here's a quick tutorial on importing a JPG file into Design Space.
1. Log into your Design space account and at a new canvas click the Upload Image button
2. Click anywhere on the Basic Upload box
3. Click the Continue to Step 3 button
4. Click on the Browse button
5. Locate the file on your computer, select it and click Open
6. The image will appear in the preview screen. Click on one of the upload options then click the Continue to Step 2 button.
(This image is a very clean one with just one colour so the Simple Image upload works perfectly.)
7. Next you need to remove the white background from the image. Click on the Magic Wand tool then click on all of the white areas around the image. Make sure you also click inside each of the letters such as a, e, g to remove the background from there too.
Once you've done that your image will look like this.
This image is a screen shot from another program (possibly Silhouette Studio) and it has the dimension info around it. We need to remove that at well.
8. Click on the Eraser tool, left click on the screen and drag your mouse over the lines to erase them. You can change the size of the eraser if necessary.
When that's done the image looks like this.
9. Click the Continue to Step 3 button.
If you see any stray lines or marks on your image you can click the Back button to return to the previous screen.
10. Click in the check box marked 'Preserve original image within shape. Recommended for printing' to uncheck it.
You should only leave that box checked if you are going to be using Print then Cut with this image. If you're only going to be cutting this image unchecking that box automatically sets all the layers to Cut layers.
11. When that box is unchecked the preview will look like this.
(You can still use the Back button to return to the previous screen if your image doesn't look just right...)
When you're happy with the design click the Save Image button
The image appears in the list of Uploaded images.
12. Click on your image to select it then click the Insert Images button.
The image appears on your mat ready for you to resize and cut!
Note... if there is a PNG version of your image available, you should use that instead. PNG's already have a transparent background which means you don't have to go to the trouble of removing it. ☺
Happy crafting! ♥
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