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Re: I will introduce myself

Julie Flanagan
 

Tammy, thanks for your introduction!  Yes, it is possible to take pictures, use the auto trace function in MTC, and create cutting files from them. This is an advanced skill, that we will cover in the tutorials. I am working on the basic tutorials first, so please be patient. Importing black and white silhouette images is much easier to learn, so we will cover that first. Some designs are easier to auto trace than others. You can give this a try and share with us what you learn through the process.

Yes, it is very easy to gather a huge collection of MTC cutting files quickly, especially since the link to the MTC Gallery in the software gives you free download access to 1321 shared cutting files, as of today. This number increases DAILY. If anyone has not discovered this wonderful file resource, open your MTC software, Click on the Custom Shapes tab on the right side of the screen, and click on the MTC icon. The search index will appear. You can search for files of a particular type by typing a keyword, or click on Descending, to see the most recently posted files first. If you have never downloaded any of these files, you might consider doing keyword searches, and downloading all in that category to a single folder with that category name. then move on to another category. Then all of your files will be saved topically from the start.

You don't need to know how to draw to create cutting files. We will be learning how to make our own cutting files using fonts and basic shapes to begin with. You will be amazed at the amazing designs we can create by starting with basic shapes and changing the lines to suit our needs.

When designs have multiple pieces, I like to copy and paste all of the pieces into a single MTC file. Each piece can go on its own layer in MTC 2.03. You can open just the layers you want to see and cut. If the pieces are shared as SVG files, import each of the pieces to a different layer in MTC, and save it as a single file. The new layers palette in MTC 2.03 is simple to use, and it allows you to name each layer, and to select a color for the pieces in each layer.

I save the JPG images of files that I download and add them to my MTC folder with the same file name. This way I have a thumbnail for reference without opening the files in MTC first.
 
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----- Original Message -----
From: "swisher_tammy"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:38:02 PM (GMT-0800) Auto-Detected
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] I will introduce myself

 

I know I'm one of the first members here but I will still go ahead and introduce myself. I received MTC as a Christmas present and have been collecting image files ever since. I have cut a few things with my Baby Cricut with the software and I love it. I have learned how to take a clip art picture and turn it into a cutable file as well as cut images others have made. I have always wanted to learn how to make my own image to cut. I can't really draw but can you scan in a picture and turn it into a cutable file? I have seen where someone took a picture from a piece of fabric and made it a cutable file. Learning to do so would be fun. Is this possible in MTC?

Remember how I said I have been "collecting" image files since Christmas? Well, I presently have over 3,000 and really need to get on the ball of organizing them into categories. I have a list of all the different names of possible categories, but does anyone have any ideas that might help me organize them faster or easier? I am wondering how others do it because some of my images have multiple pieces so there is multiple files. I make a folder for them, but then I can't see the pictures come up in the preview box in MTC when I go to open an image file from my computer. Any suggestions?

It will be a pleasure to meet the new member and I look forward to learning more about how to use my MTC software. I think this group is going to be a great resource. I like that the lessons will be divided up in categories from easy through Advanced.

Happy Crafting,
T.


I will introduce myself

swisher_tammy
 

I know I'm one of the first members here but I will still go ahead and introduce myself. I received MTC as a Christmas present and have been collecting image files ever since. I have cut a few things with my Baby Cricut with the software and I love it. I have learned how to take a clip art picture and turn it into a cutable file as well as cut images others have made. I have always wanted to learn how to make my own image to cut. I can't really draw but can you scan in a picture and turn it into a cutable file? I have seen where someone took a picture from a piece of fabric and made it a cutable file. Learning to do so would be fun. Is this possible in MTC?

Remember how I said I have been "collecting" image files since Christmas? Well, I presently have over 3,000 and really need to get on the ball of organizing them into categories. I have a list of all the different names of possible categories, but does anyone have any ideas that might help me organize them faster or easier? I am wondering how others do it because some of my images have multiple pieces so there is multiple files. I make a folder for them, but then I can't see the pictures come up in the preview box in MTC when I go to open an image file from my computer. Any suggestions?

It will be a pleasure to meet the new member and I look forward to learning more about how to use my MTC software. I think this group is going to be a great resource. I like that the lessons will be divided up in categories from easy through Advanced.

Happy Crafting,
T.


Re: MTC Beta 2.3 Download

QP Levingston
 

Thanks Go it!

 

Thanks,

 

QueenPam

www.qpqueenpam.blogspot.com

 

From: MTC_Tuts@... [mailto:MTC_Tuts@...] On Behalf Of CraftyMusician
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:10 PM
To: MTC_Tuts@...
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] MTC Beta 2.3 Download

 

 

If you would like to download the newly released Beta version 2.4 of Make-The-Cut software, go here:

http://make-the-cut.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1548

Read Andy's post, and get the link at the bottom of his post there.

Julie, craftymusician@...
Flanagan Educational Services
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hybrid_Scrapbooking_PaperCrafting/
http://tinyurl.com/MTC-JF http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/
www.scrap-savvy.com http://tinyurl.com/SCAL-Purchase


Just wanted to say hi

Evelyn <jrobinson157@...>
 

This is a great idea for MTC and thanks Julie for taking time to do this. I am a big fan of yours and love to learn and MTC has risen to the top for me.

Looking forward to some great times here with all of you. I am a big Cricut fan. I had a CR but sold it and got my CRICUT.

Evelyn


MTC Beta 2.3 Download

Julie Flanagan
 

If you would like to download the newly released Beta version 2.4 of Make-The-Cut software, go here:

http://make-the-cut.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1548

Read Andy's post, and get the link at the bottom of his post there.


Julie, craftymusician@comcast.net
Flanagan Educational Services
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hybrid_Scrapbooking_PaperCrafting/
http://tinyurl.com/MTC-JF http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/
www.scrap-savvy.com http://tinyurl.com/SCAL-Purchase


Yahoo is SLOW right now.

Julie Flanagan
 

There appears to be quite a delay for Yahoo in posting messages right now. If you message is not showing up immediately, please be patient.

Also, if you click on a download link for files and it doesn't work, don't panic. I reorganized the Files section after posting the first couple of lessons. You can click on the Files link on the left side of the group's home page to access all of the group files. Check in each of the folders to find the files. Click on the file you want, and it should open in Acrobat Reader. Once Acrobat Reader is open, go to File>Save to save the file to your computer. Alternatively, you can right click on the file name in the Files section, and select Save Link As, and designate a place on your computer for saving the file.



Julie, craftymusician@comcast.net
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http://tinyurl.com/MTC-JF http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/
www.scrap-savvy.com http://tinyurl.com/SCAL-Purchase


Hello

AnnetteW
 

I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. My name is Annette and I live and work in Southern California. I enjoy papercrafting and just recently purchased MTC Software and am looking forward to learning all the neat things it can do.


New file uploaded to MTC_Tuts

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New file uploaded to MTC_Tuts

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Re: Welcome!

QP Levingston
 

Hi I am a stamper who uses MTC to make cards mostly. How do I get the beta version?


Welcome!

Julie Flanagan
 

Welcome to MTC_Tuts! I look forward to sharing all about the new version of Make-The-Cut software (MTC) with you.
Please introduce yourself, and let us know what kinds of things you are doing with your MTC software, and what you would like to learn. I hope to be producing some written and video tutorials for you.

MTC has a new Beta version ready for download. If you are comfortable using the version 1.4, feel free to continue using it. However, I have found the new version to be much easier to use. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

Julie, craftymusician@comcast.net
Flanagan Educational Services
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http://tinyurl.com/MTC2Download http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/
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