Today I am going to cover how to Slice In Cricut Design Space, this is my favourite feature. It’s also one that once you have mastered, helps to create almost anything. Consequently slicing allows you to cut almost any image to tailor it for any Cricut Project.
Why Do You Need To Master Slicing?
If you can slice in Cricut Design Space you can create anything. Slicing can be used to…..
- Break down images to create other images.
- Change layered images to flat cut files like in this sticker project.
- Make Paper Cuts
- Create Cut Files and scrapbooking pages
- Personalised projects such as Santa Footprints, Treat Plates and Bottles.
- Slice once image into another
- This will help you design your own images so you never need to buy an SGV or cut file again, also see how to add your own images to Cricut Design Space.
What Is Slicing And How Do You Slice In Cricut Design Space?
Slicing is perfect for designing your own images. Also check out the vlog below. Notably you can only slice one image at a time, however should you want to slice multiple images into a background it’s a great idea to arrange them, weld them into one image and then slice, this saves so much time.
You can use slicing for editing images you want to change, either in design space or those you have uploaded yourself. Or for creating reverse paper-cuts. A reverse paper-cut is where you have sliced into a shape to create a cut out picture such as the one above.
What Is The Slice Tool in Cricut Design Space?
The slice tool is a specific tool within design space that allows you to alter shapes and images to create custom images.
Where Is The Slice In Cricut Design Space?
The slice tool can be found is in the bottom right hand corner. Additionally can also be found if you right click in the options.
Notably the slice tool will only activate if you are working on 2 layers.
The image below shows a flower image I have ungrouped, I only wanted keep the main background image and cut the flower image into the shape.
Firstly right click to select, secondly choose slice, this will slice your top image into the bottom image. Resulting with the flower shape cut out of the background image.
You can see the sliced out result below. However if you want to undo the action you need to do so immediately by pressing undo in the top left corner.
Once you have clicked any other action the only way of undoing this is by going back and undoing. This will also additionally undo other actions you may have made.
To remove the base of the flowers grab a shape, I tend to use squares or flowers depending on what I am slicing. Hover it over the area you want to remove, right click to select and press slice.
How Do You Cut Letters Out Of Shapes On Cricut?
You cut letters into shapes in exactly the same way although it helps for the letters to be on top of the shape. If you type a word in one go you can slice this straight into your shape.
How To Slice An Inverted Image Out Of A Shape?
This watering can is a great example of how you can reverse images. As you can see in image 1 is cut out in a square. I wanted it to be like the last image as a cut out file to create an iron on image for a gardening bag for my mother in law.
Simple select a square shapes in the left hand side tool bar drag it over the watering can image so it sits just inside the outside blue box. Now right click and press slice.
This will reverse the image and slice the watering can out to an image you can cut. See my finished project below.
How Do You Slice Multiple Layers On Cricut?
If you are working with multiple unconnected shapes and letters you must first weld them together. Thus making them into one image before slicing into your shape. This saves so much time.
Why Can’t I Slice In Cricut Design Space?
You can only slice 2 images at a time so check both you images are welded or single images.
If you are still having problems and have been slicing other images previously you may have a spot on debris on your mat. One tiny spec can cause a problem. Find the debris, (it may be under your image) and delete. If you cant see anything, click around the area, sometimes debris is too small to see, if it’s there a box will appear when you click.
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