Tag Archive for: Shapes

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TruCUT RDWorks (Mini-Series) About Transforming Shapes, Video Index about this Feature

This is an index covering a mini-series of videos on how to go about Transforming your shapes and objects.Index Below. When it comes to Transforming Shapes and objects, unlike most other programs TruCUT RDWorks has quite a number of…

TruCUT RDWorks Tracing a Custom Vector Shape (Part 11) the Tracing Images Mini-Series

Being able to Trace custom shapes within the program allows you to have more freedom with the outcome. There are a few things that is good to keep in mind when working with custom shapes for keeping your workflow clean and smooth. This…

TruCUT RDWorks the Shapes that are Available (Part 4) the Tool Draw Bar Mini-Series

When it comes to the Shapes that are available within TruCUT RDWorks, there is the two most popular Shapes. Like with most Vector type programs, you will use the base shapes as a starting point for most of your designs. This…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Convert Objects to Strokes (Part 9) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

Being able to change an object to a stroke type shape will help to make curtain changes, but do note that this is a permanent change. When you've used the extra setting to change your base shapes within flexiSTARTER, you can change…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Rectangle Edits Control Points (Part 8) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

Here's a quick way of doing some extra editing within FlexiSTARTER 19 for rectangles using the Control Points. Similar to the extra setting for rectangles that are found in the Design Central panel, you can do some of those edits…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Editing Registration Marks (Part 7) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

When you are using Registration Marks it is great to have the ability to change and edit them for a setup that works for your needs. Even though there's not that many options and settings to change for the Registration Marks, there's…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Rectangles in Design Central (Part 6) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

When it comes to how rectangle corners are affected on the shapes and objects, we'll be using the Design Central panel. One thing to keep in mind though when working with the extra settings for rectangles, is that once you have converted…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Hotkeys when Making Shapes (Part 5) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

When you making or editing shapes within FlexiSTARTER there's a few hotkeys one can use for containing shapes. This method can be quite cool when you working with rectangles and ovals and would like to turn them to squares and circles. This…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Make Shapes with Grid Snapping (Part 4) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

From all the different ways to make a unique shape, this is by far my favorite method of making unique shapes and objects. The Snap to Grid feature gives one a nice base with equal spacing to work from, so it is great for symmetrical…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Creating Shapes with Guides (Part 3) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

Here's another cool way of making unique shapes within FlexiSTARTER, Using the Snap to Guides feature. When Snapping objects and vector points to guides, there are a few things to keep in mind that differs from the other approaches. This…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Shapes with Snapping to Points (Part 2) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

When it comes to making unique shapes within FlexiSTARTER, you can use a combination of base shapes as a template. Even though you are limited to the number of points that comes with the base shapes, you can still combine more than…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Overview of Different Shapes (Part 1) Working with Shapes Mini-Series

When it comes to the Starter version of SAi Flexi you do not have all the preset shapes at your fingertips, but here's a way to make them. From my personal experience I found that most of the time, the basic shapes is where I start…

SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 (Mini-Series) Working with Shapes, Video Index about this Feature

This is an index covering a mini-series of videos that has a look at different options and methods when working with shapes.Index Below. Like many other Vector design type programs, the shapes are in most cases the starting point and…

VinylCut 5 Software a 3 Dimensional Extrude to Your Designs, Step by Step Video Guide

The 3D Extrude is used to create the illusion of a shape or text being pushed or thrust outward. But not only that, this effect will also create the illusion and feel of body and depth, which is a great way to add a strong and bold…

VinylCut 5 Rotate Shapes and Text to Appear 3-Dimensional, Step by Step Video Guide

The 3D Rotate function is used to rotate a shape along the X, Y, and/or Z axis. This is a great method to add that extra punch to you design and make it stand out looking more 3 dimensional then before.

VinylCut 5 Software Brush Tool and a Handy Tip for Creating Circles, Step by Step Video

From making different size vector shapes to automatically joining overlay paths then this is the tool to use. You will now easily be able to make circles with just a few quick settings, adjust their sizes and color them to your hearts…

VinylCut 5 the Freehand Drawing Tool and Express Your Creativity, Step by Step Video

Tired of following strict rules when making paths, then the Freehand drawing tool is for you. Sometimes you have an idea for a path but you just can not get the right shape or flow, now with the Freehand Tool and ideally partnered…

VinylCut 5 Software Wrap Designs to Uniquely Shaped Objects, Step by Step Video Guide

This Feature is great if you make more complex designs like Cupcake wrappings or tapering Mugs. Objects like cups, glasses and bowls tend to have a bottom that is smaller than the top. The Wrapper Tool is designed for these difficult…

VinylCut Warp an Object to a Path with the Object on Path Tool, Step by Step Video Guide

When you want an object or shape to have a custom flow or shape to it, then the Warp feature is for you. With the Object on Path tool there are a few different outcomes that one is able achieve, but using the warp option you able…

VinylCut 5 the Simplify Path Feature to Simplify a Vector Shape, Step by Step Video

Simplify Path is used to reduce the number of points required to represent a vector-encoded shape. The operation can be used on Line or shape path layers and removes nodes based upon a proximity value in each shape or lines node in…

VinylCut 5 Software Offset Path Shapes Inner or Outer Distance, Step by Step Video

Do you have vector shapes or cut-lines that are just too thin or thick in its overall size? Using the Offset Path Feature allows you to add a bit more body to that just to skinny cursive text, or remove some body from a shape or text…

VinylCut 5 Software the Split Paths Feature Making Cool Cut-Outs, Step by Step Video

Vinyl Cut 5 lets you create vector images by placing a series of path points on the mat to define a vector shape. When the path is closed, it becomes a shape, but VinylCut 5 also provides tools to break or split a path at any anchor…

VinylCut 5 Software Closing a Vector Path to Make a Shape, Step by Step Video Guide

Vector Paths in VinylCut 5 are open or closed, but how does one close a pre-existing open path. Open and closed paths differ in the following ways: An open path has endpoints. It has a point that it starts at and then one where it…

VinylCut 5 the Path Front Minus Back and Back Minus Front, Step by Step Video Guide

Removing path shapes from the fornt or back layer to make interesting border shapes and designs. This is a great way to first make a shape design that you would like to cut-out on a card or vinyl. With the option to choose ether the…