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The Two Most Used Graphic Types in Design, Using FlexiSTARTER 19 Software

Vector and Raster, most of what you see on the computer or print is one of these two. When to you use which? Vectors are a collection of straight or curved segments. These objects can be scaled to any size without losing detail or clarity.Raster…

How to Simplify a Vector Shape with the Simplify Path Feature in VinylCut 5

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…

Changing a Shapes Inner or Outer Distance with the Offset Path in VinylCut 5

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…

Making Cool Cut-Outs with the Split Paths Feature Using VinylCut 5 Software

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…

The Best Way to Close a Vector Path to Make a Shape in VinylCut 5 Software

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…

What is a Vector Path or Shape and Where to Find it in VinylCut 5 Software

In graphics design, a vector path is a drawn or generated outline that represents a series of smooth straight vector lines instead of raster dots or bitmap dots. Vector art is a technical term that refers to the use of mathematical…

What to Know About Importing SVG File Format Graphics in VinylCut 5 Software

Being able to import SVG file formats is a great feature if you making the designs in another program. Programs like Adobe Illustrator and InkScape are great at making vector graphics, so to have the import option you now able to…

The Ins and Outs on Importing PDF File Format Graphics in VinylCut 5 Software

With so many artist and companies using PDF's these days, being able to import them is a must. The great thing about transporting your designs as PDF's is that they support multiple pages, so no more need to import lots of graphic…

Good Things to Know About Exporting SVG File Format Graphics Using VinylCut 5

Being able to export SVG file formats is a great feature if you sending the designs in another cuter program from VinylCut 5. With this type of workflow you are now able to first get your graphics print and cut ready before exporting…

How to Locate and Navigate Vector Shapes in the Library Panel Using VinylCut 5

Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of points on a Cartesian plane, which are connected by lines and curves to form. VinylCut 5 comes with a number of varied premade vector shapes located in it's…