VinylCut 5 Change Your Mat Size (Cutting Area) and Orientation, Step by Step Video Guide

vinylcut mat size orientation

Being able to set the size and change the orientation the mat is used for making accurate final designs.

Setting the size allows you to work from small design to large ones, and orientating your mat by setting it to landscape or portrait will help you get the most cut space from the mat.

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Hi there, guys. Today in vinyl cut, we'll be looking at how to say the custom made size and also how to set the orientation from portrait to landscape, how they will affect your final designs. Cut out. Today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za. That's the, uh softwaretraining.co.za website has lots of videos about how to solve specific software problems in real use cases. New videos uploaded daily. Okay, now, once we're in final cut, let's start by saying the mat size default we can see here the matte is 12 inches by 12 inches. Yeah, the ruler, but for the sake of this video, I'll just be setting mine two centimetres. So in order to do this, we go to our document icon here on the right panel by the properties. Then we go to units, and we just said this from inches to centimetres. Next up, we can look at what the default canvas sizes that come with the matte sizes. We've got 12 by 12 and 12 24 inches. Click that you can see the change of the actual dimensions. Let's go back to 12 12, and then, if you want something custom like, let's say your design requires something very specific. You can go to custom size and then on the year with and height. So let's set this two centimetres as well. Let's say we'll make this 10 10. Then if we click OK, we'll see that camera size changes now. Obviously you'll have to reschedule. Your graphics had to fit accordingly. Let's just say this back to you. That and then let's say you want to make a preset that you can just select from here. If it's something you use a lot, so once again we'll go here too. Custom scale our size. And then we set those two centimetres 10. 10 and then you can stay safe preset. Put in a name here 10 by 10. We gonna see em centimetres. Okay, Now, if you go to your custom mat size again now you will find that preset here under the options so you can switch to your default. And then let's switch here to 10 by 10 and then next up. Let's look at the orientation. Now. This can get a bit confusing, so I'll be running through a preview of the colour as well. Just get your head around what's happening here. But then let's just set the math size to something that makes sense so we can see the orientation different. So we go 12 to 24 inches, and then we go here to orientation from portrait to landscape. And also do you want to adjust the objects to match the new orientation? Let's just say yes. So this is all the graphics it will fit towards new orientation. And then you will notice. Here we've got a little arrow, and this indicates which way the paper will be going when it cuts, so you can kind of have a mental reference of where the colour could be. We set this back to orientation, back to portrait. We'll see now the errors on top here. So it's kind of your only real reference to know where is what in the orientation settings. Next up, let's look at the cutter preview so we can get an idea of, uh, where the cut is going to be and so forth. So now if we go to something like 12 or 12 inches, you can get a bit confusing, too. Where your design located to the colour So then, um, just said a generic Araya. Now, when we go to the cutter, we'll give you this, uh, option where you can actually see where you're cutting machine is going to be in reference to the design. So the paper will get fed in from this side towards the arrow year and then So if we now just cancel out this, that's the orientation to landscape, and we go back to cut it. Now you'll see your cutters on the right, going towards that era so you can always as a quick reference, just got your culture and see to to make more sense, but also good practises. You can just let's say, most of your designs is going to be cutting in this orientation like, let's say, landscape. Then you put your cover in front of your machine or your computer in a similar orientation. So you always know if it looks right on your computer when you print it out or cut it out, it's gonna be the same with your machine. That is one option. One way one can do that. Wow, thank you guys for watching this video for more videos like this because it' softwaretraining.co.za c o dot z a. All right. You can easily navigate by software named version and select the topic. You would like to watch you search the challenge you're facing. If you do not find the answers you're looking for, you can also submit a request here so we can make the video for you until next time. Cheers.

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