This is from the January 20, 2015 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut! and Popup Card Studio
Make the Cut version 4.6.1 & Popup Card Studio 1.1.0 are used in this Webinar. Each question notes if MTC or PCS is being discussed.
You can find the thread on the MTC Forum with questions addressed in this Webinar here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/40985/january-20th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:00 MTC: Bryan looks at how to use the Samantha Script font with its extra flourishes and swirls and how to “find” and “use” the “extras.” (Bryan doesn’t have Samantha but demos using Milkshake, a similar font with extra flourishes by same designer.) Make sure you check “show face” and “all Glyphs” in MTC under the font selections (just above the layers area). Scroll SLOWLY to see ALL the “extra” Glyphs. (Note: The “empty boxes” you may see as your scroll is normal.) Also see the 10/21/14 MTC Webinar at timestamp 00:42:40 where Julie reviews using the Samantha font. Also see additional MTC forum threads discussing this font and use: make-the-cut.com/search/?q=samantha+font and also:
lauraworthingtontype.com/2014/12/opentype-features/#more-3021, lauraworthingtontype.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Samantha_UsersGuide.pdf, and cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/more-on-samantha/
00:29:42 MTC: Bryan reviews using MTC to create overlapping and welded text inside a rectangular frame for a card front as discussed in this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/40986/are-there-any-files-like-this. The font site Bryan referenced was dafont.com (also see the timestamp at 02:06:45 where Bryan welds text to a tree)
00:51:12 PCS: Bryan looks at file provided by a user. User was trying to create a 180 degree pop-up. Bryan reviews the issues in creating that type of card and then how he would try to create what the user was asking for. Also see PCS Videos (033, 034, & 035) by SusanBlueRobot that deal with creating this type of card. You can find these through Susan’s blog: susanbluerobot.com/search?q=180+pop+up. Also see the MTC Webinar from March 25, 2014, at around the 00:29:55 timestamp found here: vimeo.com/90135763 where Bryan demonstrated how to create a 180 degree pop up card
01:15:15 MTC: User was trying to create 3D flowers from a pentagon shape and had questions on how best to do so. She had issues with trying to duplicate the shape to exact sizing and create score lines properly to create the flowers. Bryan shows how he would attempt to create a similar style file. He notes the pentagon shape in MTC’s “Basic Shapes” is not perfect. He shows how he first created a “perfect” pentagon to make sure that the sides all match correctly. He starts with a single line and uses the “rotate duplicate” tool to create the score lines. He then copies those lines and uses the node editing tools to create the pentagon. He then shows how to create additional smaller pentagons from that first one and how to rotate by specific amounts under the Advanced Tools. (Note: the technique and measurements Bryan uses works for the Pentagon shape. Other shapes will probably be different.)
02:00:10 MTC: Bryan than shows how to add the shape made to “Your Shapes” in MTC’s “Basic Shapes” for your use again later. Then he shows how to export the file created out to the MTC Gallery. (Bryan’s file he created was added to the Gallery as “Pentagon Flower” in the “Garden” category)
02:06:45 MTC: Bryan demonstrates taking a tree with “text” welded to the branches and removing the “text” to add new “text”. He shows 3 different ways to remove the existing text. He uses node editing tools and Boolean join. He then shows adding new text to a branch using “wrap object to path” after creating a “path” to follow and then welding it back to the tree. He also discusses the “auto simplify” tool. Also see the timestamp at 00:29:42 where Bryan welded text to a rectangular frame).