This is from the March 24, 2015 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut! and Popup Card Studio
Make the Cut version 4.6.2 & 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/41443/march-24th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:38 PCS: User wanted to know how to recreate a design similar to Paul Jackson’s “Design 2” in his book “The Pop Up Book.” The design has two interlocking or slotted hearts in the middle of the card. Bryan shows how he would use PCS to create a similar design. He uses the “crop and flip” method (hold control key down while you click and drag) added in version 1.1.0) also see: Prior MTC/PCS Webinar around the time version 1.1 was released. Author’s website: origami-artist.com/publications.htm and link to book on Amazon: amazon.com/The-Pop-Up-Book-Step-Step/dp/0805028846
00:17:30 MTC: Bryan offers suggestions on things to check for a user who was not getting clean cuts on vinyl when cutting on a Zing (tips and suggestions work on matter the cutter in general)
00:21:40 MTC: User was trying to take an embroidery file image into MTC using pixel trace so she could create a file she could print out, hand color, and then cut out. Bryan reviews how he would do that. Note: User noted she was not getting inside of lines – make sure you have both fill and outline showing under the main settings of MTC under the Virtual mat.
00:27:00 MTC on a Mac – printing problems – user can see the objects in print preview but it will not print physical copy to the printer. Bryan reviews some things to check but notes this has been a problem for a few Mac users and it appears that it may be related to something with the printers themselves (most with issues seem to have either a Kodak or a Cannon printer). One possible work around is to print to a PDF file and then print the PDF file from another program
00:35:28 MTC: Julie gives a demo on how to create an exploding handbag from a tutorial provided by Liz Walker on Splitcoaststampers and found here: splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/explodinghandbag/ (Also see Julie’s personal site here: veritycards.blogspot.co.uk)
Julie uses various basic shapes and tools from within MTC to recreate the cutting file to cut with cutter rather than by hand
00:47:45 MTC: New Users – Where to find help, MTC manual, written tutorials, videos, etc.; From within MTC: Help menu – link to manual (says Zing cutter but after 1st two chapters it is all MTC no matter the cutter) – it also has links to videos on different topics from within the manual; Additional sources: written tutorials that create actual projects can be found on the MTC_Tuts Yahoo group (must join first but free to do so): groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MTC_Tuts/info
Julie’s Youtube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCHogCiW9i4ISUqrP7O5DxoQ
ScrappyDew.com MTC Classroom with written and video help: scrappydewmembers.com/mtcclassroom/; SandyMcC’s MTC help: iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/; and SusanBlueRobot’s blog: susanbluerobot.com (look to far right side column for links to MTC help and tutorials and to the far left for PCS help and tutorials); also see all the past recorded MTC weekly webinars found via the forum here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/17938/webinar-recordings-on-vimeo-updated-05-02-2015 (Scroll to top of thread for most recent recordings)
01:00:35 MTC: Engraving on metal – brief discussion with Bryan and Julie
01:06:30 MTC: Trying to find extra characters and letters in a font that might not be easily seen in the “text and fonts area” under the main area of MTC on the right. Make sure that you have “All Glyphs” selected and then scroll slowly and watch carefully. To see the font as it actually looks: make sure you have “show face” checked there as well
01:25:10 MTC: Bryan reviews how to do multi-color cutting using layers (for example, design that is 3 color HTV vinyl.) You can also put different colors of paper or vinyl in different areas of your mat and then move the parts and pieces that you need to cut from that color onto those areas of the mat) before sending to cut. Wouldn’t work with using a pen rather than a blade.)