This is from the February 21, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:00 Demonstration of how to create “photomat tabs” (simple half circle tabl and 4 leave clover demonstrated by Bryan)
00:15:12 Using SusanBlueRobot’s Lattice Fonts to create photomat tabs (find Susan’s Lattice Fonts to download here: susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2008/04/lattice-work-number-1-font-and-pattern.html)
00:25:00 User having trouble with Sound during the LIVE Webinar go to here to look for help: gotomeeting.com/fec/webinar/webinar_support (Note: If you can’t hear but others can, there has to be a problem with your system that you will need to resolve)
00:27:30 “Pixel Trace by Color” into separate layers (crawfish example)
00:39:00 Taking crawfish design and turning it into rhinestone pattern
00:41:45 Can you use 2 different tracing methods on same picture? (Short answer is yes – Bryan demonstrates how)
00:43:30 Is Pixel Tracing by Color good choice for Lettering Delights images? (Better to use Trace by Alpha)
00:44:00 Pixel Tracing by Alpha option (only available when not grayed out, not all images will let you use this option, usually needs to be png file with transparent background)
00:48:30 How to get just the “outline” of the crawfish image used earlier to do a “print and cut” of the image
01:02:15 Working with Layers and Pages and their options and features
01:20:00 Importing SVG and EPS Files and why they come in different sizes and how to fix
(Note: Inkscape and MTC svg files use actual of 90 DPI; Illustrator, Lettering Delights, and SCAL svg files use 72 DPI; Silhouette SD Software export (only a version or two will do this!) needs to use about a 26/27 actual DPI; Corel Draw 5.0 and later use actual of 1 DPI; 1 other option to try is use actual 300 DPI, seldom see this however). General Rule of thumb in importing and using actual DPI: if you bring in object and it looks TOO BIG try a bigger use actual DPI # and if it looks TOO SMALL try using a smaller actual DPI #.
01:34:20 Creating a Horseshoe in MTC without doing a pixel trace of an image (Bryan demonstrates creating one using the Bezier Tool)
01:43:10 Follow-up question on right and left clicking with the Bezier Tool
01:50:25 Rhinestones – User wants to take a preexisting rhinestone pattern and resize the stones used to use bigger rhinestones but keep the same basic size and shape of the original design (Note: the original image used to create the first rhinestone pattern is not available for use). Short answer – Not easily done. Bryan demonstrates a couple of ways to try and do this but not simple work. NOTE: If you are creating your own rhinestone patterns, recommend saving the original shape you start with somewhere in your file on its own layer or page in case you want to redo using different size stones at a later time!)
02:12:00 Creating a “Frame” around a “puzzle” created with MTC Jigsaw puzzle generator tool (Note: This is not available in early versions of MTC. You find it on your computer inside the MTC Folder). See also Jin’s thread on the MTC Forum on using the puzzle generator to create a heart shaped puzzle found here:
02:18:30 difference in using the join with “the closest node” and the join with “the closest node with a line”.