This is from the June 05, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:45 Where to find “Your Shapes saved in MTC Basic Shapes (HelpAdvancedBackup & Restore Your Shapes (Besides Basic Shapes it backs up list of Perm. Fonts installed, custom mats, presets for conical wrap and Bezier warp)
00:05:55 Is Inkscape needed to do a “Print and Cut” from MTC? No, Bryan discusses why and explains that not all “SVG files” are created properly. Bryan then demonstrates how to take a raster image into MTC 3 ways: (1) copy and paste to clipboard and then into MTC; (2) pixel trace from a saved file; (3) “screen capture” of an image.
00:10:45 Bryan demonstrates how to resize an image with a “texture” (press and hold the shift key while dragging the sizing arrows) while demonstrating the pixel tracing features
00:19:35 Bryan demos several ways to create a stencil image on a card edge in the corner or on the side of your card
00:21:35 1st stencil edge card method using a Hibiscus flower based on method posted on the MTC forum by Liz_A and found here
00:29:45 2nd stencil edge card method using a humming bird – when object doesn’t have a “smooth” outline shape – using node editing tools
00:40:40 3rd stencil edge card method using a pineapple image and placing it on the side of the card as opposed to the corner
00:49:00 Bryan explains why a “stencil” style image works best for this
00:52:40 Bryan assigned “homework” for people to use these methods to create their own version of stencil edge cards and to then share them on the MTC forum. You can see some of them here:
forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25231/challenged-from-tuesdays-webinar-stencil-cut-card#latest. Also see Julie’s printable tutorial called III.33_MakeACardWithAStencilEdgeDesign.pdf shared at the MTC_Tuts Yahoo Group here: groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/03_Intermediate_Lessons/. This tutorial is based on another option covered after the recording was stopped.
00:53:20 SVG Files created in Inkscape .47 or higher not importing correctly into MTC. Bryan reviews several things to do in Inkscape to fix the problem either when creating a file or when have a file already created by someone else.
00:59:?? Bryan discusses how to have colors remain in an inkscape svg file when brought into MTC
01:03:00 Bryan shows how to fix the Disney SVG files from reddyrd5.blogspot.com (See also follow-up ? later @ 01:45:30 regarding trouble downloading the files in general)
01:10:50 Follow-up ?s on SVG importing issues and DPIs to use depending upon what program was used to create the file
01:26:46 Tractor image used to review important things to consider when looking for an image to do a pixel trace of (note: not all images are suitable for tracing)
01:39:50 Discussion and demonstration of trying to use the Node Editing tools to do a manual trace of a poor image (See also 5/22/12 MTC Webinar Demo by Andy on doing a manual trace @ the 01:33:25 timestamp)
01:45:30 Follow-up ? on Reddy’s Disney SVG Files – Best way to download the files
01:50:20 Brief discussion of user getting an error message that machine is out of date with MTC. Bryan discusses need for more information to best help users with problems. Suggests researching forum 1st and then if can’t find to post a thread so users who have similar machines can help out