This is from the November 06, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Note: Original MTC Forum Thread with ?s for 11/06/12 Webinar can be found here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28421/november-6th-webinar-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have.
Also Note: these questions are not taken in order as normally done due to time constraints on some of the presenters this week.)
00:01:30 Julie addresses several ?s from the forum and users regarding lag time and their computer slowing down when trying to work with different images and textures in MTC. Julie gives ideas on how to improve. She uses the scroll frame from the Webinar Thread to show different ways to bring in a file. (See also this same Webinar at Timestamp 00:58:45 where Bryan discusses other options also available for bringing in bigger files.)
00:12:28 Julie demonstrates how to import an image from a dingbat font (she shows how to temporarily install the dingbat font it into MTC for a one time session or how to permanently install it in MTC without installing it in your computer fonts folder). She demonstrates how to break the image up so that you can make it into a colored paper piecing for cutting of the individual parts (you can also use it for a “print and cut” if desired)
00:23:50 Julie gives a demo on creating a corner bookmark using basic shapes in MTC (this demo uses various tools and features found in MTC) and ? on how to save shapes you create to “Your Shapes” within MTC for easy access later
00:50:43 ? on how to create your own OPF (Open Path Fonts). Bryan suggested that for users interested in creating and using their own Fonts that they first review the 06/26/12 Webinar found here: vimeo.com/45414631 @ timestamp 01:16:43 on how to create a ttf or an opf font from Single Line Alphabet Characters along with other links provided there. Also see the 08/28/12 Webinar found here: vimeo.com/48484658 @ timestamp 01:04:28 Making a TrueType Font using CorelDraw and additional links provided there. Once users have reviewed those prior tutorials let Bryan know if you have additional ?s or follow-up you would like to have addressed either by email or via a Webinar.
Please Note: There are 5 OPF available for free download in this thread on the MTC forum: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/21137/holy-moly-make-the-cut-4-1-0-zing-plug-in-1-1-0-silhouette-plug-in-2-0-1-mac-version/p1
Also, Lettering Delights has “Thin Fonts” which are OPF files (You get both OPF and TTF fonts when you purchase these from Lettering Delights). These can be found here: letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=thin+fonts (note: these can be purchased in bundled sets at LD or now you can buy individually as needed.)
Finally, a new source called “onelinefonts” has also been noted (and checked out by Andy to work with MTC) as discussed in this thread here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28108/more-opf-fonts-for-make-the-cut-users-provided-by-onelinefonts-com.
Also see SusanBlueRobot’s blog for information and a link to an OPF font Susan created for use in MTC for creating Incire or “Tuck and Fold” designs. It can be found here: susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2012/06/lattice-fold-and-tuck-lesson-with-open.html
00:58:45 Bryan discusses other options on getting big files into MTC by resizing it in various ways to take up less memory and computer resources. He notes PNG files are good to use because they have a “transparent” background as opposed to a “white” background
01:07:45 Susan gives a demonstration for creating a “word pop-up card” (which should answer several of the other ?s from the thread). See also the 10/30/12 Webinar found here: vimeo.com/52938108 at the 00:59:45 timestamp)
01:23:00 Bryan reviews ? user had about where questions are seen and posted in a live MTC Webinar and also shows how to raise or lower your hand along with other areas of a live Webinar screen
01:28:25 Bryan returns to Peggy’s ? regarding creating dotted or dashed lines. He discusses the different kinds of “score lines” people create and why. He then shows a work around for grouping lines together without having the line types changed (note: this workaround requires the use of Inkscape which is a free program and can be found and downloaded from here: inkscape.org/download/
01:47:14 ? asked during Webinar – User was trying to create a “seating chart” that she could “print and cut”. She wanted to have the background “white” but to show or print the “outline” shapes. Bryan reviews what the user is trying to do and different ways to try and to achieve it. (NOTE: if you want black “outline” of shape to show for printing. Use contrast mat and make sure under print options in MTC you have selected for it to print the outlines.)