This is from the March 12, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Make the Cut version 4.5.2 is used in the demos done in this Webinar.
You can find the thread on the MTC Forum with the questions addressed in the Webinar here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/31429/march-12th-webinar-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:55 Bryan discusses “layout” of MTC from older versions to present version, 4.5.2; discusses places to look for short video “tutorials” and written tutorials; using the forum to search for or ask for help; MTC Updates category on the Forum; within MTC itself go to Help Menu and it will lead you to online manual (with links to other online videos) and other help sources; where to find recorded Webinars;
00:17:39 It is not possible to create a virtual mat within MTC using centimeters; you can however enter metric measurements in most of the “size” boxes and it will automatically convert to inches;
00:21:00 User had question regarding using font directly in MTC and it showing up “wavy” versus creating text outside the program and then doing pixel trace on it. Why would that be and how best to clean it up. Bryan and Andy note that MTC shows the font exactly like it was designed, so if it is showing wavy it is because the font is wavy. Unable to show because unsure of what font was being used, then shows why doing a pixel trace would bring it in less wavy .He will try to find out actual font and then review in a later Webinar.
00:34:36 User wanted to know how to “clean up” an image using the tracing technique that Andy demonstrated in the 3/5/12 MTC Webinar. Bryan shows an example of how he would trace something with curves. Learning “where” to place or break nodes is something you have to “learn” to “eyeball”. For other clean-up option Bryan discusses reducing the size down to 25% size wanted and then do an “auto-simplify” to smooth out lines and then increase back up to regular size.
00:51:40 Bryan shows how to get the “control” points to show on the mat when working with node editing. Outline needs to be turned on if object is not “selected”. Advanced option ---Nodes on Mat
00:58:48 “snapping nodes” to grid lines or not
01:02:06 Bryan reviews different “menu” options you get when you “right click” on something when node editing; choices you have depend upon what type of line you are working with (Bezier Curve versus regular straight segment)
01:28:10 Bryan reviews conical warp with side discussion on “kearning” and splitting text by glyphs or lines, etc. when first adding text; he shows a work around when trying to use with a more “round” object like a wine glass
01:59:44 Bryan wanted copy of file markusof (Jeff) was using in order to best answer his question on problem using the eraser tool (see 02:12:20 below)
02:00:22 user had embroidery image that she wants to import into MTC to create a rhinestone template for; she just wants the “outline” of the image; Bryan reviews different options to try to get end result
02:12:20 Returned to markusof’s (Jeff) question regarding trying to use inverse eraser and not getting result expected. File is in thread that Jeff pointed to here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/31415/bunny-with-bow#latest Bryan says inverse eraser works as designed, difference is that where it “worked,” the objects were already “joined” together and where it didn’t work is because the pieces were not “joined” together. Inverse eraser works on all layers that are visible