This is from the March 19, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Make the Cut version 4.5.2 is used for 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/31562/march-19th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:43 User wanted to know how to keep an image’s “texture” so that it could be seen when doing “node editing”. Bryan explains why an image loses its texture and demonstrates some ways to work around it
00:12:06 Bryan explains how to do inverse %s and other options for inputting measurements; default measurement used is inches but can enter sizes in mm or cm (in height and width sizing boxes but not always in other places); use “r” after number reduces; hard fractions can also be used (i.e. 1 3/5)
00:22:18 Bryan reviews creating “custom settings” for various things in MTC including mat size, color, caret size, etc. as well as placement of toolbars and how to “fix” if they have disappeared from your screen. (Note: Your “default” settings will not be there if you open someone else’s file. Also updating to a new version of MTC will no longer have your “default” settings.)
00:29:30 Saving “custom mats” before updating to a newer version of MTC; Andy says problem of not saving “custom mats” seem to only occur with people running 2 different versions of MTC on the same computer (he explains why)
00:32:51 User wanted to know how to create a napkin ring as shown; Also see original thread on the forum regarding how to create this napkin ring: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/29570/i-would-like-to-know-how-to-make-this-napkin-ring-resolved
00:48:11 User wanted to know how to change the size of a scalloped rectangle without distorting the overall shape of the scallops; Bryan explains issue and there is no way to easily resize without distorting
01:01:17 Bryan demonstrates how to create a scalloped oval & issues resizing
01:02:58 Creating a “nestie” shape from the scalloped oval by creating inset shadows (NOTE: creating “nested” shapes tool was added to MTC 4.6 after this Webinar; MTC 4.6 was released 3/23/13)
01:07:35 Bryan explains what “flatten path” does; he also explains the two types of line segments you have: a flat segment or a “Bezier curve” segment