This is from the July 02, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Make the Cut version 4.6.1 is used for demos in this Webinar
You can find thread on the MTC Forum with questions addressed in this Webinar:
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:39 User asked how to create a pop-up card with two different items to pop-up, a banner and then wording. Bryan and Susan demonstrate how they would create this type of card (see question thread for photo and link)
00:39:30 Bryan demonstrates how to line up triangles to share a single diagonal cutting line (user wanted to be able to cut paper triangles for making paper beads)
00:55:10 User wanted to know how to create names for water bottle name tags so that the names are all the same size. Bryan demos how to do using the perspective warp (auto 4-point warp)
01:01:44 Bryan skips the question for setting up the coloring page image for cutting in vinyl until later in Webinar when there is a similar type question regarding creating a rhinestone file (See timestamp 01:10:18)
01:02:24 Bryan demonstrates how to take an image that has “interior white space” and set it up so that it cuts out the interior white space in addition to the outline of the object (user wanted to do as a print and cut)
01:10:18 Bryan quickly demonstrates how to take a rose image and create the different layers for creating a paper piecing, splitting them and then moving the same color pieces to their own layers (He does quickly because he covered doing this in detail in the 06/25/13 Webinar). He then discusses how to use the image for cutting out in vinyl with registration marks to help align the vinyl layers. He discusses couple of “theories” on placement and use of registration marks and explains his method of doing so and why.
01:22:28 Bryan explains difference between the use of “split” and “break” when trying to break up an image into different shapes or colors
01:26:45 Bryan then takes the same rose image from above and creates a layered rhinestone image from it and then shows how to use registration marks with it for placement
01:39:00 Bryan discusses whether you can remove a “watermark” from an image. He says the answer is “it depends.” It depends on the image and what you want to do with it. If trying to use the image for a “print and cut” then no you cannot with MTC, you would have to do that in a raster image type program. If wanting to create for a stencil or a paper piecing it may be possible depending upon the image and the watermark. Bryan reviews some different options and methods.
01:48:52 Bryan addresses a question regarding “sketching” with a cutting machine (user asking question has a Cameo). He reviews trying to use the “thin paths” option in MTC and explains why it might not turn out exactly like you want. He notes that what “thin path” does is try to take a closed shape and make it into an “open shape.” This is not usually what you want “visually.” He then looks at other options to try.
02:01:36 User was trying to re-register their copy of MTC, was trying to copy and paste the registration number but couldn’t do so. Bryan asked if she was on a Mac, she was. He said some Mac users have trouble doing a copy and paste. You can hand type the number in, just make sure you have the number correctly (like 0 versus O, etc.)
02:04:40 Bryan explains how to turn on or off “Auto Saving” settings. You can also setup how many backups to save and how often as well as where to save them.
02:06:12 Bryan explains how to find out what version of MTC you are running and whether or not your version is “registered” on your computer