This is from the April 01, 2014 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut! and Popup Card Studio
Make the Cut version 4.6.1 & Popup Card Studio 1.0.1 is used in this Webinar. Each question notes if MTC or PCS is being discussed.
You can find thread on the MTC Forum with questions addressed in this Webinar: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/38180/april-1st-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:40 MTC: Bryan demonstrates several different techniques to use to bring a grouping of paper doll objects into MTC to do a pixel trace on and then break apart. See this thread for objects: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/38170/i-have-forgotten-or-maybe-i-cant.. (Note: objects shown in MTC are shown in “low resolution” to save on computer resources. It prints fine. Bryan also explains about this and how to turn it off or on in MTC.)
00:14:20 Bryan jumped down to a user’s question later in thread also related to the Paper Dolls and demonstrates how to break them up and take them to their own pages for doing a print and cut.
00:16:30 Bryan reviews again how he brought the paper doll images into MTC by doing a cut and paste through the clipboard, opening and pixel tracing in the file with texturize selected,
00:20:40 MTC: Bryan shows several different methods on how you could align “stitching holes” to a hexagon crocheted bowl pattern. Also see timestamp at 00:57:07.
00:55:53 Bryan explains why Pickles are “green” (April Fool’s!)
00:57:07 MTC: Bryan returns to the Hexagon crocheted basket pattern and shows how he would create the side pieces using basic shapes and node editing. Also see later timestamps at 01:07:07 and 01:08:37
01:05:38 MTC: Bryan demonstrates how to make an “egg” shape with MTC
01:07:07 MTC: Bryan returns to hexagon basket pattern to show how user created her original pattern shape for the sides
01:08:37 MTC: Julie then explains how she would create the petal side to the hexagon basket pattern.
01:11:09 PCS: Bryan demonstrates how he would create a “bowling lane” popup card as shown by a photo in the question thread. Homework assignment was to create your own version of the card. Also see the following thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/38224/pcs-bowl-me-over-prototype-pop-up-card#latest and SusanBlueRobot’s card here: susanbluerobot.com/2014/04/lets-go-bowling.html and her video on creating platform popups as shown in her bowling alley card here: vimeo.com/91109882
01:29:18 MTC: Follow-up question on Paper Dolls imported earlier and separating for print and cuts was answered already at timestamp of 00:14:20
01:29:26 PCS: There is no way to eliminate “artifacts” from the “virtual snapshot” image. Bryan discusses the issues in general with “artifacts” and why you might or might not want them to be cut out and removed
01:35:15 MTC: Julie demonstrates how she would create a “cloud book” with overlapping pages.
01:55:50 MTC: Bryan continues with the “cloud book” by showing how he would add the actual “cloud” images to the “clouds” by importing “texture.” He then shows adding a picture of a dog to the cloud and making it a lighter image similar to a “watermark” by changing the “color” on the texture. He then explains how this “fold over” method would make it difficult to do correctly with a “print and cut” image because the “texture” would not print on both sides. He then shows how he would incorporate the dog’s face so that it was the edge of the cloud.
02:15:57 MTC: Bryan quickly reviews the pixel trace feature and ensuring that you have “texturize path” checked to bring in the image and play with the “threshold” number to get the detail you want.