This is from the June 10, 2014 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut! and Popup Card Studio
Make the Cut version 4.6.1 & Popup Card Studio 1.1.0 are used in this Webinar. Each question notes if MTC or PCS is being discussed.
You can find the thread on the MTC Forum with questions addressed in this Webinar here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/38934/june-10th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:52 MTC: Bryan first reviews the general “tiling” function.
00:05:05 He then demonstrates how to “tile” a regular shape (no texture or raster image) manually without using the tiling function.
00:13:00 He then shows how to manually tile a shape that has a raster image as texture using a fire truck image. (You must do it this way because the tiling function was not designed to work with shapes containing a raster image. The tiling function was meant for tiling vinyl for large wall graphics and was added before the texture feature was added to MTC.)
00:24:15 Bryan reviews a ? regarding why sometimes a pixel traced image can be layered or split and sometimes it says there is nothing to layer or split. He recommends 1st trying to layer, if that doesn’t work, try to split, and if that doesn’t work then try a break.
00:32:12 Bryan then looks at tiling the building image in this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/38914/tiler-troubles-moves-and-changes-cut-lines and shows how he would do the raster image in this file with additional cut lines for windows and doors
00:43:22 Bryan then looks at tiling a rectangular picture of Reagan
00:56:50 MTC: Julie demonstrates how to create an accordion card using several text styles and techniques with MTC. She shows working with text in general including resizing, re-spacing, welding, creating vertical text, welding text and then placing the text inside apertures (windows) in the card
01:51:00 MTC: Julie demonstrates importing a vector PDF file of a stellated-dodecahedron as found here: minieco.co.uk/great-stellated-dodecahedron/ and the template its self here: minieco.co.uk/images/jul12/stellated-dodecahedron-black.pdf She then shows how to then get the score lines separated from the base image so they can be used for scoring and folding.
02:11:00 Julie and Bryan discusses trying to create the shape needed using an inset shadow method. Decide this might not work.
02:15:50 Change over to SusanBlueRobot’s screen for her to demonstrate how she created the shape using the inset shadow. This will leave some extra lines that will then need to be deleted. (Note it needs to be mitered corners on the shadow and needs to be a larger number then .1 on the inset shadow.)
02:21:05 Bryan takes back the screen and reviews the original PDF file and shows how to interpret the “lines” to “see” where there will be “extra” lines and explains how he knew what should be cut lines versus fold lines. Julie then explains why if you are offered a vector PDF and an SVG file at a website, it is better to use the SVG file for use with a cutter.