Design Space for PC/Mac

Updated 8/23/17
The Cricut Design Space for PC/Mac User Manual is available as a downloadable PDF for easy printing. The User Manual can be downloaded by sections individually.

1. Reference Guide and Glossary
A. Reference Guide and Glossary

2. Design Space Menu Navigation
A. Overview

3. Ready To Make™ Projects
A. Ready To Make™ projects overview
B. Creating a Ready To Make™ Project
C. Customizing a Ready To Make project

4. Projects
A. Starting a new project
B. Saving a project
C. Accessing saved projects
D. Sharing your projects

5. Canvas Overview
A. Overview

6. Under construction

7. Inserting images from the image library
A. Insert image overview
B. Inserting an image
C. Searching for images
D. Searching with filters
E. Browsing images by category
F. How to browse and search for cartridges
G. Searching for cartridges with filters
H. Inserting basic shapes

8. Selecting images
A. Selecting a single image
B. Selecting multiple images
C. Image bounding box

9. Edit tool bar
A. Edit (Cut, Copy, Paste)
B. Image alignment
C. Distribute images evenly
D. Arrange
E. Flipping or Mirroring an image
F. Sizing an image
G. Rotating an image
H. Position

10. Working with text
A. Adding text
B. Text tool bar overview
C. Selecting a font
D. Text alignment
E. Text sizing
F. Text spacing
G. Ungroup to layers
H. Ungroup to letters
I. Ungroup to lines
J. Working with multiple lines of text
K. Writing on your project

11. Inserting basic shapes
A. Inserting basic shapes

12. Layers Panel Overview
A. Group and ungrouping
B. Duplicate
C. Delete
D. Changing image contour
E. Slicing images
F. Welding images
G. Welding text
H. Attaching to hold cut placement
I. Attaching to place writing or score
J. Flatten to print
K. Hiding an image layer so it doesn't cut
L. Selecting a line type
M. Arranging image order

13. Working with color
A. Color Sync panel
B. Changing color for cutting images
C. Changing color for images with a print line type
D. Selecting pen color

14. Using your own images
A. Upload image overview
B. Preparing artwork from Photoshop
C. Preparing to upload artwork from Illustrator
D. Preparing to upload artwork from CorelDRAW
E. Uploading images (.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .svg, .dxf files)
F. Uploading pattern fills
G. Changing an uploaded image into a cut image
H. Working with uploaded photos

15. Print then Cut
A. Print then cut overview
B. Changing a standard image into a printable
C. Inserting a printable image
D. Separating printable image layers
E. Change printable layers to a solid color
F. Applying a pattern to an image layer
G. Applying a pattern to text
H. Browsing patterns
I. Editing pattern fills
J. Matching Color with Printable Images
K. Combining standard and printable images
L. Final steps to printing and cutting your project
M. Image bleed
N. Troubleshooting Print then Cut

16. Mat preview
A. Mat preview overview
B. Mirroring images for iron-on
C. Selecting a material size

17. Cutting projects
A. Set, Load, Go
B. Cutting the mat of choice
C. Edit mat
D. Managing custom materials

18. Purchasing images
A. Purchasing images and patterns from the mat preview
B. Purchasing images from the Cricut Image Library
C. Purchasing patterns from the Cricut Image library