Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Working With Layers - Video Tutorial

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Learning how to work with Layers in Sure Cuts A Lot 2 is important and will allow you to have a higher level of control over your creativity. Start looking at Sure Cuts A Lot as a canvas rather then a cutting mat! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Locating the Layers panel
  • Hide / Show layer
  • Lock / Unlock layer
  • Assigning outline color for each layer
  • Naming layers
  • Creating a scrapbook layout using layers
  • SVG files and layers
  • Importing SVG files
  • Sizing SVG files using Keep Proportions
  • Creating Layer Folders
  • Showing / Minimizing Layer Folders
  • Moving layers
  • Flipping Elements (Mirroring)

Use Your Mat As A Canvas For Creativity!

Part 1

Part 2

19 Responses to “Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Working With Layers - Video Tutorial”

  1. Coakley May 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    LOVE IT! Every video I watch confirms the right purchase choice for SCAL 2. Great job as always. Thanks.

  2. Yolunda Jones May 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    Thanks so much!!! Very helpful…

  3. becky May 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    I love the help videos. i am fairly new to SCAL and I have learned so much. Infact I have had so much fun with the program that I talked a friend into buying it today. YEAH. Thanks a bunch

  4. Sharon May 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    That was really informative! I might learn how to use this gizmo yet! LOL Thanks for all your tutorials!

  5. Rickey May 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Right on the money! That was great — so informative. I haven’t tried to use this technique yet, (layers button) but when I do I’m sure with this video’s help I should be good to go. Please don’t stop making the videos — they teach us so much. Thanks again.

  6. Xochitl May 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Another wonderful tutorial, thanks LEO!

  7. Carmen Lucero May 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Thanks so much Leo; You have saved me tons of frustration! I do arrange my files on the mat, but when it came to changing the colors and adding the layers, I was all thumbs! Now I can go try it and see if I have success.

    Your video was easy to follow and very informative. Thanks again!!

    Carmen L

    • leokowal May 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

      Thanks Carmen! Hugs :)

  8. Barbara Lindsey May 19, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Great job. Easy to understand.

  9. Anne May 20, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Brilliant tutorial Leo. Thanks

  10. Tna May 21, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    I only have SCAL1 with this tech work with the first program?

    • leokowal May 21, 2010 at 9:08 am #

      Hi there! Unfortunately, this is a feature of SCAL 2 only.

  11. Debbie Barba May 22, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Another GREAT tutorial Leo! Every Saturday morning I get up early and look forward to spending time with you on SVG! This one is especially good when you are trying to size shapes to fit together that are different colors and will be cut separately.
    Thanks so much!

  12. Cely May 27, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    Super, helpful tutorial. It really helped clear up some unanswered questions regarding layers. The tutorial will assist me in creating a project that I was unable to do in such an organized manner. These tutorials are so wonderful that I wish they are offered to us when the updates become available rather than later to really help us start using these great updates sooner. But, a little later is better than never and you do such a grand job with your tutorials.

  13. Allison Ellis June 5, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Great tutorial. Your site is my first choice for tutorials. Thank you

  14. Dawn June 24, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    I really enjoy the way you do your tutorials, you explain several ways to get to the final result which is beneficial. I tell everyone to go to your site so they can see exactly how easy SCAL is to use, however without you it may not be so easy, so thanks bunches.

  15. Lauren August 3, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Thanks so much for the great tutorial. Very easy to follow and understand.

  16. Theresa October 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    exactly what i wanted to know. Thanks

  17. Sharon Mobley January 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Another awesome video. This helped me with understanding the layers.