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

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Understanding how to add and manipulate text is a very important part of using Sure Cuts A Lot 2. Mastering these concepts will give you a great deal of control when it comes to creating captions and/or custom shapes resulting in a more efficient and fun Sure Cuts A Lot 2 experience!

In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Selecting Fonts / Type Tool
  • Adding Text to the Mat
  • Moving and Resizing Type
  • Using Shift

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Software Preferences - Video Tutorial

Learning how to properly set the preferences in Sure Cuts A Lot 2 will help you create a more efficient crafting experience. From keeping up to date on the latest version of Sure Cuts A Lot to setting your cut speed, the preferences menu is a must-know for any serious Sure Cuts A Lot 2 user!

In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • SVG DPI (72 Illustrator and 90

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Welding 101 - Video Tutorial

Welding is a great way to combine text, library shapes and SVG files into seamless objects that cut as one piece! Unlike the Path / Union feature, welding allows you to create seamless objects while maintaining the properties and characteristics of the individual elements that make up the final product!

In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Adding type to the mat using Type Tool
  • Using the Keep

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Software Installation - Video Tutorial

Before you can use your Sure Cuts A Lot software, you'll need to install it. The process is very simple, but we decided to document it just in case. Once the software is installed, be sure to check out the Activation videos!

In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Install Sure Cuts A Lot 2 using the CD-ROM and the Digital Download

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - SCAL Lib It Up 2 And SCAL Libraries - Video Tutorial

SCAL Lib It Up 2 allows you to create custom libraries for use in Sure Cuts A Lot 2. A library is a collection of SVG files that is accessible under the Shape Library window in Sure Cuts A Lot 2. You can download SCAL Lib It Up 2 from CraftEdge.com by clicking here!

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Path Menu - Video Tutorial

The Path menu in Sure Cuts A Lot 2 is very powerful if used correctly. Learning how to use the path menu will open up a world of possibility with the SVG files and fonts you already have in your collection! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Union Feature
  • Copy and Paste
  • Weld vs Path Menu Union
  • Selecting Multiple Elements
  • Union Feature With Text
  • Intersection Feature
  • Exclude Feature
  • Excluding Text From Shapes
  • Front Minus Back / Back Minus

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

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

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - SVG Preview Feature - Personal Library

Did you know that Sure Cuts A Lot has a built in way to organize and preview SVG files? No more wondering what SVG file you are trying to open and no more relying on 3rd party software to generate SVG thumbnails! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

Note: Make sure you are running Sure Cuts A Lot version 2.012 or later. Not yet available for MacOS.

  • How

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Fonts 101 Video Tutorial

Sure Cuts A Lot gives you the ability to cut thousands of fonts with your cutting machine. Knowing how to download and install fonts is a necessary skill that will help you expand Sure Cuts A Lot's font list! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • How to access currently installed fonts
  • Downloading fonts from the Internet
  • Choosing optimal fonts for Sure Cuts A Lot
  • Working with new fonts in ZIP format (Unzipping ZIP

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Basic Text and Shapes Video Tutorial

Understanding how to add type and shapes to your mat is one of the fundamentals of Sure Cuts a Lot. Understanding how to manipulate them is equally as important. In this video you'll learn about:

  • Adding Text (Type Tool)
  • Dragging Shapes (Rotate, Stretch, Move)
  • Modifying Text (Bold, Italic, Size, Width, Tracking, Vertical Offset, Rotation)
  • Modifying Text (Horizontal Align, Vertical Align)
  • Font Table
  • Shapes Library (Adding Library Elements)
  • Grouping
  • Preview Button

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