Sure Cuts a Lot Week 3: SVGs & JPEGs

Are you loving your SCAL??? It’s amazing what it can do! Did you miss the last 2 weeks?
Last week we learned about all of the awesome Objects & Shapes Sure Cuts a Lot comes with. Today we’re going to learn how to use SCAL to cut ANYTHING you want:)
Let’s start with SVG’s
SVG {scalable vector graphics} is an image file that can be made as big or as small as you want without getting that fuzzy “pixalated” look. This is the ideal file type to work with in SCAL.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Find a file to work with. Some great FREE resources are:
2. Download and save the file. I made a folder just for SCAL, so I know where to find them
3. Open up SCAL and click on the SVG button

4. Have fun:)
What if you can’t find a good SVG?
You can use a JPEG:)
1. Find a file to work with- you’ll want something that is a fairly basic shape. I find it’s easiest to search for a “silhouette” or clip art. ***Make sure the image you choose isn’t copyrighted!
2. Save the file
3. Click on Trace Image in SCAL. It will give you a preview of what your image will look like once it’s converted- you might need to smooth some edges to get it to look good. 
Enjoy! Next week will be last post in the series- now we’ll all be SCAL masters:)

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