We had been awaiting offset for so long. Although we’ve identified a few workarounds and other methods for achieving an offset appearance in our projects, this method is far more accessible.
First, ensure that Cricut Design Space is the most recent version available. If you still need help locating the Offset option in the top menu, check your options and ensure that the New canvas style rather than the Classic style has been selected.
- Let’s paint a word on our canvas. Instead of cutting out each letter individually, we need a shape that covers the whole dish and can be flattened with the text to create a sticker.
- Choose Offset from the top menu after choosing the word.
- The amount of the offset may now be increased as necessary. In addition, you may choose between rounded or squared corners. Tap Apply.
- As you can see, your design has these “holes” once the offset has been applied.
- If you like their appearance, you may retain them, but if you want to remove them, you can use Contour.
- Change the color of the background as desired.
- Choose Flatten once both layers have been selected. In the Layers Panel, the Flatten over option should now be there.
Certain Materials Lack a Quick Mode
- The Fast Mode option will be removed if you click Make It and choose certain materials. “Speed automatically adjusted for this material” is the actual text.
- Nonetheless, some resources are still accessible.
Projects have Received a Redesign
- In Design Space, projects may be grouped rather than just saved and searched. Choose the tasks you want to organize and click the Organize button.
- Click Next, followed by New Collection. Enter a name for your collection, then click Create.
- Your collections are now straightforward to find! Developing hundreds of new projects, as we do, will make it much easier to keep them organized and find them needed.
New Kernel Function
Cricut Design Space unveiled another fantastic new feature. You have had much experience with kerning typefaces. This involves shortening the spacing between the letters in cursive fonts and joining them together.
- Previously, this had to be done manually; however, when using a script font in Design Space, it is now automatically kerneled. Isn’t it marvelous? It is essential to know that they only sometimes use kern ideally, so you may need to make adjustments.
- It is also essential to realize that even if your font has already been kerned for you, you must still weld it.
- The letters are cut from a piece of metal that has been flawlessly welded together.
- When we entered this word into Design Space, it was too close together, so it automatically kerned it. Consider the shift from “e” to “a,” for example. This will need some manual adjustment. Note that this would have occurred if we had just welded the parts together due to their proximity. Sometimes, this happens with specific fonts. Press Undo, manually space the letters more apart and then solder again.