Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How To Use an Uploaded Image With Cricut

Even though the Cricut Design Space has thousands of images, from time to time, you will want to use one of your own for a project. I recently made a rustic farmhouse style "home state" sign and needed an outline of the state of Virginia. Once I found a free image online, I had to figure out how to get it into the Cricut Design Space.

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

I have had my Cricut for over a year, but this was the first time I uploaded a saved image into the Design Space. I had previously only used other's free .svg files. It is not as hard as you might think!

Here is how you upload a .jpeg into Cricut Design Space:

Open up Design Space and click on New Project in the top right corner.

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Click on Upload and Browse in your files to find the .jpeg image.

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

At this point you have three options depending on how complex your image is: Simple, Moderately Complex, and Complex. Mine was just the outline of a state, so I selected Simple and Continue.

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Now, you can erase areas of the design you do not need if you wish. I simply clicked on the background (it will turn into a checkerboard pattern) to erase it, leaving the outline of the state.
Click Continue to proceed.

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space


Next you have the option to save as a Print then Cut Image or a Cut Image. I chose the latter, since I was going to cut the image out of vinyl. Name your image and Save it.

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Now you can select your uploaded image to import into Design Space. Now you can size it and add text or other elements as needed!

Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space


Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

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Learn how to upload a .jpeg image into Cricut Design Space

Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Program and may receive supplies to complete my projects, but all thoughts are 100% my own. I love my Cricut and am excited to share my projects with you!

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