LEARN ALL THE WAYS TO USE THE OPERATION MENU IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE TO CHANGE LAYERS INTO DIFFERENT LINETYPES
I have been getting a lot of emails and comments on blog posts regarding changing cut lines to score lines or draw lines.
With a recent update, we are no longer able to preset score and draw lines for you in design vector software. So, a lot of my previous tutorials are missing this step in the instruction.
I thought I would make a quick Cricut 101 tutorial on how to use the operation menu to change layers to different linetypes for your reference.
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USING THE OPERATION MENU IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
The steps outlined below will apply to any of my projects. The basic concept should be the same for other design files you may use as well.
STEP 1 – UNGROUP THE DESIGN
After you upload your design into Cricut Design Space, you will need to ungroup the design by clicking UNGROUP in the LAYERS panel.
STEP 2 – CONVERT CUT LINE TO SCORE LINE
Let's start with the envelope as that is typically the layer located at the bottom of the LAYERS panel.
Find the envelope group. The top layer within that group are the score lines. Click that layer.
Under the OPERATION menu, select SCORE.
Now, highlight the group that the score line and cut layer are under. Then, click ATTACH in the LAYERS panel.
Repeat this step for any other card layers like the card base or inner card pieces.
STEP 3 – CONVERT CUT LINES INTO DRAW LINES
Find the text you want to convert located in the LAYERS panel.
Under the OPERATION menu, select PEN.
You can change the color of the pen as well as the pen type by clicking the outlined box next to the OPERATION drop down menu.
Now, highlight the group that the text and cut layer are under. Then, click ATTACH in the LAYERS panel.
A FEW MORE THINGS ABOUT THE OPERATION MENU
- This basic process can be used to convert cut lines into wavy and perforated cut lines, pen or draw lines, foil lines, score lines, deboss lines, engraved lines, and even print then cut layers.
- You will always need to attach your line to the card base in order for it to be made correctly.
- The operation menu used to be called LINETYPE.
- The PEN operation used to be called DRAW.
II hope you found this tutorial helpful! For more Cricut tips, check out the Cricut 101 section of the blog here.