In this tutorial, I walk you through step by step in Making JPG Files into Cut Files in Cricut Design Space. I hope you find this helpful when using your Cricut machine to edit JPG files.
Can my Cricut use JPG files?
Yes! Cricut Design Space has a handy method to take your JPG (JPEG) files and convert them to a cut file right inside the program. You can also use this technique to convert other files like GIF, PDF, PNG, and more using Cricut Design Space software.
Step 1: Open Cricut Design Space
How to upload a JPG to Cricut?
You might be asking yourself “how in the heck can I upload a jpg file to use with my Cricut machine?” It’s easy! To start, open Cricut Design Space and open a new project. Then click on “Upload Images.”
Step 2: Add Your Image File
Then Click “Upload Image”
Next Click “Browse”
Choose the JPEG file you want to use for your cut image, from your computer or device.
Step 3: Convert the Image in Cricut Design Space
When it’s uploaded to Cricut Design Space, click on “Simple Image” if it’s a simple image like the one I’ve uploaded here, and then Click “Continue”.
If it’s more complicated simply click on the appropriate complexity of the image you are working with.
Step 4: Remove the White Space from your JPG File
Next choose the “Select and Erase” icon that looks like a wand.
Then drag your mouse into the white space of your image until the cursor turns into a cross beam, and simply click in the white space.
The background will turn a checkered blue and white indicating it’s now transparent.
Once your JPG image is ready as a transparent graphic you can click “Continue”.
Step 5: Save Your JPG Graphic as a “Cut Image”
Next click on “Save as a Cut Image”, and then click “Save”.
Step 6: Insert the Cut Image
Choose the saved cut image file and then click “Insert Images”.
The cut JPG image is ready to be resized to fit whatever measurements desired. It’s now essentially a JPG transformed into a vector graphic.
Step 7: Make your Cricut Project
Click “Make It” when ready to cut.
Cricut Design Space will continue giving directions until your cut project is complete.
I hope this tutorial on Making JPEG Files into Cut Files in Cricut Design Space is helpful. Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or hints for our fellow crafters.