Learning Cricut Design Space 3 may seem a little confusing, but I’ve created some simple tutorials that will help guide you through different processes in this new(ish) program. In this tutorial, you will learn how to slice in Cricut Design Space 3.
The slice tool in Cricut Design Space is used to split two overlapping images, or text into different parts.With the slice tool you can:
- Cut out a shape from another shape/overlapping shapes from one another
- Cut text from a shape
The most confusing thing for people with the slice tool is that you must have TWO, and ONLY TWO layers selected. **You cannot slice grouped images.
Slicing Two Simple Shapes in with Cricut Design Space 3
First you’ll need to open Cricut Design Space and create a new project.
From here you will open the two objects you will be slicing. For this first example, I am using two simple shapes: a circle and a star. I have changed the colors of each so you can better see the process.
You will then overlap your two layers. I will be cutting s star from the center of the circle. When both layers are selected (by holding shift key), you will see that “Slice” appears as an option. **If you are unable to select “slice”, there is a problem with your layers. Remember, you can have two and only two layers selected to slice.
Once you slice your object, you will see that a new layer is created.
You can now separate your layers and see your new shapes/delete any unwanted shapes.
Slicing Text From A Shape In Cricut Design Space 3
First, create/open your shape and create your text. For this example I will be slicing the word “hello” from a circle.
You will then overlap your two layers, and select both (by holding the shift key). Remember, only two layers can be selected in order to slice, as shown below.
You will then select Slice, allowing you to separate your layers.
How To Split Letter In Cricut Design Space 3 » Split Level Monogram
First, you’ll need to add your letter using the text tool. I would suggest selecting a bold font. For this example, I’m using MOON GET!
You then need to select “Shapes”, then select square.
It should look like this,
Next, you will need to unlock the square by selecting the lock.
You will then change your dimensions to a width of 4, and a height of .075.
Duplicate the rectangle by selecting the rectangle and then “duplicate”
Now you’ll place one of your rectangles over the letter. This will determine the top half of your split level monogram. Selecting both the letter and your rectangle, select Align in the menu bar. Align your objects horizontally. Then select Weld.
Now take the other rectangle (I changed the color to pink so you could see what I was doing), and place it halfway over the first welded rectangle. Align it horizontally as well.
Next, unlock the pink rectangle, and drag it down over the bottom of the letter. Selecting everything, select slice.
Now delete everything except the bottom (black) layer. Slide the bottom half of the letter down.
Then finally, add your text & weld it all together!