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It’s here. I’ve done it. So many of you have asked me for this tutorial and I am so excited to tell you that IT'S DONE!! :-D
Thank you everyone for your patience. This is my very first video tutorial and it was truly a learning experience. For all of you who have ever made one of these, I applaud you.
This video tutorial will show you how I convert the whale from Lettering Delights' Seven Seas graphic set into a Make-The-Cut file. I used Adobe Photoshop CS3 in this tutorial but I understand that the same tools that I used in PS is also available in Photoshop Elements so if you only have PSE, you should still be able to do the same conversion.
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Video Tutorial: 10 Steps to Convert a Lettering Delights Image into a MTC file
I know that this video tutorial could use a little more polishing and I realized that it might be a little too fast. If you miss a step, press the Pause button on your video player or refer to these instructions that I have written out here for your reference:
Step 1: Prepare your tool.
Select Magic Wand. Set Tolerance to 50.
Step 2: Open Lettering Delights file.
Step 3: Create the layers.
Select Blue Polka Dot layer and right-click to Layer via Copy.
Step 4: Increase Canvas Size
Select Image>Canvas Size and set height to 20.
Step 5: Hold down the CTRL key and the left mouse button to separate the layers.
Step 6: Make the image black and white. Select Image>Mode>Grayscale
Step 7: Sharpen the image with the Brightness/Contrast feature.
Set Brightness to -150 and Contrast to 100
Repeat Step 7.
Step 8: Save your converted image. This graphic is now ready for MTC or Inkscape.
Step 9: Import the new file into MTC. Trace.
Step 10: Adjust the size and split the image. Your LD graphics is now ready for cutting!
If you enjoyed the tutorial, please leave a comment below and tell me what you think.