Slicing in Cricut Design Space

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space

Cricut Design Space – How to Slice (Quick Video)

Q: Why Slice?

A: To split overlapping images into different parts. You can ONLY slice 2 images at once. After slicing you will have at least 3 images:

1. The original image

2. The original image that has been sliced

3. The overlapped image that has been sliced

 

What does this mean?

Think of slicing like a cookie cutter! You’re literally cutting an image off of what it is overlapping.

 

Breakdown

 

Shapes

  1. Insert shapes.
  2. Arrange the shapes as needed. Make sure to overlap the images
  3. Slice!

 

Images (Single Layer Images)

Works just the same as shapes.

 

Images (Multilayer Images)

Option 1

  1. Insert images
  2. Hide the layers you do not want to slice. Keep the 2 images you want to slice visible
  3. Arrange the shapes as needed. Make sure to overlap the images.
  4. Slice!
    • The hidden layers will be removed. You will be left with just the sliced results (at least 3 images)

Option 2

  1. Insert images
  2. Ungroup the layered images. Select only 2 images you want to slice
  3. Arrange the shapes as needed. Make sure to overlap the images.
  4. Slice!
    • All original layers will remain with the sliced results

 

Text (Single Layer)

Works just like slicing shapes and single layered images.

 

Text (Multilayer)

Option 1

  1. Insert text
  2. Hide the layers you do not want to slice. Keep the 2 images (the text and what you want it to overlap) you want to slice visible
  3. Arrange the text as needed. Make sure to overlap the images.
  4. Slice!
    • The hidden layers will be removed. You will be left with just the sliced results (at least 3 images)

Option 2

  1. Insert text
  2. Ungroup the layered text. Select only 2 images (the text and what you want it to overlap) you want to slice
  3. Arrange the text as needed. Make sure to overlap the images.
  4. Slice!
    • All original layers will remain with the sliced results

 

For a visual aid, here’s the above breakdown in pictures:

 

SHAPES

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Insert shapes
Cricut Design Space - Arrange
Arrange the images as needed and overlap.
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Slice!
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Result: 3 images
How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
You can slice however you want
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Because of where this overlapped, now there’s 4 images

SINGLE LAYER IMAGES

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Single layered images work just the same as shapes. Select both images and slice
How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
This may look like only 2 images because the bird is all black, but in the layers panel you can see that there are 3 images
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Slicing result

 

MULTILAYERED IMAGES

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Multilayered images come in as grouped. There are 4 images here, so you cannot slice yet.
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Option 1: Hide the other layers
How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Slice!
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The hidden images automatically delete after slicing
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Option 2: Ungroup
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All images remain when you slice after ungrouping

 

TEXT – SINGLE LAYER

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Single Layered text works the same like shapes and single layered images

 

TEXT – MULTILAYERED

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Multilayered text already comes in with a layer hidden. So you can start slicing right away

 

How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
The hidden layer was removed. You’re left with the original text, the sliced text, and the overlapped image that has been sliced
How to Slice in Cricut Design Space
Another option instead of hiding is to ungroup (just like with multilayered images)
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Select only 2 images (in this case: 1 layer of the text and the shape)
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Here is the result of slicing after ungrouping: all images remain

To see this all in action, watch the YouTube video here. The EpicALLY blog also features additional information on grouping, attaching, welding, and more in Cricut Design Space.

Any questions? Comment below!

(Purple Text in this post:  hyperlink to the Slicing in Cricut Design Space Youtube Video and links to the Grouping, Attaching, and Welding breakdowns on this site.)

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