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Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to slice or divide a single colored design to multiple colors?
Well guess what! You can do just that in Cricut design space! Isn’t that amazing?
It’s really a simple process and today I’m going to be showing you the basics of doing just that. Once you get the idea, you can get creative and divide your designs in more ways to achieve more complex styles.
If you like to watch the video tutorial instead, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page.
So let’s get on with it!
Learn how to divide a solid design in Cricut design space to separate pieces and colors
First, open the design you want to slice up.
For this example, I’m going to be using this shamrock and I want to divide it to 3 different colors like the flag of Ireland.
Create a square then unlock the aspect ratio (by clicking the lock button on the left bottom side of the design.
Drag the shape across until you get a very thin rectangle, or rather a line. The thinner the better.
Duplicate this newly created line and place it further down.
*The number of lines you create really depends on the number of pieces you want to divide your shape to. In this example, I want to divide my design in to 3 pieces so I have to create 2 lines.
Once you’re happy with the placement of your lines, go ahead and select both lines and hit weld.
Now select everything and click on slice.
Remove all created lines as a result of the slicing action. Leaving only the design (in my case the shamrock).
See image below for reference.
Make multiple copies of the design depending on the number of colors you are going to use.
In my case, I will be making 2 more copies because again, I want to divide my shamrock to 3 different colors.
Alrighty! After you made the necessary copies, you can go ahead and change the color of each.
Select one of these copies and go to contour.
Click on Hide all contour. Now, what you want to do is, only un-hide the piece you want to be represented by this color.
For example, for this copy of my shamrock, I want the upper piece to be green so it needs to remain visible while the rest of the parts removed (or remain hidden).
Continue doing this same step for the rest of the copies.
All that’s let’s left to do now is to stack them up on top of each other.
And that’s it! You’ve got yourself a multi colored shamrock.
You can now cut each piece separately in a different color.
Why not up your game by creating more complex cuts in your one piece single colored design by following these steps?
I hope I have inspired you to get creative in Cricut design space and that you have learned something new from this tutorial!
What will you be making today? And how are you planning to use this simple trick for your next project? Share with us in the comments!
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