Cricut Basics: Can I Upload My Own Images with Design Space (with 40+ Tutorials and Cut Files!)

Cricut Basics: Can I Upload Images with Design Space? (with 40+ Tutorials and Cut Files! for Cricut Users from Newbies to Pros) via Underground CrafterI’m continuing my Cricut Basics series by answering a common question that Cricut newbies ask: Can I upload my own images with Cricut Design Space?

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When I first started using my Cricut last year, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to upload my own images to Cricut Design Space, so I thought I’d answer that question in this post.

The short answer is: Yes, you can upload your own images with Design Space. (The blog post title may have given the answer away.)

The slightly longer answer is: Yes, you can upload several types of images into Cricut Design Space, including .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .png, .svg, and .dxf files, for free. (Some other cutting machines charge an “upgrade fee” for the ability to upload certain file types.)  You can find an explanation of the different image file types and a basic uploading tutorial on the Cricut website here.

You can upload your own images into Design Space to Write (or draw) with a Cricut Pen, to Cut with your blade, or to Print Then Cut with a paired color printer.

And, you can make your own images (using graphic design software, like Photoshop or Illustrator) to upload, or adapt existing images (for example, from image libraries) so they can be cut, or you can use images that other crafters have created (usually called “cut files” for cutting or “printables” for Print Then Cut).

If you’re still getting your feet wet in Design Space, Lorrie’s Story has a 45 minute tutorial on the new Design Space for beginners…

… and Try It Like It has a video tutorial for uploading an .svg file to Design Space.

Since the answer to this question (even the slightly longer answer) is so short, I thought I’d spice this post up with a roundup. I found 30+ cut files and DIY projects that you can upload into Design Space, as well as 10 tutorials for those of you who would like to experiment with your own images and graphics. (And, by the way, if you don’t find the right cut file for you in this roundup, you can find lots of Cricut cut files for sale on Etsy.) Enjoy!

Cricut Basics: Can I Upload Images with Design Space? (with 40+ Tutorials and Cut Files! for Cricut Users from Newbies to Pros) via Underground Crafter

30+ Cut Files and DIY Projects with Uploaded Images

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Cricut Basics: Can I Upload Images with Design Space? (with 40+ Tutorials and Cut Files! for Cricut Users from Newbies to Pros) via Underground Crafter | DIY Funny Coffee Mugs by Happiness is Homemade

10 Cricut Tutorials for Taking Your Design Space Image Uploads to the Next Level

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