I absolutely love my Cricut because of all the things I can make with it… and I don’t even fully know how to use it yet! There are a ton of fonts and images in the Cricut library but as always I have to do everything the hard way.
Of course, I don’t know if it can really be called the hard way if it isn’t hard. The harder way? The not quite as easy way? It’s really just pressing buttons.
I love to upload my own images for fun unique projects and since I included a free png file in my last Cricut post I thought today I’d show you how to upload that png file to Cricut Design Space.
Just in case you want to use it.
Or upload your own file!
Step 1: Open Cricut Design Space
Once you open Cricut Design Space go ahead and start a new project, then select upload on the left. You can upload as many images as you like for free as long as you save your images as JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, SVG, or DXF files. I typically create my files in Photoshop but PickMonkey or Canva work too.
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Step 2: Pick Your Image
Now that you’ve picked your file to upload it’s an easy click to pick how you want to upload it. There are three options although the Complex option typically gives the cleanest edges and sharpest image. I always upload my files as a .png so that the backgrounds are transparent however if you upload a .jpg there will be an option to take the white background out in the next step.
Right here! If there were a white background I could easily click on the white space and erase it from the image… luckily if you download any of my .png’s you won’t have to deal with this step.
It’s just a tad bit easier.
Step 3: Name & Tag
Now that your image is ready to go take a second to name it and maybe even add a few tags… this step may seem silly now but once your Cricut library is full of projects you’ll be glad you took the time to organize everything.
It’s never fun to search through hundreds of projects for that one cat image you made three years ago!
Now your image is in your library! You can insert it into projects and use it over and over! Unfortunately you can’t share projects that use custom uploads (which is the only part of this entire process that stinks!) but now that you know how to upload .png’s you can share .png’s with your friends and they can upload them easy peezy lemon squeezy!
Just take a look.
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