Learn how to upload images into Cricut Design Space by following this step by step tutorial!
Hi there! I’m Jill from Create.Craft.Love. and I’m excited to be the first to post on the Fresh Cut blog! Did you know you are not limited to the images currently in the Design Space software? The entire vector image community is at your fingertips. You just have to know how to use it!
For this tutorial, I’m using my Cactus image from the Palm Springs SVG Bundle.
Upload images into Cricut Design Space
Begin by logging into the Cricut Design Space software. When you are logged in, you will be at the home page. This page is filled with “Make It Now” projects and inspiration for using your Cricut machine.
Click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner of the screen, next to the word “home”. A drop down menu will appear. Click on “canvas” to take you to your work space.
In the canvas, you will notice two menu bars. The menu bar running down the left of the canvas imports the images and fonts you wish to use. The menu bar across the top of the canvas which allows you to re-size and adjust the image or font with which you are working. The bottom option on the left side menu is upload. This is the function we will be working with to upload our own images. Click on the “upload” icon.
This action will bring up the upload space. There are two options for uploading images. The one of the left is specific to images. The option on the right is specific to patterns or photos you want to incorporate into your project. Click “upload images”.
You can drag and drop files into this space or click the upload button below.
An open window will pop up that accesses your personal files. Click on the specific file you wish to use and click “open”. Cricut will recognize .jpeg, .svg, .dxt, .png, .bmp, or .gif files.
Design Space will now recognize this file. You can name the image and categorize it on the right. For example, you can call this one “LookDontTouch” and categorize as cactus or plants. Now save your image by clicking the button in the bottom right corner.
Your image should appear in the upload library. To use this image, click on it (will highlight the edge in green) and click insert in the bottom right hand corner. This will pull the image into the canvas and you can adjust it to the specifications for your project.
Now you can use any image file you have created or purchased from outside the Design Space software!
Be sure to check out our latest bundle for more inspiration!