Seven Settings We Should Talk About
Today’s post is all about some of the buried settings in KNK Studio that YOU might just want to check out for fun or for improvement in your KNK Studio experience. Here’s a list of where they are and what they do:
- Options>Klic-N-Kut Setup>General Preferences: The Duplicates setting controls how far a copy of an image is placed, from the original, when you use Ctrl-D or Edit>Duplicate. Some people want duplicates placed EXACTLY on top of the original. To do that, set the X Offset and Y Offset both to 0.
- In that same window: Grid Size controls the size of the grid. Most users probably already know this is the place to change your grid size, but just to be complete, I mention it here again. 🙂
- Options>Klic-N-Kut Setup>Display Units: If you want more decimal places shown or fewer throughout KNK Studio, this is the location to set that number.
- Options>Klic-N-Kut Setup>Selection Tool Settings: If you would like your selected objects to change color, as well as have the 9 little squares showing, then in this window you can check the box next to Highlight Selected Objects and pick a color (from a choice of 6) and a line thickness (1 or 2). This could be handy if you find yourself having a tough time seeing if you have interior parts of images selected or not.
- Options>Workspace Colors: Bored with the same colors for your grid, guidelines, Sign Blank edge, or background? Personally, I can’t imagine having a background other than white, but for the rest? It’s kind of fun to make a few changes using any of the 9 available colors.
- View>Toolbars>Customize: Check the box next to Use Large Icons and for those who struggle a bit with the small size of the icons on the toolbar will now have larger, easy-to-see icons. You’ll notice in my videos that I have this setting all the time so that it’s easier to see which functions I’m selecting.
- View>Show Bitmap Outlines: If you have a tough time, after vectorizing, figuring out which image is your original graphic and which one is the new vector image, then turn this feature on. All of your bitmaps (raster images) will appear as crossed-out squares, thus making it very obvious they are not vector images. Note also that the shortcut key, Alt-M, will toggle this option on and off.