Today I’m covering TWO topics that have been brought up by customers. The first is importing the GST template files that come with Craft Robo’s RoboMaster, Silhouette RoboMaster, and Wishblade Advance 3.0. The other is importing GSD files into KNK Studio.
With the GST files, we’ve had great success with the imports. I’m sure it has to do with how they are originally created but they all seem to work. Even the GST files purchased from Quickutz through their Silhouette software will import readily once the file extension is changed to a GSD. Here’s the video showing you how to do this:
Importing GST Files into KNK Studio
However, the GSD’s that are created from the umpteen different ways possible: manually drawn in various versions of RoboMaster, auto-traced in various versions of RoboMaster, imported from Inkscape, imported from Adobe Illustrator, imported from Win PC Sign, etc, all yield variations and only some will successfully import. However, it’s always worth trying the import before using one of the several conversion methods. But you have to watch out… sometimes it will import and not seem to be there or will only partially import, or will import with gaps in the vector paths.
So the following video shows you 6 different circumstances you might encounter when importing GSD’s. If you find something else quirky happening, be sure to send me the file. I’m happy to have a look and maybe I’ll learn something else to share here.
Importing GSD Files into KNK Studio
On Tuesday, I posted the demo video that showed the new features in the Beta Inkscape .47. Wednesday, I posted the short videos showing where to download this Beta version, where to find 7 Zip to install, how to use 7 Zip, and then how to set up Inkscape as a shortcut on your desktop. TODAY, we have a video I made to show you how to create some quick flourishes, weld in Inkscape (if you need to) and export/import into KNK Studio for further designing. If you have ANY questions, let me know! I hope we’ll see some of your designs, using this feature, posted at the Yahoo groups!
Creating Swirls and Flourishes in Inkscape .47
Inkscape has done it again! They’ve come out with a new enhancement in version 0.47 that’s an answer to most scrapbookers’ number one Wish List item. It’s a SUPER easy way to design swirls and flourishes that match those you see for sale in the stores. I downloaded the beta version and tested it myself and it’s just so much fun to play with!!! This, in combination with the ability to export from Inkscape as .eps and import into KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, or Design Master to cut your designs, makes this the best solution for those wanting this capability. Watch this video produced by a guy who calls himself “Heathenex” and see how it works.
Inkscape 0.47 Demo
Note that because 0.47 is a beta release, you may wish to wait until it’s considered a stable version before downloading. That’s entirely up to you. Since I only use Inkscape for specialty cases like this, I went ahead and tested it out. I had no problems with using this feature and exporting/importing for cutting to my KNK. The beta versions of Inkscape are available from:
Inkscape Beta Releases