Downloadable Videos


IMPORTANT: The following videos are for the KNK Studio software only!

Time and again, my students and customers tell me they learn better visually. Thus, the best learning tools are videos you can play on your PC, so that you can pause and reproduce exactly what you are seeing in your own copy of the software. Even better, my videos are yours to replay as many times as you need and even come with the same sample files I use in the videos. 

So, wait no longer… get started understanding and mastering your software! To save money, you can also purchase the same videos in subject grouping on CD: Buying Training Videos on CD Note that you may still download these CDs immediately after purchasing, if you prefer! I will create a private folder for your convenience.

For a quick look at the types of videos you will be getting, the following two videos apply to all versions of the software and can be downloaded for free:

Rulers, Grid and Smart Bar – Video 4
Toolbars and Palettes – Video 5

Then have a look at the following chart to view the available videos sold below and a suggested viewing order within each topic area:

Video Viewing Order


Tracing Series

Auto Tracing for KNK, ACS, DM - Video 29
Auto Tracing for KNK, ACS, DM - Video 29
NEW!!! Whether you have the original KNK, KNK Studio GE, KNK Studio Maxx, ACS Design Studio, or Design Master, this video package contains the information you need to learn how to auto-trace raster images like a pro! This file contains 15 individual videos designed to teach the original Monochrome Vectorization, Color Vectorization, and the new Super Size/Prepare to Vectorize Wizard. The videos total 96 minutes in length and the file also contains the same sample images shown in the video, along with step-by-step PDF tutorials. Note: this video file is over 60 mb in size. If you are on dial-up, you may wish to pay an additional $5 fee to have the video burned and mailed to you on CD. Please go back to the Store and click on "Videos on CD."
Manual Tracing 2 - Video 28
Manual Tracing 2 - Video 28
NEW!!! In the follow-up to Manual Tracing - Video 14, a second method for manually tracing any image is presented using the Arc Edit tool. Learn how fast and easy it can be to accurately trace both straight and curved images and, at the same time, minimize the number of nodes in your design. This video also shows you how to perfect the tracing of symmetrical images using the Flip and Weld technique. The video is 25 minutes in length and contains the same sample images shown in the video. It applies to all versions of the software, including ACS Design Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, and Design Master.

Basics Series

Manipulating Images - Video 25
Manipulating Images - Video 25
This is THE video for owners of KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, and Design Master, who are new to graphic programs. In this 26 minute video, learn to easily draw the basic shapes and transform them, as needed, in dozens of ways. Sandy McCauley covers the easiest methods for duplicating, selecting, resizing, and understanding the various settings on the Smart Bar. Learn the difference between Mirroring and Flipping and how one of these can be used for quick designing. Further see how to fill your Sign Blank using the Array function. This downloadable package also comes with a pdf file of ALL the hot keys in KNK Studio compressed into a single page for printing and referencing as you watch the video. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.
Understanding the Sign Blank - Video 2
Understanding the Sign Blank - Video 2
This video download will teach you all you need to know about the SIGN BLANK. Sandy McCauley will instruct you on the function and importance of using the Sign Blank, as well as how to adjust the settings to work best for your needs. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio and KNK Studio only. It is not recommended for owners of KNK Studio GE or Design Master.
Why Zooming Matters - Video 10
Why Zooming Matters - Video 10
Failing to zoom can lead to poor cutting! Find out why in this downloadable KNK Studio video by Sandy McCauley and learn how each zooming tool works and which ones are the most useful in making sure your designs are perfect! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.
The Guidelines - Video 8
The Guidelines - Video 8
Why are guidelines better than the grid in KNK Studio? Learn how to set up guidelines and use them for better arrangement of lettering in this 9 minute video by Sandy McCauley. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.
Line Style versus Fill - Video 21
Line Style versus Fill - Video 21
Confused about Line Style? Don't understand the Thick Line Attribute? Having trouble importing and cutting ai and pdf files? This is the video for you! Learn all of this in Sandy McCauley's clear and detailed presentation! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed.
Using the Clipart Viewer - Video 26
Using the Clipart Viewer - Video 26
Not sure how to best use the Clipart Viewer? Need help with customization? Then this video is the answer. But before ordering, note that this video IS provided for free to those who purchase a KNK machine... click on Details.... Sandy McCauley explains how to fully utilize the Clipart Viewer to not only locate and open files, but also to set up your favorite locations and customize the menu! You will love this tool after you make it work for you! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** NOTE: an almost-identical version of this video is provided free on the Designs and Images Collection 1 CD provided with every new Klic-N-Kut machine. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.
36 Tidbits - Video 23
36 Tidbits - Video 23
Watch some of the newest KNK Studio/Design Master discoveries presented by Sandy McCauley in this 32 minute video, her longest video to date! These tidbits cover all areas of the software including new pop-up windows, main screen secrets, shortcuts for managing objects, text tricks, and editing images. Also included with this video are 7 of the files used in the video (in both .knk and .gra format) and a pdf file, listing all 36 tibits, with details on their purpose and how to use. It's a TERRIFIC value! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.

Text Series

Text Basics - Video 6
Text Basics - Video 6
This 15 minute video covers the gamut on understanding the settings and features of TEXT in KNK Studio. Learn about Sizing, Kernng, Slanting, Justifying, Widening, Line Spacing, Underlining, and more. This is a perfect video for the KNK owner who plans to work with text on a regular basis and Sandy McCauley demonstrates all the techniques in a clear step-by-step presentation. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after checkout has been completed. *** This video is applicable to both KNK Studio and DesignMaster. This is a perfect video for the KNK owner who plans to work with text on a regular basis and Sandy McCauley demonstrates all the techniques in a clear step-by-step presentation.

Creating Welded Letter Titles - Video 1
Creating Welded Letter Titles - Video 1
This video download goes into depth and will teach you all you need to know about how to create welded letter titles in Klic N Kut Studio, as well as then designing outline mats behind the titles. Sandy McCauley will lead you through every step of the way showing you how to create both horizontal and vertical titles, along with some custom arrangements of letters for completely original and fun designs. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.

Creating Monograms - Video 3
Creating Monograms - Video 3
In this video, Sandy McCauley will present three distinctly different methods for creating exterior frames for welding a letter or graphic into the center. You will be able to create your own Monograms easily and swiftly using these simple techniques! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** Note: Because DesignMaster only contains one welding feature, this video is not recommended for owners of DesignMaster. This video applies to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, and KNK Studio GE.

Text Magic - Video 22
Text Magic - Video 22
This video shows users how to create some spectacular custom looks to their text using the wonderful resource of transform tools available in KNK Studio! First it explains the differences between the text format and the vector format when working with titles. Then it shows how to put with both welded and unwelded titles on an arc, how to use other features under Transformations, how to import Word Art titles created in Microsoft Word, how to put text on a Path, and finally how to use the 3D Shadowing feature. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after checkout has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, and KNK Studio GE. Except for one feature, it is also applicable to DesignMaster.

Using the Font Detective - Video 20
Using the Font Detective - Video 20
The Font Detective is a built-in utility to assist users in font management. Specifically, this video covers the following items... + Installing Fonts + Using the Font Detective to locate a font + Using the Font Detective with Dingbat fonts + Setting up Groups for assigning fonts + Using the Filter function to sort fonts + Renaming the fonts that come on the KNK Studio Clipart and Font CD This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.


Editing Series

Understanding Nodes - Video 16
Understanding Nodes - Video 16
This introduction to nodes video first covers the differences between raster and vector images, then introduces the three kinds of nodes which make up vector images in KNK Studio and DesignMaster. Sandy McCauley then further illustrates how to change nodes, as well as move, add, delete and covers the difference between polygon and polyarc images. The file used in the video is also included in both .knk and .gra formats.
Using the Ginsu Knife Tools - Video 19
Using the Ginsu Knife Tools - Video 19
Need to break up an image into parts? Whether it\'s for creating a paper piecing design or just deleting unwanted sections, the Ginsu Knife is the quickest method for major image modifications. In this video, Sandy McCauley shows you the details of using both the open path and closed path Ginsu Knife tools in KNK Studio, with five examples of how these tools will assist you in designing your cutting files. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is ONLY applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, and KNK Studio GE. The Ginsu Knife tools are not available in DesignMaster.
Editing Vectorized Images - Video 15
Editing Vectorized Images - Video 15
This 22 minute video by Sandy McCauley covers 6 areas of editing vector images including: understanding the differences between grouping and making a path, type of nodes, using the node palette menu, reducing nodes and segment edit! The student will learn the most important techniques in editing and improving vector images for cutting. The sample .KNK file used in the video is included.. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after checkout has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, and DesignMaster.
The Power of Polyarc Editing - Video 24
The Power of Polyarc Editing - Video 24
This 17 minute video covers the nine powerful tools in the Polyarc Editing window. Learn new ways to improve your images and enhance your designs! This downloadable video package also contain 5 sample files in .knk and .gra formats for users to open and experiment with the same techniques used by Sandy McCauley. In addition, a pdf file is also included with a summary of the 9 tools, their purpose, and how to use. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.

Designing Series

Why Three Welding Tools - Video 9
Why Three Welding Tools - Video 9
In this video, Sandy McCauley illustrates the differences in the three welding tools available in KNK Studio and then shows examples of how each tool can be used in designing your own images to cut. Learn how simple shapes can be welded to create common objects and use these tricks to come up with the designs you need! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** Note: Because DesignMaster only contains one welding feature, this video is not recommended for owners of DesignMaster. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, and KNK Studio GE.

Using Basic Shapes to Create Flowers - Video 7
Using Basic Shapes to Create Flowers - Video 7
Attention all paper crafters: This is a video NOT to be missed! Watch as Sandy McCauley uses basic shapes to quickly and easily design a variety of flowers, stems, and leaves! The possibilities are endless and you'll be creating your own flowers to cut on your Klic-N-Kut, Wishblade, or Craft Robo in a matter of minutes! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after checkout has been completed. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster. Note that there has been an additional modification made at the end specifically for DesignMaster users.

Arcs and Hearts - Video 18
Arcs and Hearts - Video 18
Learn to use the Arc Edit function to create arcs with ease and precision! Learn to use the Arc Edit function to create arcs with ease and precision! Then learn how to use arcs to create several common objects, including tags and customized hearts. The video also shows how to use the Connect Path function to close open images. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.

Scalloping - Video 17
Scalloping - Video 17
This is a 13 minute video by Sandy McCauley, which gives step by step instructions on creating scalloped shapes in KNK Studio.. The six part tutorial covers creating scallops for basic shapes, letters, and any other design you choose! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.

Manual Tracing - Video 14
Manual Tracing - Video 14
By mastering Manual Tracing, there is nothing you cannot create! Learn to trace ANYTHING using the easy and powerful tracing tools available in KNK Studio. Sandy McCauley's video will show how to trace both straight lined and curved images, along with some basic editing tricks. Images used in this video are also included so students can practice during and after the video! This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after payment has been completed. *** This video is applicable to ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE and DesignMaster.

Manual Tracing 2 - Video 28
Manual Tracing 2 - Video 28
NEW!!! In the follow-up to Manual Tracing - Video 14, a second method for manually tracing any image is presented using the Arc Edit tool. Learn how fast and easy it can be to accurately trace both straight and curved images and, at the same time, minimize the number of nodes in your design. This video also shows you how to perfect the tracing of symmetrical images using the Flip and Weld technique. The video is 25 minutes in length and contains the same sample images shown in the video. It applies to all versions of the software, including ACS Design Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, and Design Master.

Auto Tracing for KNK, ACS, DM - Video 29
Auto Tracing for KNK, ACS, DM - Video 29
NEW!!! Whether you have the original KNK, KNK Studio GE, KNK Studio Maxx, ACS Design Studio, or Design Master, this video package contains the information you need to learn how to auto-trace raster images like a pro! This file contains 15 individual videos designed to teach the original Monochrome Vectorization, Color Vectorization, and the new Super Size/Prepare to Vectorize Wizard. The videos total 96 minutes in length and the file also contains the same sample images shown in the video, along with step-by-step PDF tutorials. Note: this video file is over 60 mb in size. If you are on dial-up, you may wish to pay an additional $5 fee to have the video burned and mailed to you on CD. Please go back to the Store and click on "Videos on CD."

Center Line Tracing - Video 13
Center Line Tracing - Video 13
Center Line Tracing is a special feature in Klic-N-Kut Studio used for auto-tracing images consisting of only outlines. This video by Sandy McCauley illustrates how to use this function and explains the settings. The sample image used in the video is included so the student can reproduce the same tracing and learn exactly how this useful feature works. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after checkout has been completed. *** Note: This feature is for users of ACS Studio, KNK Studio, and KNK Studio GE only. Center Line tracing is not a feature available in DesignMaster.

Converting GSDs to KNKs - Video 11
Converting GSDs to KNKs - Video 11
In this 24 minute video, Sandy McCauley presents four methods for getting GSD files into KNK Studio or DesignMaster. Each method is presented clearly in step-by-step sequence so that the user can also experiment with each method and determine which method best suits his/her needs. The sample gsd file using in these methods is also provided with the video. This video tutorial will be available for download immediately after checkout has been completed. *** Note: Of the four methods presented in this video, only the CenterLine tracing method is not applicable in DesignMaster. Thus, this video is recommended to owners of ACS Studio, KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, and Design Master.