Make The Cut (MTC) Support

(1) Written Tutorials:

  • Make The Cut User Manuals
  • List of MTC Shortcuts and Icons
  • SCAL5 versus MTC – FACTS regarding MTC and SCAL with Cricuts, Cameos, and ScanNCuts


    (2) MTC Downloads:

  • Make The Cut 4.6.2 for Windows
  • Make The Cut 4.6.1 for Mac – Note: MTC doesn’t work on Catalina O/S which requires all software to be 64 bit
  • Plugins
  • Windows MTC Thumbnail Viewer

  • (3) Tech Support Issues:

  • Retrieve Registration Code
  • MTC Won’t Open
  • Tiny Icons in MTC
  • MTC Not Working on a Mac Note: MTC doesn’t work on Catalina O/S which requires all software to be 64 bit
  • An attempt was made to access an unnamed file past its end

  • (4) User Forums and Groups:

  • MTC Forum
  • MTC and PCS Facebook Group
  • Let’s Learn Cricut, SCAL, & MTC
  • MTC and SCAL Facebook Group

  • (5) Videos in English:

    Features and Functions

    Virtual Mat Settings
    Creating a Custom Mat
    Layer Bar: Part 1
    Layer Bar: Part 2
    Layer Bar: Part 3
    Tiler
    Tiling a Shape with a Texture Fill
    Filling Tiled Shapes with Original Raster
    Shadow Function
    Lattice Feature
    Layer Function
    Rotated Duplicate
    Thin Paths Feature
    Using Conical Warp to Design a Cupcake Wrapper
    Using Conical Warp to Design a Tumbler Wrap
    Jigsaw Puzzle Generator
    Three Reasons to Use Pages
    Sort by Color and Arranging Shapes to Save Space
    Favorite Shortcuts Part 1
    Favorite Shortcuts Part 2
    Using Wrap Objects to Path Inside Shapes
    Using Erase Tool to Cut an Image for a PNC Application
    Warp vs Split and Controlling Scroll Bars
    Using Duplicate Rotated in Designing Bordered Triangles and Rectangles

    Text

    Entering Text and Welding Letters
    Opening Font Files
    Using Dingbat Fonts
    Thickening a Font
    Downloading and Installing OPF Fonts
    Text Import Plus Alignment and Spacing Shortcuts
    Creating a Rounded Monogram
    Designing Interlocking Letters for a Monogram
    Fill a Circular Frame with Text
    Filling A Shape with Text
    Stretching Letters to Fit a Shape
    Welding Text to a Curved Set of Braces
    Fitting Text to a Curve
    Editing Grunge Fonts – Part 1- Delete by Area
    Editing Grunge Fonts – Part 2 – Quicker Method
    Filling Shapes with a Digital Paper – Part 1
    Filling Shapes with a Digital Paper – Part 2
    Welding Text to a Curved Set of Brackets
    Resizing the Character Map
    Utilizing Fonts with Extra Characters
    Placing Text on a Spiral
    Split by Spaces

    Designing

    Creating a Rounded Rectangle
    Designing a Wreath
    Designing Quilled Flowers 1
    Designing Quilled Flowers 2
    Setting Up Custom Color Profiles
    Stenciling Letters
    Using Overlays in MTC – Part 1
    Using Overlays in MTC – Part 2
    Dashed Lines
    Adding Dashed Lines
    Designing a Scalloped Square
    Creating an Inset from a Shaped Greeting Card
    Designing a Hinged Card
    Downloading and Customizing a Chevron Pattern
    Filling Letters with a Chevron Pattern
    Designing a Heart Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle
    Creating Borders for HTV Projects
    Designing a Foil and Cut Project
    Designing a Print and Foil and Cut
    Setting Exact Spacing Between Different Shapes
    Selecting Custom Colors from an Imported Image
    Using Pixel Trace to Simulate Boolean Join
    Designing the Face of a Clock
    Designing Strips – Diana’s Methods
    Designing a Custom Envelope
    Designing a Rounded Rectangle
    Filling a Shape with a Vector Pattern
    Overlay on a Shadow Card
    Using Duplicate Rotated in Designing Bordered Triangles and Rectangles
    Designing a Banner Triangle
    Using Duplicate Rotated in Designing
    Creating a Custom Curve for a Gate Fold Card
    Gate Fold Card with Scalloped Edges

    Tracing: Auto and Manual

    Demo of Pixel Tracing Features
    Pixel Trace Part 1 – Pixel Tab Option
    Pixel Trace Part 2 – Alpha Tab
    Pixel Trace Part 3 – Palette Tab
    Pixel Trace Part 4 – Color Tab
    Color Scans Trace Option
    Importing and Tracing a Decoupage Image
    Trace and Edit Example
    Creating Digital Stamps from Mounted Stamps
    Simple Curve Trace
    Manual Tracing Using the Bezier Tool
    Manually Tracing a Fold-up Project
    Selective Tracing
    Using Google Images
    Tracing a Stamped Image and Adjusting Darkness

    Preparing Print and Cut Projects

    Pixel Tracing for a PNC
    Using Join to Fill a Shape with a Pixel Traced Image
    Die Cutting a Vector Shape from a Raster Image
    PNC with an Inset Cut Line
    Adding Interior Cut Lines to a PNC Traced Image
    Additional Pixel Tracing Tips for a PNC Application
    Print and Cut Overlapping Images
    Print and Cut Where a Contour Shape is Larger Than the Printed Image

    Editing

    Resizing Shapes
    Rotating a Raster Image in older versions of MTC – Method 1
    Rotating a Raster Image in older versions of MTC – Method 2
    Rotating Shapes
    Closing Open Shapes
    Delete By Area Function
    Erase and Inverse Erase
    Using the Inverse Eraser
    Node Edit – Convert Curves to Straight Lines
    Editing a Traced Image
    Removing Overlap After Shadowing Shapes
    Resizing Tiny Shapes in a Design
    Solving Shadow Problems
    Editing a Fold-up Project Using Snapping
    Resizing a Hexagonal Box
    Editing Tips
    Replacing Dashed Lines
    Alignment Methods in a Fold-up Project
    Node Editing a Fold Up Project
    Reorganzing a File with Many Shapes

    Importing

    Importing from Basic Shapes
    Importing from the MTC Gallery
    Importing Files from Template Maker
    Converting a Paper Piecing KNK File to MTC
    Importing DXF Files into MTC

    Exporting

    Exporting to Basic Shapes and Backup/Restore
    Using Basic Shapes to Store a Template File
    Convert MTC files to KNK format
    Creating a Watermark and Then Applying
    Exporting Textured SVG Files/a>

    Rhinestone Designing and Editing

    Rhinestone Designing
    Editing a Rhinestone Design Using Shortcut Keys
    Resizing Rhinestone Patterns
    Respacing Rhinestone Patterns
    Using Inkscape for Rhinestone Editing
    Designing a Letter for HTV with Rhinestone Track
    Designing a Linear Rhinestone Spray
    Designing a Rhinestone Spray Effect
    Applying Rhinestone Simulations

    Cutting

    Knife Point Mode Alignment For KNK’s
    Cutting Multiple Shapes from an Odd Shaped Material
    Splitting a Large File into Two Parts for Cutting

    Metric Workarounds In MTC

    Finding Shape Dimensions in Metric Units
    Metric Workaround

    Which Version

    Which Version Am I Using


    (6) Videos en español:

    Familiarización con MTC
    MTC Textos y letras
    MTC Galeria de Imagenes
    MTC: Tapete de Corte Virtual
    MTC: Trazando Imagen y Visualization Settings
    MTC: Preparando para Repujado
    MTC – Trazando Imagen Pestaña Pixel
    MTC – Trazando Imagen Pestaña Palette
    MTC – Trazando Imagen Utilizando la Pestañs Color
    MTC: Texto en Forma Circular Para un Sello u otra figura
    MTC – Girando Figuras
    MTC – Cambiar Tamaño a Figuras
    MTC – Icono Sombras (Shadow Icon)


    (7) MTC Files:

  • Collection 1
  • Collection 2