How to Upload Images to Cricut Design Space

How to upload images to Cricut Design Space

One of the great things about Cricut is that you can use their images if you have a Cricut Access subscription, or you can upload your own images and designs!

I love the flexibility of being able to upload my own images – it just makes

The first time you decide to branch outside using images found in Cricut Design Space, you might find yourself asking:

How easy is it to upload my own images with the Cricut?

And fortunately, I feel like it couldn’t be easier. One of the things I love about Cricut is how user-friendly the program is. I had previously used another machine, and I always felt like I wanted to throw it all the wall whenever I used the software!

You can watch the tutorial here through video or read it below.

One thing to keep in mind is that it is very important that you have the rights to the photos you are using. If you use Google to find these images, you need to select the settings that will filter out images that you don’t have permission to use.

I highly recommend checking out Etsy for different types of designs that you can be uploaded. There is something for everyone over there!

You can also create your own designs in programs such as Fotor, Photoshop Elements, or PicMonkey! I believe that working with an image that has a transparent background makes life a little bit easier.

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How to upload images to Cricut Design Space

First, you need to make sure you are uploading an image or design that a) you have the rights to use and b) is one of the following image files – .jpg, .bmp, .png, and .gif (these are considered simple images and can be edited during the upload process) and .svg and .dxf file (these are vectors, and any layer will be separate upon upload).

Next, open your design – either a blank slate, or whatever you are working on that needs an image uploaded!

Cricut Design Space

Select whether you are uploading an image or a background

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Determine whether your image is simple, moderately complex, or complex. Cricut Design Space

If you don’t want to cut the entire image, you can clean it up in this next step. For this image I’m using as an example, I uploaded an image that was a .png, so it wasn’t automatically separated into layers. However, I wanted to cut a different color – like the original file – so I uploaded this three separate times and deleted a different section of it each time.

After pressing continue, you will select whether it is a “print and cut” design or just a “cut” design.

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At this step, you will also be able to save your image so you can easily find it in the future by selecting “upload images”.

And viola, you have added your image to Cricut Design Space!

New to Cricut? Here are a few posts you may enjoy:

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