How to Use Color Sync in Cricut Design Space. Step by step tutorial on how to use the color sync tool in Cricut Design Space plus a video tutorial.
Welcome to Lesson 11 on Cricut Design Space Basics. Today, we are talking about how to use the color sync tool in Cricut Design Space.
The color sync tool is available next to the layers panel. It is used to help you match colors as well as consolidate colors to match the number of materials you plan to use in a project.
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How to Use the Color Sync Tool in Cricut Design Space
When designing projects in Cricut Design Space, each color you see on the layers panel will be cut with a separate material on a separate mat for each color.
Matching the colors of the actual materials you are cutting to the layers shown in Design Space can both help you envision the finished project, as well as guide you as to which design elements will be cut on each mat.
How to Use Color Sync on a Single Image
To get started, open a new project in Cricut Design Space. Click on Images and add any multi-color image.
I chose a rainbow image so I can show you how color sync works on an image with a lot of colors.
In the layers panel, you can see each arch of the rainbow is a different color and a separate layer.
When you click on the Color Sync panel, you can see there is a color block on the left that matches the color of each layer.
When you click Make It, each color will be cut from a separate mat.
Let’s say we want to cut out the rainbow from only three colors rather than seven. To use the color sync tool, drag and drop any layer to another layer you want it to match.
Now, you have three colors for the rainbow, and each one will be cut on a separate mat. The number of layers you have in the color sync panel will be the number of mats you will be cutting out.
How to Use Color Sync on Multiple Images
You can also match colors from different images or text you add to your project.
I added the multi-layered word love to my design. You can see all the colors are different from my rainbow design.
Click on the Color Sync panel. Drag the different layers of the word love to match the different colors of the rainbow.
Now, instead of having 15 different materials or colors to cut, you now only have 7. You can easily play around with different color combinations by dragging and dropping any layer to match another.
Note: The Color Sync panel shows only the layers set to Cut, not any of the Write, Score, or Print layers.
How to Use Color Sync to Easily Make All the Layers One Color
The last option for which I frequently use color sync is to make a design I cut out all one color so it will all cut from the same material on one mat.
On the old Design Space, you would have had to click on each individual layer and select the color for each layer. Using color sync can save a lot of time.
Again, click over to the Color Sync panel, and drag all the layers to one color.
When using color sync, you can drag and drop each individual layer, or drag and drop by using the color bar on the left side to sync all the layers that are that color.
This is great for when you have smaller scraps you want to use for a project. You can change the image all to one color and then line up your different color scraps on one mat using the mat preview page as your guide. Rather than loading and unloading individual mats, everything will be cut on one mat.
I have had many times where I think my layers are the same color, but they are off by the slightest amount. This will cause the Cricut to think they need to be cut from two separate materials on two mats.
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