How to Weld in Cricut Design Space. Step by step tutorial on how to use the weld tool in Cricut Design Space plus a video tutorial.
Welcome to Lesson 8 on Cricut Design Space Basics. Today, we are talking about how to use the weld tool in Cricut Design Space. The weld tool is available in the layers panel and allows you to join different shapes together to create a single image. You can also use it to join letters of text together to create one cohesive word.
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How to Use the Weld Tool in Cricut Design Space
You can use the weld tool to join images together to create one single image. You can use this tool to simplify your design, join letters together, or create a new image by joining different shapes together.
Start by adding some images or shapes to your design canvas. I added several hearts to make a fun border for a Valentine’s Day project.
Select two or more shapes or images you want to weld together. You can do this by dragging your mouse over the images, or go to the design panel and click Select All.
Now click Weld in the layers panel. All of your images will change to one color once they have been welded together. In the layers panel, it will say Weld Result for your new image.
You can now use this shape as you normally would to create a design.
How to Use the Weld Tool for Text in Cricut Design Space
You can use the weld tool to connect letters of text together. This is especially helpful when using script fonts that you want to cut out as a single word rather than individual letters.
Start by clicking the Add Text button, and then type your word.
Click on the Font drop-down menu and choose a script font. For this lesson, I chose the Cricut font – Quirky Script.
Use the Letter Space tool to connect the letters together. I find it helpful to make my canvas bigger when working with fonts in this way.
Once your letters are connected how you want click Weld in the layers panel.
Now, instead of cutting out each individual letter, it will cut out the entire word.
Helpful tip: Sometimes if you connect your letters too close together you will end up with the insides of the letters being filled in. For example, the middle of the letter A will get filled in. To avoid this, you can use the Ungroup to Letters tool to individually move the letters a little bit further apart or you can increase the Letter Spacing between each letter.
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