Hi GF Community! I recently purchased an SVG file that I want to use for a personalized ornament but I have come across some issues. I will try and explain everything step by step and include pictures as I go.
The 2019 with names is 1, and the hats are another. I’m guessing I created it wrong somewhere along the lines in Illustrator. I’m still a newbie so still have some learning to do. If anyone has step-by-step technique on how to edit and create the final look, it would be greatly appreciated! I am trying to get this figured out in time so I can create one for each of my families before Christmas. Again any help is much appreciated
I don’t use AI so I can’t help with those specifics, but the reason the 2019 and the names are linked and the hats are separate is (most likely) because the hats are raster, and the rest are vector. Which also means you’re going to want to create an outline to cut them all out.
In the GFUI the cut/engrave/score won’t show up until you’ve chosen a material - you don’t have to use that material, but if you want to play without cutting just grab one at random.
You’re going to want to do some sort of combining, because right now the engraving of the hats will roll over each other and you’ll probably end up engraving all the way through - but someone who uses AI will show up shortly to give advice on those commands!
This will help with the outline creation - and be sure to read the comment by @pubultrastar because there are some extra helpful bits there:
Here’s my interpretation: It shows that Santa hats are from a PDF. They seem to be vectors, but since they also have the outlines around them defined, they are coming as cut/score paths for the outlines rather than engraves.
The Santa hat red should not have a defined color to it and the white should have the color since that would be engraved. The text has to punch out an island in the engrave to come in. And you’ll need an outline to cut around everything, The Letters are interesting in that they do have a thick engraved boarder around them.
Complicated, but doable. It’s a cool design for sure.