I am new to GF community and am having trouble trying to fit an engrave shape into a cut shape. I cannot seem to figure out how to stretch the artwork in the GF software. I do not want to maintain the dimensions.
For instance, I want to cut a cat shape, but engrave a SLIGHTLY SMALLER version of the cat shape into it. The images are off, and I want to be able to “stretch” the image to fit how it should be if that makes sense. I am able to do this is Cricut software, but not on GF.
I am new to working with SVG files and have a LOT of learning to do. Anyone have an idea what I am doing wrong?
Agree. Depending on where the images are coming from the design software also can make it easier than trying to do a stretch action. Take the picture of the cat and use the software’s “draw border” function to create a border around the artwork. The picture can be engraved and the border cut and the two will be exactly the same size/shape. Most software also offers a method to make the outline stand away from the artwork by a defined amount so as to leave a bit of a border of the material being cut out.
If the surrounding shape is an open path, (not a closed shape) you can stretch the inside shape individually.
Glowforge treats anything completely enclosed inside of a closed vector path as a Group. (Makes it more accurate to move things around in the interface without losing relative alignment.) If you want to treat them independently, you can place a small gap or cut in the surrounding shape - it should let you treat the insides independently.