Today’s topic of conversation: .svg files.
And no, this is not a “tech” post, but it is this month’s Silhouette tutorial, so if you’re not a Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait owner, I won’t be upset if you stop reading now. If, however, you are a Silhouette cutting system owner, or would like to be soon, you may want to keep reading… .svg files can bring a lot of fun to your projects!
Back to those files…
Until I bought my Silhouette CAMEO, I did not know what .svg files were, and I imagine many of you don’t know either.
So, .svg files are Scalable Vector Graphics. (See where the svg comes from?)
Simply put, it’s a format for some graphic design files.
And why are these important to us Silhouette owning crafters?
Because we’d like to be able to use these in our projects, right?
There are a ton of sites that offer free .svg files. (Some of them will even send one to your inbox every morning!) A quick google search will give you some of the most popular. I chose SVGCuts.com today to feature, just because I loved this little hot air balloon so much, and I thought it was a generic enough design that many of you would get use out of it. Below you’ll find a video demonstrating exactly how to open and manipulate an .svg file. The same steps can be applied to any .svg file you’d like to work with!
If you’d like to pick up the hot air balloon file for yourself, you can find it here: http://svgcuts.com/blog/2013/06/15/hot-air-balloon-svg/