Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cricut Design Space Update!

Cricut has been listening to it's customers and has been working on Design Space to improve the performance issues and enhance the search function. Here are some screenshots to show you what is different. {remember, you can click on the photo to make it larger}

The Landing Page has slightly larger photos and when you choose a Make It Now project, it will go to the Cut Preview screen, bypassing loading the project onto the canvas first. If you want to customize the project, you can still click the Customize button and the project will load onto the canvas for you to make changes to the design.

Once on the canvas, the layout is a little different. Most noticeably is the Options Panel on the right. You can collapse this panel by clicking the arrow along the scroll bar.

Example of the canvas with the Options Panel collapsed.

When you click on Add Image, you will notice a BIG difference! You have the option to make the images bigger. You can search by cart through an alphabetical list. And, you can search within a cart!

This is where you change the sizeof the images.

This is where you search by cart.

This is where you search within a cart.

This is where I searched for "georgia" within the 50 States cart.

This shows the Filter Option for searches.

This shows when you search an image and select images to add to the canvas.

This shows how the images now look when added to the canvas and what the image handles now do.

 This is an example of the Color Sync panel.

This is the new Cut Preview screen.

And yes, you can still drag and move an image on the Cut Preview mat!

An example of the Add Text feature.

An example of the Upload Image screen with a little more info to help you choose the right upload option.

And this is the pop box you get when you click your name on the canvas.

Overall, the performance is greatly improved. The search options are wonderful! And if all goes as planned, Cricut can start working on design features that we've all been wishing for in Design Space!

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  1. Thanks, Paulette! I can't wait to try the update next week!

  2. so exciting
    my heart anticipates so much FUN

  3. Oh, this is going to be FUN! Thank you for such helpful info.... Although I generally don't want time to move faster than it already does, I admit I can't wait until next week!

  4. Thanks for the preview, Paulette! I feel like I am ready for it now!

  5. Informative as always, can't wait for the update! :D

  6. Loooooove this. Thank you sooo much for sharing all of this info, in such a wonderful understandable way!!! (as per usual !) :-)

  7. Ooooooh, I love the new way to view the cartridges. 😍😍😍😍

  8. Fun times ahead!! Love my Cricut and the Explore machine!

  9. Cant wait for all the new stuff! Thanks for the info. :-)

  10. I love that PC is listening!! Better and better every time!! Hope they are able to take on curved text soon!!