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#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:52:24 PM(UTC)
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When i cut a full size image, with real dial size on, then take the real dial size off for the layers, keeping the measurments the same by the actual dial, is everything supose to fit perportionally? Any tips are greatly appreciated.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:08:23 PM(UTC)
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No. If it is an item that requires layering, you cannot use real dial size for any part of it. If you do, you will need Design Studio or Gypsy to resize all of the layers manually to fit the image. You would have to do that by site, not the size measurements. Does that make sense?
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From my understanding, the layers will not fit the real dial size image when it is on or turned off. I use the real dial size when I am cutting only one layer.
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Real Dial Size is one of the best features and most misunderstood. Each cart has a Key Height Character and all the images are sized to be proportional to that image. Look around page 5 or 6 of the cart handbook to read about it and see the examples.

So, it you want to cut images that are in proportion to each other, either layers for one image or mutilple images for a scene (like on PDDU), set your size dial for the size you want the largest character or base image and don't change it when cutting the other images.

But, if say you want a frog from PDDU for a card or LO and do not want it to be in proportion to the paper doll body (which is the Key Height Character for PDDU), turn on Real Dial Size. It tells your Cricut to ignore the proportional setting and cut the image the Real Size that is on the Dial.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:05:57 PM(UTC)
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So, it you want to cut images that are in proportion to each other, either layers for one image or mutilple images for a scene (like on PDDU), set your size dial for the size you want the largest character or base image and don't change it when cutting the other images.



I believe this is what I am doing, and it seems like it is not coming out in the right proportion sometimes, not always. Would it matter if the real dial size is on or off when cutting your base image if you leave it there and make sure it is off when cutting the layers? I hope that made sense.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:50:33 PM(UTC)
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What cart are you cutting from? Some of the carts with cards also have an icon image but that image (for some strange reason) was not meant (or sized proportionally) to be used for layering the card, so the sizing is off.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:04:32 PM(UTC)
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I have noticed that the paperdolls outfits never really match up but the current cart I am using is the winter woodland cart, making the winter village.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:50:51 PM(UTC)
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I suspect Scrapalette might be catching up on her beauty sleep...



(Sorry Paulette, I couldn't find a pic of a girl).

I used Design Studio to place the different layers of one of the houses from Winter Woodland. They match up perfectly.

As Paulette said, DON'T used Real Dial Size, even for the base image.

If you use Real size for your base image, the layers won't be in proportion.

Here's some info on Real size for DS. The same applies when you're using Real Dial Size on the Cricut.

http://myfaqcricutds.blogspot.c...t-is-real-dial-size.html

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:48:31 AM(UTC)
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To use REAL DIAL SIZE....(RDS)

Turn on RDS

Measure the space you want your cut to cover.

Change dial to match that number

(This also works for FIT TO LENGTH)

Check all your settings for the paper your cutting.

Have a pen and note paper ready.

Just as you press CUT watch the vry TOP of the digital screen on your Cricut.... IT will "flash" a message that says something to the effect of "CALCULATING REAL DIAL SIZE or for Fit To Length.."CALCULATING FIT TO LENGTH"

wRITE THAT NUMBER DOWN. (Do NOT look at your normal area for the size(bottom right of display screen)...that will mess you up!!)

So it will look something like... Cutting at 6in to equal match 4 1/2 . < Just an example

AFTER that first cut is finshed....
TURN OFF REAL DIAL OR FIT TO LENGTH!!(This is where many people get messed up with this feature!)

Now change your size dial to that added calculated size the Cricut gave you.

Select your layers and proceed with those cuts.
Everything should match up normally.

I LOVE Fit to Length as well(Use for your cuts shaped like a horizontal rectangle)... This eliminates 90% of those darn tests cuts I use to make to get the right sized elements. Once you get this down you will be using REAL DIAL and FTL all the time. It really does save paper and your nerves!!

Hope this helps!

Patty
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:56:32 AM(UTC)
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I almost forgot...

When I am working with CDS or my G I will get my first base stretched to the size I want then go to the spot on the vertual key pad and change that number to match
Then I dont have to squint to reaize all those layers for each project.If I made a mistake it is easier to highlight the element and click on the new size I need it to be.(In the G)

Gypsy can be a bit tricky until you learn how to change this setting.It doesn't always stay set like on CDS.Use the slider bar in CDS to set the size.

Let me know if I can explain anything better.
(1am here)
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:59:56 AM(UTC)
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[quote=Narelle (GirlfromOz)]I suspect Scrapalette might be catching up on her beauty sleep...



(Sorry Paulette, I couldn't find a pic of a girl).

OK, I get the message. . .get off this MB!!! That's hilarious! LOL LOL LOL
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Pattywitha(Y) wrote:
To use REAL DIAL SIZE....(RDS)

Turn on RDS

Measure the space you want your cut to cover.

Change dial to match that number

(This also works for FIT TO LENGTH)

Check all your settings for the paper your cutting.

Have a pen and note paper ready.

Just as you press CUT watch the vry TOP of the digital screen on your Cricut.... IT will "flash" a message that says something to the effect of "CALCULATING REAL DIAL SIZE or for Fit To Length.."CALCULATING FIT TO LENGTH"

wRITE THAT NUMBER DOWN. (Do NOT look at your normal area for the size(bottom right of display screen)...that will mess you up!!)

So it will look something like... Cutting at 6in to equal match 4 1/2 . < Just an example

AFTER that first cut is finshed....
TURN OFF REAL DIAL OR FIT TO LENGTH!!(This is where many people get messed up with this feature!)

Now change your size dial to that added calculated size the Cricut gave you.

Select your layers and proceed with those cuts.
Everything should match up normally.

I LOVE Fit to Length as well(Use for your cuts shaped like a horizontal rectangle)... This eliminates 90% of those darn tests cuts I use to make to get the right sized elements. Once you get this down you will be using REAL DIAL and FTL all the time. It really does save paper and your nerves!!

Hope this helps!

Patty


You can press the OK button and it will give you the calculated size. Then press CUT.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:29:34 PM(UTC)
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You can press the OK button and it will give you the calculated size. Then press CUT.


awesome!!

Thankyou!!
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