Edited: August 29, 2023
Learn answers to some frequently asked questions about Design Space.
- Design Space FAQ
- Design Space for Desktop: Offline Feature FAQ
- Design Space for iOS: Offline Feature FAQ
- How to find the free content that came with your machine
- How to use Design space in another language
- How to purchase from Design Space
- Cricut Access: What it is, what's included, how to subscribe, and more
Using Design Space
Learn to navigate Design Space and use tools to create one-of-kind projects! Select a link below for instructions.
Canvas is where your projects are designed. Learn about the icons and tools available on the Canvas.
Select the machine you're using to access only those features and tool options that are compatible with your machine.
Access features such as Operation, color palette, Align, and more for editing images and text.
Familiarize yourself with options for working with design layers, such as Group/Ungroup, Combine tools (Unite, Subtract, Intersect, Exclude), Attach, and Contour.
Drag and drop to match layer colors.
Operation tells your machine how to interact with your materials. Learn how to tell Cricut Joy machines to Draw or Cut.
Learn how to use Curve to bend your text box into a circular shape.
Personalize your projects with text! Learn how to add text, select fonts, and more.
Learn how to search, filter, and insert images onto your Canvas.
Learn how to search, filter, and use these projects pre-designed by professional artists.
Cut what you want by uploading your own files into Design Space.
Learn how to remove uploaded images from your library.
Cut a shape out of an image or cut a larger design down to size with Slice.
Customize shapes or join letters to cut as a single piece with Weld.
Combine objects in Design Space to make completely new shapes, while keeping all shapes in the group completely editable. Combine tools include Unite, Subtract, Intersect, and Exclude.
Fasten Draw layers to Cut layers or lock your design placement with Attach.
Hide unwanted cut paths of an image with Contour.
Choose your load type, material size, mirror your mats, and more on this final step before sending your project to your machine.
Learn how to tell your Cricut Joy machine if you're using Smart Materials, A Card Mat, or a machine mat.
Learn how to adjust your mat or material size on the project preview screen.
To create multiple copies of the same design, change the number of Project Copies.
Before you cut iron-on or Infusible Ink transfer sheets, mirror your mats so your design is properly oriented for application.
Move images between mats or hide images without having to return to the Canvas.
Learn how to choose the right cut setting for your material.
Want to cut something that's not on the list? Learn how to create your own material cut setting.