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How do I use the Contour function in Design Space?

The Contour tool allows you to hide a portion of an image layer by removing any unwanted cut lines. Follow the detailed steps below to use the Contour function.

 

Step 1 - You will need to ungroup an image first if it has multiple layers.

  • Windows/Mac - Select the image and then click Ungroup at the top of the Layers panel.
  • iOS/Android - Select the image and then click Ungroup in the Actions menu.

Hide Contour - Ungroup

 

Step 2 - Select the layer for which you want to hide cut lines, and then:

  • Windows/Mac - Click Contour in the Layers panel.
  • iOS/Android - Select Hide Contour under the Actions menu (you might have to swipe left if on an iPhone).

Hide Contour Tool

 

Step 3 - The Hide Contour window will appear. 

  • Windows/Mac - The lines on the image represent individual cut lines. Click on the cut line you wish to hide on the image itself, or select the contour to be hidden from the menu at the right of the window.  The hidden contour will change to a lighter shade indicating that it will no longer show as part of the image and will not cut. Repeat with other cut lines, if desired. 
  • iOS/Android - The dark grey lines on the image represent individual cut lines. Click to hide the cut line. The line will change to a light grey, indicating that it will no longer show as part of the image and will not cut. Repeat with other cut lines, if desired.

Hide Contour Window

 

Step 4 - When you are finished hiding image cut lines, click on the "X" in the upper right of the Hide Contour window, or click out side of the window to dismiss it (On the iOS App, click on Hide Contour again). The hidden contours no long appear as part of the image.

Hide Contour result

 

If you wish to restore a hidden contour again, you can repeat the process and click on the hidden cut lines to restore them. The contour will reappear on the canvas.

 

The Contour function is not available in the Cricut Basics iOS App. For advanced editing, use Design Space on an iOS or Android device, Mac or Windows computer.