Use Cricut Contour to Change an SVG Image

There are many SVG designs out there that you can load into Cricut Design Space, but multiple times I want to change a phrase, remove portions of an image, or modify the design with another image. If the SVG is a single-layer design, this can be difficult to do unless you know how Cricut Contour works.

Today’s Five Minute Cricut class is designed to show you how to use the Contour tool in Design Space to change an SVG image.

There are a few tools that will help you alter an SVG, but today we are going to take a look at single-layer SVGs and how you can use the contour tool to modify the image.

When you upload an SVG into Design Space, it will be either a single-layer or multi-layer image.  Multi-layer images are easy to modify because you can simply delete the portions of the design you don’t want to use.

Single-layer designs are a little tricky because all the images are attached together. The contour tool makes this task a little easier.

When you select an image and click on the contour tool in the lower right-hand corner a new window will open on the screen.  You will be able to see a preview of the image with the cuts or contours that make up the image. 

When you click on a portion of the design in the preview screen it will change color and that portion of the image will be removed.

After you close the window, the new image with the removed cuts will show on your canvas. If you wish to return it to the image, you can open the contour window again, and click on the contour that you removed. 

When you select it once again, the color will change and be returned to the design.  When you close the window, the cut or contour has been returned once again to the image.

Once all of the images have been removed, you can modify the SVG image and create a unique project with this image.

If you would like to see how this tool works with SVG images, I have a simple Five Minute Cricut Class for you to enjoy.

These five-minute Cricut classes are designed for those of you who only have five minutes to learn how to use your Cricut.  No extras, just five minutes of Cricut how-to.

If you have any questions about the contour tool or SVG designs, feel free to leave me a comment below.

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