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Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to read this question and hopefully help me out.  I am without question lost when it comes to my design getting distorted when uploaded to cricut design space.  I created this design with individual curves and grouped them in order to export as svg.  I use the svg export preset and it seems fine until I upload it to cricut's design space.  The curves become distorted and separated.  Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! I have uploaded my design below.

 

Thank you!

eucalyptus.afdesign

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Welcome to the forum, The design as it is will not work.

You need to expand the strokes for all the layers: Layer > Expand stroke this makes the curve a shape with an outer line, then you need to add all the shapes together using Layer > Geometry > Add

  1. Select all the curve layers
  2. Go to Layer > Expand stroke
  3. Go to Layer > Geometry > Add

There will be the odd curve that doesn't expand so you need to expand that and do steps 3

Note: You have several empty curve layers that you can delete.

If you select the Node Tool and click on the Curve layer you will see all the nodes that now make your shape, you can edit those nodes by clicking on them. generally the less nodes the better. If you mess up you can always use history to scroll back.

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Wow, okay thank you for the help! I tried it on my own and must have messed up.  Once I expanded stroke and added the shapes, the leaves appeared to be filled in.  Am I missing something?

 

Thanks for your help!

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51 minutes ago, lcreekmur said:

Once I expanded stroke and added the shapes, the leaves appeared to be filled in.  Am I missing something?

What colour is the fill? If it’s green, it comes from the ‘empty’ layers that @firstdefence said you could delete: rather than really being empty, those layers have a green fill initially set to 0% opacity.


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I’m afraid I just couldn’t resist the temptation to create an amended version of the original file! :$

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1 hour ago, CraftLe@rner said:

Hi @firstdefence,

Do you happen to know where I would find this on the iPad version of AD? I found the expand stroke, but I can’t find “geometry.” Thanks in advance. 

I’m not @firstdefence (obviously!) but the equivalent of ‘Layer > Geometry > Add’ is here in AD on iPad:9A282E25-F3D3-4014-A934-C61F795895EA.thumb.jpeg.73b7f6a3073534e0b2a6fdf5cc702c8a.jpeg


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Well this is annoying, when I proceed to step 3, I am left with just a white shape of the image. I played with the opacity as mentioned above, as well as went through to see if this was an extra layer now, but it’s not all my other layers are gone just the white shape. Idk if I’ve done something wrong?

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1 hour ago, CraftLe@rner said:

went through to see if this was an extra layer now, but it’s not all my other layers are gone

That’s what ‘Add’ does: it adds multiple closed shapes together to create a single ‘Curve’ or ‘Curves’ layer (the former if the original shapes were all overlapping, the latter if one or more didn’t overlap with any of the others).


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@CraftLe@rner It's better you make your own post, but in the meantime, what are you trying to achieve?


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