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#1 Posted : Sunday, May 19, 2013 8:22:39 PM(UTC)
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I have the Expression and have been trying for hours to cut a single bee image I purchased. I am able to "edit group", but then how do I put the individual image layers onto different "layers" at the top of my screen? I have not trouble cutting images on Cricut Craftroom but this is the first time I purchase anything and have it placed in CCR. I read the instructions and yes, I first changed my machine to the Imagine, and then switched back to my machine, the Expression. I thought that by clicking "edit group" it would automatically separate my image layers into the different color layers on the screen. Right now when I go to "Cut" and click on layer 1, I get all the images bunched together one on top of the other; if I go to layer 2 or 3 they are blank. What am I doing wrong? Thank you for your help!
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#2 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2013 11:45:09 AM(UTC)
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You need to ungroup the images so they are individual and then you can move them by themselves on the mat.
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#3 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2013 11:47:36 AM(UTC)
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And I don't use CCR so not sure about layers on there, but if there are only a few small pieces, you can figure out what size piece of each color you need and then move each color group to its own space on the mat and cut them all at once. I hope this helps you.
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Try clicking on the IMAGE and get the handles/box around it. Once you have the handles, click in the circle in the upper left hand corner and while holding down the click, slide/drag the image. If the layers do separate, you'll immediately see a layer under the first one.

If you want to close some of the MAT LAYERS, you need to click the green eyes OFF up on the mat layer tabs. That will hide layers you don't want to work with.

If you are going to resize layers, you will want all green layers turned on so you can select ALL the images (if they are on tope of each other, this works, too) at the same time by going outside the upper left open area of all images and while clicking in that open space and holding the click down, slide/drag your mouse cursor all the way to the bottom right corner and beyond. After you release, you will see the handles around all images. If you didn't quite catch them all, click any open space to get rid of the box and start over until you get all layers selected. THEN, click on the lower right corner arrow and drag in or out to where you want all the images to resize proportionately.

I know you didn't ask for all of that; so, hope it is helpful, anyway.

Char

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Originally Posted by: tigger2000 Go to Quoted Post
I have the Expression and have been trying for hours to cut a single bee image I purchased. I am able to "edit group", but then how do I put the individual image layers onto different "layers" at the top of my screen? I have not trouble cutting images on Cricut Craftroom but this is the first time I purchase anything and have it placed in CCR. I read the instructions and yes, I first changed my machine to the Imagine, and then switched back to my machine, the Expression. I thought that by clicking "edit group" it would automatically separate my image layers into the different color layers on the screen. Right now when I go to "Cut" and click on layer 1, I get all the images bunched together one on top of the other; if I go to layer 2 or 3 they are blank. What am I doing wrong? Thank you for your help!


Once you have placed the image on your mat (with the Imagine set as the default machine) click the Edit Group button



Click the brown Separate button to separate all the layers.



Click Exit



Click anywhere on one of the images then click the Ungroup button on the toolbar



You can now move the individual images around on the mat. If you wish you can create a new mat layer for each piece by clicking on the + button next to the layer tab.

Then highlight the piece you want to move to the new layer, select Ctrl X (or Edit, Cut; or click the Cut button on the toolbar) to move that piece to the clipboard.

Click the tab for the new layer you created and select Ctrl V (or Edit, Paste; or click the Paste button on the toolbar.)

Repeat for each of the other layers.


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#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:59:50 PM(UTC)
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Sheila, Cricket and Narelle: Thank you so much! You ladies are the best! I realized that I had never seen "ungroup" anywhere, so I went to support and found information on how to cut a purchased image; I then realized that while I had read (or thought I had) this before, I had not read it carefully as I had missed some steps. I printed out the directions -- it just so happens the directions are exactly how Narelle explained it (wow! even graphics!)and using all this information and with your help, I was able to cut my bees! I cut them for a "ba-bee" shower at work and I'm sure the girls are going to love them. Thank you ladies!!!Love Love

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#7 Posted : Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:46:10 PM(UTC)
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Glad you got it worked out!
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