Filling in Your Font on Cricut
Updated: Feb 3
Ok, this is by far one of the most FRUSTRATING issues I've had ever since I got my machine. I have all these beautiful fonts... and none of them will fill in!!! I am so TIRED of the bubble letters.
If you're with me, don't worry! I finally got so tired of it, I found a method to fix it (nearly) perfectly! And it's WAY easier than you think.
Of course there is always the option to fine single line fonts, but sometimes you want a punchy, thick and colourful font. Plus, let's face it - some of our favourite fonts just don't come in single line versions.
Here's how you do it:
First, pick your font. Once you select "pen" from the operation menu, it will immediately turn to an outline. UGH. BUT here's how you fix that.
Before we start, I'm using Maped Graph'Peps in the extra fine 0.4 size - they're amazing quality, super affordable, and fit in the Cricut without an adapter (get some here: https://amzn.to/3saUduK). If you use a pen with a less fine tip, it will fill the letters in even better.
Select your writing and head up to the "offset" feature. Were going to do a negative offset here. All that means is that we're going to move the slider to the left, so that the number in the box is negative. Then click apply.
By the way, if you're doing this, and the slider is moving but the little blue lines aren't showing up, or it's not seeming to respond to your offset commend, try making your font really big... like, huge. Then do it again.
Basically, you're just going to repeat this step over and over again until your font starts to look "filled in". Then, if you had to enlarge the font (like I did with this one), shrink it all back down to size by going to the "layers" bar on the right-hand side, and holding ctrl on your keyboard while you click each of the layers with the pen command.
Once you have everything shrunk back down to size, you're definitely going to want to click attach while you still have everything connected. (If you don't attach, the software will try to move all your offsets around when you make it)
Then click "make it", and you're done!! As a final tip, make sure that all your pen layers are set to be the same colour. It's not a big deal if they're not, but the cricut will interrupt the drawing and prompt you to switch the pens out if they're not. If this happens, you can just click the flashing "C" to start cutting without switching it out - but if you're in a time crunch, double-checking this little feature will ensure a seamless creating experience!
As you can see in my picture above, I probably could have benefitted from one more "offset" to fill that little space in the middle - but since it was just for the tutorial, I didn't bother going back in.
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