It’s finally here! Cricut has released the long awaited offset feature and this tutorial will show you how to use offset in Cricut Design Space. It offers a few different functions and I’ll go over all of them with you.
How to use offset in Cricut Design Space
To create an offset you simply select the word or image you want to offset and the click “offset” in the top menu bar. An outline will appear around your word or image and you can decide from there to increase or decrease the size of your offset. Once you have it the way you want it simply click “apply” and a full offset will be created behind your word or image. That is the basic function of offset in Cricut Design Space.
How to customize your offset in Cricut Design Space
Once you have your basic offset done you have a few different options to customize your offset. You can choose between rounded and sharp corners. Most often you will want to use rounded corners but you do have the option for sharp if you design calls for it. Below is a photo showing the difference in rounded and sharp corners.
You also have the option to weld or not weld your offset. Most often you would want to weld your offset so that each part of your design stays in place but there may be some cases where you don’t want to weld. The choice is completely up to you. The video above shows the difference in welding and not welding your offset.
Finishing touches for your offset
Also, don’t forget to contour. Once you have your offset created there may be a few empty spaces in it. If you like them, leave them in. If you don’t want them there just use the contour tool to delete them. The video above shows you exactly how to do this.
I hope you enjoy using the new offset feature!