When the Cricut Engraving Tip was released in the summer of 2019, it opened up a whole new arena for expression with text and shapes, but what about photos? I had already developed a photo engraving technique using Silhouette software, so it wasn’t long before people were asking me if I could port my process over to the Cricut Maker. Since Silhouette Studio Business Edition had proven so adept at preparing photos to be engraved, and can export in SVG format, I set out to support another venue.
So today I am proud to announce the release of my first Cricut ebook, Maker Engraving Photos onto Acrylic available for just $3.99 USD. Like my Curio ebook, the counterpart for Cricut Maker users is a heavily illustrated, 48 page detailed tutorial covering not just how, but why it works, as well as related resources. It represents the result of even more trial and error to get a process tailored specifically for the Maker.
Tip: If you click the “Preview” button in the upper right of the sales page, you can download a PDF with sample pages to get an idea of supplies needed, the quality of graphics, level of detail, etc.
Please understand that this process requires Silhouette Studio Business Edition, a paid upgrade with a street price of around $50. Also understand that this is not recommended for beginners. You should already be comfortable with Design Space, engraving with the Maker, and even better if you have some experience with Silhouette Studio as well.
Whether you are ready to try photo engraving yet or not, please join my Cricut Engraving with Cleversomeday Facebook Group to learn basic tips for better engraving, see many wonderful examples of Cricut engraving (and a few educational fails) and to get your questions answered.
and because I know you will be quick to ask… I get my Maker friendly acrylic blanks from Craft Chameleon.