WOW...I have received several emails asking me about my electronic cutter and how I created the vinyl cut files that I used on the projects in yesterdays blog post. So I have decided to put together a series of videos to try and answer your questions. It will probably take me a few days to work through it all, but I thought I would start with the very basic thing you need to know...What is an .svg file and why it matters.
An .svg stands for Scalable Vector Graphic. The reason it matters is that you can re-size it larger or smaller and it maintains its integrity and doesn't pixelate. I have been told by SU that all of the new stamp brushes for MDS2 will be .svg files. This is important to know because you won't be able to use the new files with the old MDS software. That means you will need to upgrade to MDS2 or MDS2+ to use the new downloads. This file format also makes it easier to create cut files for your e-cutter. I don't know about all e-cutters or software, but I do know for the Silhouette Cameo that you will need to upgrade to the Designer Edition of the Silhouette software in order to recognize the .svg files.
The first video I have made is to show you how to determine if the file you want to purchase for My Digital Studio or other software you are using is in the .svg format. I will have more videos coming soon, but this should help a little.