I have been asked why I do not make shadows/blackout backgrounds for my files. The reason is that SCAL and SCAL2 do it fo you. It's really handy and it saves you a lot of time.
Here's how you do it:
- Open SCAL and import your .svg file. Size it to the size you want to cut.
- Find your Properties box. There is a section called Appearance.
- In this section there with a drop down box. There are several options. Normal, blackout, blackout rounded, shadow and so on. Select one of these and cut away.
Making an SVG - Easy version
You need a free program called Inkscape in order to make svgs. You can trace some images in Scal2 as well and you do NOT need to make an avg out of letters. Scal does that for you too. In this video I used letters just to make it faster so you could see.
I'm working on this section. If you can think of a tutorial with SVGs that you would like to see, please email it to me. : )