It’s crazy how the simplest things can be hurdles to our creativity. Knowing how to export and then upload Procreate designs to Cricut Design Space was a hurdle for me. I didn’t know how to get my digital designs into a place where I could actually create something with them. Digital art is, well, digital. As someone who loves to craft, I want to create handheld items with my digital art. But before you can make anything (like stickers), the first step is to jump that first hurdle of figuring out how to upload from Procreate to Cricut. This means how to export Procreate designs and upload into Cricut Design Space. In this post, I show you step-by- step guide how easy it is!
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5 Things to Know When Exporting Procreate Designs to Upload into Cricut Design Space
- Make sure Your Background Color Layer is Unchecked. This gives you a transparent background, which means you don’t have to remove the white background in Cricut Design Space. This is KEY if you’re making stickers that have a white border (white outline) and you don’t want to remove it with the background. You’ll find this checkbox in the drop-down menu under the Layers icon (overlapping squares in the top right corner of the screen).
- Save as a PNG file. Cricut Design Space allows us to upload JPEG, PNG, BMP, SVG, GIF, and DXF formats. The PNG format is a raster image and uploads as an image file in Cricut Design Space, but you can convert it to a cut file in Design Space through the Image Upload Process (see tutorial). There is no option for sharing as SVG files in Procreate, but you can use an online converter to change your raster digital image file to a vector file.
- Cricut Design Space Desktop vs. Cricut Design Space App. Desktop gives you the option of processing as a Simple, Moderate, or Complex file. I always choose Complex. In mobile, there’s no choice, and the default seems to be Moderate. Both give great results.
- Have a Backup. If you save your PNG to your camera roll on your iPad, you’ll have a local copy + your original canvas in Procreate. Taking the additional step to save to iCloud files, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox creates additional copies stored in the cloud. Currently, Cricut Design Space will only let you save a design within Design Space, so don’t keep your only copy within the program.
- Save in Cricut Design Space as a Print then Cut Image. If you’re making stickers or printing a design on printable vinyl, you want to save the original art, not just the outline. You can change the Operation (once you’ve uploaded the design to your canvas) from Cut to actions like Engrave, Deboss, and Score. Or you can revert it to the original art.
And that’s it! Your printable images are now exported from Procreate, imported to Cricut Design Space, and uploaded into your canvas. You’re ready to create!
What Can You Make with Procreate & Cricut?
Now that you have an idea of how to export and then upload Procreate designs to Cricut Design Space, you’ll be able to create all kinds of original designs with your Cricut Explore Air2 or Cricut Maker.
If all you’ve done with your digital art is share it online, then combining Procreate + Cricut will open up a whole new world of creativity for you.
And if you’re a Cricut user who would love to create their own original digital images without a graphic design program (like adobe illustrator), then you definitely want to check out the Procreate app!
Want to Know More About Procreate?
Procreate is less than $10, and you can find it in the Apple app store. I would advise getting the apple pencil if you can; otherwise, a third-party stylus (or even your finger) will work. It really is so fun to play with. I really can’t recommend it enough.
Have Questions About Making Your Own Custom Stickers?
Wondering how to print then cut stickers with a Cricut Cutting Machine once you’ve uploaded your designs? What sticker paper to use for your project? How to waterproof stickers? Or how to use the Cricut Mobile App to make stickers?
I have YouTube video tutorials and posts that answer all of these questions!
AND if you check my Free Library you’ll find more free Procreate brush sets, stamp sets, and color palettes that you can download.
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If you found this tutorial helpful, then I would LOVE to have you share it on social media! And if you have any questions about uploading Procreate art to use in Cricut Design Space, please leave a comment here, or on my YouTube channel! Or you can email me too.❤️ I LOVE helping people with their creative challenges.
Thanks for Reading,