One of the biggest draws of the Brother Scan N Cut is that you can scan in an image and then cut it out directly, no software or computer required. But what happens when you need to edit or create an image? Well, Brother has a FREE software program online (no download, but you DO need internet access to use it) called Canvas.
Today I’m going to share a video I made so that you can see some of it’s features and how to open, resize, and save an image to cut.
For this post, a video was ABSOLUTELY the easiest way to show you. Grab a beverage, sit back, and enjoy!
I hope that you can get the idea of the software now… my overall impression is that it’s a little too simple for those of us who have used Silhouette software, but GREAT for folks who perhaps may be migrating from a cartridge-based system.
Oh… and remember that “Dad” image? Well, I have a tutorial for that here. Enjoy!
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Thanks much, Jenny! I can see a lot of potential with the Scan N Cut.
I wish you could show the finished product
I did-in the follow up post: http://www.crafttestdummies.com/craft-projects-2/tutorial-fathers-day-dad-card-using-inlaid-die-cutting-technique/
i watched your video….BUT, all I want to do is write “Thank You” to be cut out. It is not in the logo section, so I went to the text section. Somewhere, I am suppose to write the letters, but, when I cannot find out where to print the letters on the mat. If I choose a format, all I can see is “text” in a rectangle, and I cannot get the words I want to appear. I know it is simple, but, I am not able to find the right combination of keys to make this function. Say, maybe that I would want to put my name to be cut out. How do I get “Lettie” onto the mat? Thank YOU for any assistance you can give me.
Lettie- you need to highlight the area that says “text” and then type OVER it, as you would in a Word document.
Judy Meyer says
I’m wondering if Canvas can be used to separate out pieces of a more complicated image. Such as separating out each of the parts of the construction boy that you showed in the video where you only cut out the outline?
Please let me know if there is a video on that feature if there is one.
Patricia Iverson says
Will Brother Scan N Cut Canvas software be able to use on the computer so I don’t have to use the internet? I do not have a large Gig plan and I use that for other internet searching. I would gladly pay for the software to use on my PC. Also is there a program to view the files that are FCM. files other than on the Scan N Cut itself? I enjoy making my own cuts. Thank you.
Right now, to the best of my knowledge, you must use the Scan N Cut Canvas software to save SNC files. Why not use the internet at the library if that is an issue? Save the files to your USB drive and take them home to cut!
carol clark says
The comment i wrote came out totally wrong. I bought the scan n cut 2 to SCAN 12×12 paper. And i done so in the past but today i went to scan some paper that has my locale school logo and instead of scanning red and blue it is pink and orange. What am i doing wrong? I have scanned this paper on my scan n cut 1 so i know it can work.
Well, it doesn’t really how the color renders on the screen, as long as it’s seeing the outline.