Well, it’s been a while but a few updates have been made to the toolset in the installable version of Canvas Workspace – and it applies to both Windows and Mac PC users.
I’m not normally that excited about software updates but for the new “Fit To Path” tool, I got very excited for you all.
Well, this now means that you can AUTOMATICALLY make text run around a closed path [e.g. a shape] or along an open path!
Considered a basic in most graphic design software, this one has been a long time coming for Scan N Cut users and so I am genuinely grateful to Brother for this feature.
There are a couple of additional features that have been included with the software too such as converting text to shapes and having an image previewer so that you can view files in your file browser instead of having to open them but listen, for me, it’s all about the new “Fit To Path” tool so, I’ve done a video [at the end of this post] that covers all of the updates but I’ll just give you a quick overview of how to check your version, how to update and then I’ll crack on with the waffle in the video.
So, to check the version you currently have, open the installed version of Canvas Workspace on your computer and open the File menu, then click on “About Brother Canvas Workspace”.
You should then see a little box pop up that will tell you the version number that is installed.
If you are on any version less than 2.3.0, you need to update it.
If you are looking at your screen and thinking, this doesn’t look like Canvas Workspace, you are probably looking at the online version.
To update, head to support.brother.com and find your model, choose your computer’s operating system. You will then see this screen.
Click on the Canvas Workspace text title under “Utilities” and agree to the EULA and your download should then start.
Install the software as you did before.
Ok, now to show you this new tool.
First, load up some text.
Then load up a shape.
Select both objects and open the “Edit” tab on the right of the screen.
I’ve added some colour so you can see the shapes better – it’s not an essential step.
Now, click on the icon for “Fit To Path” and poof, done!!!
There are various alignment options but I’ll show those in the video.
Just as an example though, this will work with ANY shape or path!
Anyhoo, video in a min.
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Ok, let’s crack on with the video.
Right, all done here. Hope the Scan N Cut users out there found this useful.
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