WHAT IS A SVG FILE AND WHERE CAN I GET THEM FOR FREE…
Before we get stuck in to the list, let’s first explain what a SVG file is, and why they are so heavily used in the crafts community.
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.
There are generally two types of graphics used on the web: vectorand raster.
A raster graphic is a grid of pixels. It can be produced in low quality; like a blurry videogame screen from the 80s, or high quality; like a panoramic photograph captured by one of the world’s most expensive cameras.
In a raster graphic, each pixel is assigned a color. Together the grid of pixels forms an image that to the naked eye can look very impressive — but it comes with some limitations. The biggest problem being, if we try to increase the size of a raster graphic, it pixellates and becomes blurry. This is because pixels do not scale well.
A vector graphic is a mathematical formula that produces images through the joining of lines, as points on a plane — something which, in contrast, scales very well.
Because there is no grid of pixels, the image does not pixellate when it is resized. Relying on a mathematical formula instead of a grid of pixels means that a vector graphic can scale from a tiny image on your desktop to a billboard poster… without any loss in quality.
As the name implies, an SVG file deals specifically in scalable vectors.
The craft community relies on SVGs because our electronic cutters are only designed to handle vector graphics.
In these machines, the blade follows points on a plane — that is, a series of lines. It does not understand pixels or grids of colors.
SVG files allow us to cut all kinds of shapes, in all kinds of sizes.
Without having to worry about pixellation, or our craft cutter having a meltdown.
(And without having to spend any time tracing.)
The files are ready to cut.
With that in mind, the following list of SVG resources is designed for craft fans, as well as anybody who needs access t FREE sVG files.
Please note: Unless otherwise stated, any
REGULAR GIVEAWAYS: FREE SVG FILES FOR CRICUT, SILHOUETTE, ETC
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http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/category_22/Weekly-Freebie.htm (No day specified)
http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/freebie-of-the-day/ (Every day)
http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9 (No day specified)
http://stinkincute.net/category_64/Freebie-Cutting-File.htm (No day specified)