LXi Video Tutorial – Lesson 1 – Getting Familiar with LXi Cloud Software

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  • Part 1 of 3 – Basic User Interface & Menu Layout – 6:42
    • 1:00 – Design Central
    • 2:00 – Short Cut Keys
    • 2:30 – 3 dots or Ellipses mark = additional options
    • 3:00 – Toolbars
    • 4:48 – Palette Toolbar
    • 5:10 – Fly-Out Tools
  • Part 2 of 3 – Design Central Palette – 6:49
    • 1:45 – Drawing Area & Document Size
    • 2:38 – Zoom Tools
  • Part 3 of 3 – Drawing Area Options – 7:39
    • 0:30 – Grids
    • 2:00 – Rulers & Guides
    • 5:30 – Snapping Options

LXi Video Tutorial – Lesson 2 – Basic Tools and Shapes

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  • Part 1 of 4 – Select Tool – 9:21
    • 4:50 – Select via Object Handles
    • 6:19 – Adjusting Objects Numerically with Design Central
  • Part 2 of 4 – Creating Your First Sign – 8:04
    • 0:40 – 24″ wide x 12″ high – Magnetic Sign
    • 1:45 – Placing Text w/ Tear Off Palettes
    • 5:45 – Selecting Fonts w/ Design Central
  • Part 3 of 4 – Arrange & Align Objects – 4:02
    • 0:30 – Aligning Objects
    • 2:00 – Align to Document Page
    • 2:18 – Text > Join Together
  • Part 3 of 4 – Drawing Rectangles – 8:39
    • 2:30 – Using Guides
    • 5:30 – Slanting vs. Italicizing Text
    • 6:15 – Drawing Borders

LXi VIdeo Tutorial – Lesson 3 – Cutting a Design

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  • Part 1 of 2 – Overview of Cutting a Design – 5:23
    • 0:50 – Cut/Plot Window
    • 1:35  – Cut/Plot Settings & Tabs
  • Part 2 of 2 – Cut/Plot Settings & Tabs – 8:27
    • 0:15 – Positioning the design on the Media; Explanation of X & Y Position
    • 0:45 – Interactive & Show Me Button
    • 1:30 – Multiple Copies
    • 2:40 – Quick Position Buttons
    • 3:55 – Cut Selected Objects Only
    • 4:36 – Options Tab & Weed Lines
    • 7:05 – Send Modes

LXi VIdeo Tutorial – Lesson 4 – Advanced Tools


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  • Part 1 of 5 – Align & Group Toolbars; Coloring Objects – 7:14
    • 0:45 – Henry’s Tree Service Sign
    • 1:00 – Align & Group Toolbar
    • 2:00 – Duplicating Objects
    • 2:40 – Align Objects using Align Toolbar
    • 3:00 – Compounding Objects
    • 4:30 – Fill & Stroke Editor
    • 4:55 – Adding Vinyl Colors
  • Part 2 of 5 – Fonts, Lines, and Curves – 9:05
    • 1:10 – Font Tracking & Line Spacing
    • 2:20 – Bezier Line Tool & Paths
  • Part 3 of 5 – Changing Straight Lines to Curved Paths  – 6:30
    • 0:15 – Convert to Outlines
    • 1:00 – Straight Lines to Curved Paths
    • 2:20 – Nudging with Arrow Keys
    • 5:00 – Select Within Tool
  • Part 4 of 5 – Cutting by Color  – 6:04
    • 1:30 – Pause Between Colors
    • 4:10 – Loading Vinyl Color Libraries
  • Part 5 of 5 – Cutting Vinyl with Tiling – 7:41

LXi Video Tutorial – Lesson 5 – Helpful Features

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  • Part 1 of 3 – Measurement Tool – 1:54
  • Part 2 of 3 – Calc Fields – 2:50
  • Part 3 of 3 – Importing Files – 3:28

LXi video tutorial lessons 6 thru 8 below apply to LXi Expert and greater.

LXi Video Tutorial – Lesson 6 – Inline & Outline & Working With Script Fonts

  • Part 1 of 2 – Inlines & Outlines, Shapes, Design Central – 5:52
    • 0:50 – Overview
    • 1:52 – Effects Toolbar
    • 2:12 – Weld Toolbar
    • 2:20 – Inline & Outline Tool Explanation
    • 2:30 – Difference between Open & Closed Shapes
    • 2:40 – How Inlines & Outlines work with Design Central
    • 5:03 – How Inlines & Outlines can be visually click-dragged
  • Part 2 of 2 – Using Inline / Outline to Create Other Effects – 4:46
    • 0:20 – Applying Inline/Outline to “Henry’s Tree Service”
    • 0:50 – Using Outlines to Knockout a Background Objet
    • 2:40 – Working with Brush Script
    • 3:40 – Working with Brush Script / Weld Tool

LXi Video Tutorial – Lesson 7 – Shapes, Distortions, Text on Curve, Spell Check

  • Part 1 of 3 – Text Create, Shapes, Combine, & Effects Toolbars – 10:30
    • 0:20 – “Flying High Kites” Design & Set Design Area
    • 0:50 – Text Create, Shapes, Combine, & Effects Toolbars
    • 1:25 – Shapes Polygon Tool
    • 2:35 – Shapes Starburst Tool and How Shapes Work
    • 5:00 – Creating the Kite
    • 7:42 – Convert Stroke to Outline
    • 8:14 – Combine Effects
  • Part 2 of 3 – Distortions, Text on a Path, Kerning & Spell Check – 9:07
    • 0:30 – Applying DIstortions
    • 1:25 – Distortion Effect
    • 3:14 – Bezier Path Tool
    • 4:39 – Text on a Path
    • 5:54 – Baseline Value of Text
    • 6:10 – Hand Tuning of Kerning
    • 7:00 – Adding subtext
    • 7:30 – Spell Check
  • Part 3 of 3 – Step & Repeat – 0:46
    • 0:20 – Step & Repeat Tool
    • 1:39 – Step & Repeat Options
    • 5:16 – Step & Repeat for Blades of Grass
    • 6:00 – Arrange > Align to Bottom
    • 7:05 – Combine & Weld
    • 8:10 – Separate Weld & Un-Compound
    • 9:07 – Quick Way to Smooth an Edge

LXi Video Tutorial – Lesson 8 – Arc Text and Drop Shadows

Part 1 of 1 – Arc Text and Dop Shadows – 11:35

  • 0:35 – Using guides and grab handles to set center points
  • 2:04 – Snap to Guide
  • 2:23 – Arc Text & Arc Text Options Shown
  • 6:25 – Drop Shadows Explained

LXi Vectorizing Lesson – What is Vectorizing? How Does it Work? Why do you need it?

  • What is the difference between arcs, circles, and lines (vectors) and a bit (or raster) image (.jpg or .png)?  or  Why you get the “No Cuttable Object with Current Settings” error message 10:27
    • 0:00 – Differences between two image types
    • 0:32 – Vectorizing Tools found in LXi and Flexi
      • 00:40 – Basic Vectorizing (Auto Trace) is available in LXi Expert and above
      • 02:20 – Advanced Vectorizing (Bezier, Enhanced Curves, and Enhanced Corners) is available in LXi Master and above
      • 05:15 – Color Trace and Color Vectorize is available in LXi Master Plus or above
    • 10:07 – Conclusion
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