Brother Scan N Cut - Cut, Draw and Scan With Confidence
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Brother Scan N Cut - Cut, Draw and Scan With Confidence

Learn to use the three key features of the Brother Scan N Cut electronic cutting machine, and more!
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4.7 (817 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,224 students enrolled
Created by John Bloodworth
Last updated 5/2020
English
English
Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 14.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course you will be fully conversant with all of the functions and features of the Brother Scan N Cut CM or DX machine along with it's accessories and its supporting software, Canvas Workspace.
Requirements
  • You should be a Brother Scan N Cut owner. Both CM and DX versions of the Scan N Cut machine are covered in this course.
  • Some lectures will require you to have access to a PC or laptop and to the internet in order for you to upload and download relevant files.
  • Some lectures will require a basic understanding of working with files on a PC or laptop, for example; finding, saving, moving and opening files and folders.
  • Some lectures will require the addition of optional Brother Scan N Cut accessories. These lectures can be skipped until you are ready to proceed with them.
  • Some lectures will require the addition of optional third party accessories or software. These lectures can be skipped until you are ready to proceed with them.
  • Some lectures will require access to Canvas Workspace, the companion software for the Brother Scan N Cut. Guidance on where to find and how to operate this is given within the course lectures.
  • This course is presented in English. Therefore an understanding of the English language will be required to follow the course lectures.
  • NOTE!: This course DOES NOT cover the Design N Cut models from Brother.
Description

Are you a Brother Scan N Cut CM or DX machine owner but don't feel that you are getting the most out of your machine or are you afraid to get it of the box as you feel that you lack the confidence or the knowledge to use it? Then, this course is for you!

My name is John Bloodworth and I have been active in the arts and crafts industry for over 30 years. Most notably, and most relevant to this course, I have been demonstrating the Brother Scan N Cut machines in the UK since their launch in 2013.

Now, I am looking forward to guiding you through your learning journey to creative confidence with your Brother Scan N Cut machine.

When creating this course, I outlined some key objectives that I wanted students to go away with after they had completed the course.

These were that, by the end of this series of lectures, students will be able to confidently:

  • Operate their Brother Scan N Cut machine, specifically its three core output features which are, cutting, drawing and scanning.

  • Use both versions of the companion software, Canvas Workspace.

  • Create with the optional premium accessory packs.

  • Use a range of different substrates with your machine, including fabric.

  • Identify and assess other third-party software and accessories to further expand their creative skillset and toolbox.

Your goals may focus on one particular aspect of that list and that's Ok! Remember, there is no pressure from me for you to finish this course in any particular order or as quickly as possible. Simply start when you are ready, take it in your own time and learn what you need, when you need to.

Prepared in easy to follow bite-sized chunks this course will take you from the very beginning, on through the three main functions of the Brother Scan N Cut - cutting, drawing and scanning - and give you the confidence to get creative and do more with your machine. 

No previous experience required! You can be a total beginner with your machine freshly delivered and you will still be able to follow along.

Not only that, but you can also watch anytime, anywhere! Watch and re-watch again and again - you have lifetime access to this course and if it gets updated, you will have access to the new version at no extra cost! 

Ready to get confident...?

Who this course is for:
  • Any Brother Scan N Cut CM or DX owner, new or existing, that wants to become confident and knowledgeable in all features and functions of the machine.
  • Any Brother Scan N Cut CM or DX owner, new or existing, that wants to become confident and knowledgeable in all features and functions of the and of the complimentary design suite, Scan N Cut Canvas.
  • Any Brother Scan N Cut CM or DX owner, new or existing, that wants to become confident and knowledgeable in all features and functions of the range of accessories available for the Brother Scan N Cut
Course content
Expand all 172 lectures 14:20:57
+ Welcome, Introduction & Course Overview
2 lectures 16:11

A quick welcome from your tutor, John Bloodworth.

Preview 01:39

A short overview of the course dashboard and viewing tools.

Preview 14:32
+ [CM] - Orientation and Set Up
4 lectures 08:53

In this video we will establish what we are aiming to achieve in this section.

Preview 00:47

Let's take a look around the machine and get familiar with all of the areas that we will be interacting with.

Preview 04:13

If this is the first time you have used your machine, it is likely that it will need updating. Here is how to do that using a USB stick.

Preview 02:41

Some models of the Scan N Cut can be updated via Wifi. Find out if yours can and how to do it.

Preview 01:12
+ [CM] - Locating & Loading Patterns
15 lectures 32:16

In this section, you will learn how to locate and load patterns from various different sources.

Preview 00:58

Learn how to load a pre-installed basic shape into the pattern layout window on the Brother Scan N Cut.

Built In Patterns - Basic Shapes
05:44

Learn how to load a pre-installed themed shape into the pattern layout window on the Brother Scan N Cut.

Built In Patterns - Themed Shapes
04:23

Learn how to load a logo from the pre-installed selection on the Brother Scan N Cut.

Built In Patterns - Logos
02:11

Learn how to load a border pattern from the pre-installed selection found on the Brother Scan N Cut.

Built In Patterns - Borders
01:34

Learn how to load bespoke words using the pre-installed fonts found in the Brother Scan N Cut machine.

Built In Patterns - Character Sets
05:07

Learn how to load one of the pre-installed applique letter patterns, found on some models of the Brother Scan N Cut.

Built In Patterns - Applique Letter Patterns*
01:28

Learn how to load any of the pre-installed quilt block patterns from those pre-installed on your Brother Scan N Cut machine.

Built In Patterns - Quilt Block Patterns
03:19

Learn how to load pre-installed applique designs found in your Brother Scan N Cut.

Built In Patterns - Applique Patterns*
02:05

Learn how to load some of the pre-installed stencil patterns on your Brother Scan N Cut

Built In Patterns - Stencil Patterns*
01:22

Learn how to add patterns that you have saved in the Brother Scan N Cut internal memory.

Other Patterns - Internal Memory
00:40

Learn how to load a design into your Brother Scan N Cut from an external memory source such as a USB.

Other Patterns - External Sources (USB etc.)
00:59

Learn how to load patterns that were previously saved on your computer.

Other Patterns - Computer Hard Drive
00:57

Learn how to load a design that has been transferred to your Scan N Cut machine via WiFi transfer.

Other Patterns - Transferred Via WiFi from Canvas Workspace
00:54

You now know how to locate and load patterns from any source.

If you have any questions relating to this topic, please feel free to drop them in the Q&A section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Pattern Layout Screen
3 lectures 07:59

An outline of what we hope to cover in this section.

Preview 00:37

A short guided tour of the pattern layout screen.

The Pattern Layout Screen
06:47

Congratulations! Another one done, you are really getting the hand of this!

If you have any questions relating to this section, please feel free to write them in the Q&A section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Layout Editing Screen
4 lectures 17:55

Take a guided tour of the layout editing screen and see what creative tools await you!

The Pattern Editing Screen
03:37

See how the alignments tools can help you achieve perfect results every time.

Alignment Tools
06:43

One of the most commonly misunderstood functions demystified!

Grouping And Welding Patterns
07:00

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of the pattern editing screen.

If there are any lingering questions, please feel free to drop them in the Q&A section of this course and I will reply as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Settings
3 lectures 12:21

An overview of what we hope to achieve in this section.

Preview 00:50

Take a deep dive into the settings screens which will give access to adjustments that can make the difference between success and sucks.

Settings Screens Overview
10:56

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of the settings screens.

If there are any lingering questions, please feel free to drop them in the Q&A section of this course and I will reply as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Cutting Operations
4 lectures 10:15

An overview of what we hope to achieve in this section.

Preview 00:52

Test cuts are very important when cutting something for the first time as they will help find the right balance between blade depth and cut pressure. See how to perform a test cut in this video.

Making A Test Cut
05:37

Once you have mastered the test cut, take a look at how to perform a regular cut using one of the pre-installed designs.

Making A Standard Cut
03:11

This course was aimed at getting you cutting your first cuts so hopefully we have achieved that.

If there are any lingering questions, please feel free to drop them in the Q&A section of this course and I will reply as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Drawing Operations
4 lectures 11:16

A list of what we will be looking at in this section.

Preview 00:44

Watch as I show you, step-by-step, how to load and use the standard pen tool for drawing with your Scan N Cut machine.

Drawing With The Standard Pens And Pen Holder
05:21

Fancy getting creative with the drawing features of the scan n cut? See how the universal pen tool allows you to get even more creative with your collection of pens.

Drawing With The Universal Pen Tool
04:36

Now you know how, what will you draw?!

If you have any questions about this section, please do pop them in the Q&A section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Scanning Operations
7 lectures 15:50

In this video we will take a look at what we hope to achieve in this section.

Preview 01:01

A brief note about copyright in relation to using established designs with your Scan N Cut scanning operations.

A Note About Copright
00:35

See how to cut out a hand stamped image using the Brother Scan N Cut.

Scanning Operations - Direct Cut
04:18

Cut line not lining up with your outline? See how to fix that easily and quickly.

Scanning Operations - Direct Cut Calibration
03:16

Learn how to scan shapes and create re-usable cutting files with your scan n cut.

Scanning Operations - Scan To Cut Data
04:13

Did you know that the scan n cut machine can be used as a regular scanner without having to fire up your PC? Watch this video to see just how easily this can be done.

Scanning Operations - Scan To USB
01:52

Having covered all of the main scanning functions you are now able to get the full range of creative potential from this feature.

Still have questions? Pop them in the Q&A section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Section Summary
00:35
+ [CM] - Setting Up A Wifi Connection
1 lecture 04:28

Need to know how to set up a wifi connection with your Scan N Cut? Watch this and all will be explained.

Setting Up A Wifi Connection
04:28