Converting fonts to outlines with Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, I teach you several things, including how to add fancy characters to text phrases using the Desire font, thickening lines (stroke), welding and converting text to outlines in Illustrator. I then show you how to upload the SVG file into Design Space as a vector image and make sure all the parts are cut the way you expect.

The techniques in this video can be used to prepare text for any cutting program.