Go to the File > Open option to locate and open the image file NOTE:If on a PC, "All Files" may need to be selected from the "file type" selection in the "Open" window in order to locate your files
Click on the Trace icon
Click on the Select Trace Area option
Draw a box around the image that is desired to be traced NOTE:The trace filter will show a yellow area covering the image. This yellow area is a preview for where your cut lines would be created.
Adjust the tracing filters to your liking.
Filters include the following:
High Pass Filter Trace lines are created beginning from the outside of your image and then working toward the inside of the image as the filter setting is adjusted up. This is a good option if you are trying to create a basic cutting frame from a more detailed image.
Threshold Determines how broadly you apply the trace filter to your image beginning with the darkest colors for low settings and applies lighter color parts as well as you move to higher settings.
Scale This setting controls the smoothness of edges around the image. It is only necessary to use if the image in question is of a low quality and highly pixilated.
Once the trace area has been drawn and desired filter settings are in place, select the desired tracing method under Apply Trace Method.
The available trace options are as follows:
Trace This option will trace all outer and inner lines. This is generally preferable if you are attempting to create a regular cut image with multiple parts and specific details to be cut.
Trace Outer Edge This option will create a cut line only around the outer edges of your image. This is generally preferable if you are attempting to create a Print & Cut image.
Trace and Detach This option will detach a portion of the print image from its original background. This can be helpful if you need to remove the white background of an imported print image, or just want to work with one smaller part of the imported image.
Performing these steps will create cut lines for the imported image.