Let’s Explore v4 – Sketch Panel

One of the options with the Silhouette machine is using pens in the tool holder and then the Silhouette will draw the design you choose. There are sketch designs that you can find in the Silhouette Design store and are all ready to use with your sketch pens.
This is one of my favorites I did while preparing for a class.

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But, did you know that you can turn images into sketched designs? If you have the Designer Edition upgrade to the Silhouette software, you have the Sketch Panel available to you.

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This is so fun to play around with and you never know what you may like until you try it.

Sketch Settings

Sketch Panel detail copy

  1. Edge Sketch – 7 different edge style sketchesEdge Sketch

    As you can see, each one gives it a little different look. Keep in mind that the more lines you see or the darker the sketch is, the longer it will take to sketch out that design.

  2. Fill Sketch –  8 different fill option for the sketch design.Fill Sketch

    In the above example, an outer edge sketch line was chosen to help show the design better and then each one is a Fill option.

  3. Release Sketch – This opens up a whole new world of possibilities in editing your sketch design. Once the sketch is released, then you can access individual point editing on the sketched design and can manipulate it how you like.


    On the left is before the sketch is released. Each of the gray points is an edit point that can be manipulated in this design.
    On the right is after the sketch has been released. Now, not only do you have the gray edit points, but the sketch fill lines have been released so you can move those as well. Keep in mind that a red dot means that it is an open point and not a closed object, so you will not be able to fill this with color. You can move the red dots towards each other and connect the dots to change the sketch fill.

And there are even more options

Advanced Sketch Settings

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  1. Edge Effect – 4 options for Edge Effect. These look the same when you first click on them, but with each one there may be more options for you to adjust the design.

    Plain – there are no further options given.
    AS Plain

    Continuous – Option for width, density & waver.
    AS Continuous
    I have made a few adjustments from the photo above to show you the difference.

    AS Continuous2

    Rough – Option for stroke length, width, density, splay, curvature.
    AS Rough 1
    And this photo below shows a few adjustments and how it can change the look of the sketched design.

    AS Rough 2

    Scribble – Options for loop separation, loop size, randomness, and density.
    AS Scribble 1
    And here is an example of adjustments made to the Scribble options.

    AS Scribble 2

  2. Fill Type – 3 additional options for Fill type – none, zigzag, and hatch

    Zigzag – Options for spacing, angle, offset
    FT Zigzag
    And here is adjusting those options.
    FT Zigzag2

    Hatch – Options for spacing, angle, sweep, offset.
    FT Hatch1
    And more adjustments made to the Hatch fill.
    FT Hatch2

  3. Options – As shown in the examples above, these options change for each type of sketch fill you choose.
  4. Fill Effect – 2 advanced Options

    Rough – options for stroke length, width, density, splay, curvature.
    FE Rough1
    And changing the options up a bit, yields a different sketched look.
    FE Rough2

    Scribble – Options are loop separation, loop size, randomness, and density
    FE Scribble 1.JPG
    And more adjustments to the options.
    FE Scribble 2

Now, did you know there were so many options? You could play with this feature for a long time and make many different designs with it, just by changing a few things.

Sketch pens are so fun to play with and can make very unique designs.

Keep in mind that that the Sketch Panel is available for those that have the Designer Edition upgrade to the Silhouette software.

Check out this video showing how to turn a design into a sketched design using this Sketch Panel.

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Explore v4 – Sketch Panel

  1. Thank you so much for the detailed description of sketching. I’ve been using that fundtion for awhile mainly on the Curio, but was not aware of the advanced ketch, fill, etc. So glad I subscribed.

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