Creating designs in Silhouette Studio v4

This week let's take a look at how to create your own design in the Silhouette Studio software using basic shapes and text. We will create an overlay that could be cut out of cardstock or other materials. I most often see these at trade shows cut by big, fancy laser cutters. But, why can't … Continue reading Creating designs in Silhouette Studio v4

Let’s Explore v4 – Puzzle Panel

This week we are going to explore one of the newly released features of the v4.2 software. The Puzzle Panel is available in the Silhouette software with the¬†Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition upgrade. (Use my code SECRETS10 to save an additional 10% off the great prices on upgrades at Swing Design) The Puzzle Panel … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Puzzle Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – How to open an svg file

I see many questions regarding .svg files come up across the Silhouette world, so let's take a look at it. What is a svg file? A .svg is a Scalable Vector Graphic. But what does that mean to a Silhouette user? It is a cut file that you can resize without losing image quality. How … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – How to open an svg file

Let’s Explore v4 – Tiling

The Tiling feature is a Business Edition upgrade feature that is found under the Media Setup Panel - Tab 4. The Media Setup Panel is found on the right side of the Silhouette software at the bottom of the icon toolbar. Depending on the size of your computer monitor you may see all the icons … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Tiling

Tips on Silhouette Studio Updates

I see so many questions regarding Silhouette Studio Updates, so let's discuss some information about a software update. Update vs Upgrade First, a Silhouette Studio update is different than a Studio upgrade. A¬†Silhouette software upgrade is a product you can purchase that unlocks additional features in the Silhouette software. There are 3 levels: Designer Edition, … Continue reading Tips on Silhouette Studio Updates

Let’s Explore v4 – Media Layout Setup Panel

Do you have the Business Edition upgrade? If not, there are so many neat features that are unlocked with it. I have to admit that I have not used this much as all, but after today, that will be changing. Media Layout Setup Panel What is it? If you have the Business Edition upgrade this … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Media Layout Setup Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Weeding Lines

Weeding Lines With the Silhouette Business Edition upgrade, there is a Weeding Lines feature. If you are new, the term "weeding" may be new to you. This is simply the removing the excess material around the design that you have cut. When you are using a material such as Oracal 651, it can be easier … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Weeding Lines

Let’s Explore v4 – Conical Warp Panel

Conical Warp - What is it? Conical warp shapes your design given the dimensions that you enter to fit the conical object you are trying to place a design on. A conical shape is one that is smaller at one end than the other, like a cup. Have you ever tried to place a vinyl … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Conical Warp Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Advanced Rhinestones

There are so many neat features of the Silhouette Studio software as you move up in the software upgrades. The Advanced Rhinestone Panel is an option if you have the Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition upgrade. At first glance or if you read the standard description, it may not seem like much of a … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Advanced Rhinestones