Let’s Explore v4 – 3-D tank project

I love creating 3-D paper projects and my kids love to shop over my shoulder when I'm looking in the Silhouette Design Store. My son who loves army, tanks, and soldiers saw this Combat Tank 3D Box design in the store a few weeks back and has been asking me to build it ever since. … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – 3-D tank project

Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Studio

Silhouette Studio Design Tab Diagram In January 2018, I started the "Let's Explore v4" series with the intention of breaking down each of the panels on the right side of the Silhouette v4 software and explaining the parts of them. When I started, I had no idea how far it would go and it has … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Studio

Let’s Explore v4.2 – Flexi Shapes

Flexishapes *This post may contain affiliate links. New with the Silhouette Studio v4.2 software is a feature called FlexiShapes. What are they? FlexiShapes are another Tool in the Silhouette Software to help you create or add to a design. Let's take a look at the Silhouette Studio v4 layout. There are 2 side menus in … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4.2 – Flexi Shapes

Let’s Explore v4 – Recovered Documents

Recovered Documents Did you know that the Silhouette software has an Auto-save feature? When you open the Silhouette Studio program, is there a Recovered Documents Panel that pops up? This Panel can also be found under the File menu in the top left corner, then Open Recovered. The Auto save feature will save a copy … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Recovered Documents

Let’s Explore v4 – Selection Preferences

Did you know that you can change your Selection Preferences in the Silhouette software? To open the Preference Panel, click on the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the Design tab or click on the Edit menu in the top right corner and choose Preferences. Selecting an Object There are several ways to … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Selection Preferences

Let’s Explore v4 – Edit Points

Have you seen Edit points before? Do they intimidate you? Well let's see if we can change that. What are Edit points? Edit points are basically the data points the Silhouette reads to make a particular shape of the object. Each edit point has qualities on how it is supposed to act such as straight … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Edit Points

Let’s Explore v4 – Designing with shapes Part 2

Last week, in Part 1 of Designing with shapes, we used the tools in the Silhouette software to draw an egg shape. Now, we will use those same tools to draw decorations for that egg. Check out the previous post HERE to see 2 different ways to draw an egg shape. I had 3 eggs … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Designing with shapes Part 2

Let’s Explore v4 – Designing with shapes

In October of 2018, I put up a vinyl skeleton on our front door. After Halloween, my kids & husband asked me to leave it up because they thought it would be fun to decorate all year long. They tell me the ideas that they would like to accessorize the skeleton with and I cut … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Designing with shapes

Let’s Explore v4 – Warp Templates

The warp templates area new to the v4.2 software release. They are available with the Designer Edition upgrade or higher and a version higher than v4.2.279 of the Silhouette software. To update the Silhouette software version, I would highly recommend going to the Silhouette website and downloading the update direct from there. Before updating the … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Warp Templates

Let’s Explore v4 – Text to path

Text to path *created in version 4.2 of the Silhouette software Let's explore how to take ordinary text and make it more interesting by adding it onto a path. The most common way I see this used is when you want the text to form to a circle or oval shape. But why stop there? … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Text to path