Silhouette Studio v4 – Knockout

Have you heard of the technique called the Knock out technique? With a knock out, you are taking 2 or more layers and subtracting it from the bottom layer below. This will help in reducing the bulk of materials with things such as HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and especially helpful when you are using glitter … Continue reading Silhouette Studio v4 – Knockout

Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 1

The Modify Panel has lots of neat tools in it that perform a variety of functions. It can be found on the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4. Let's take a look at all the tools in this panel. Weld - Joining two or more objects that are overlapping together to form 1 object. … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 1

Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Object on Path

Replicate Panel - Object on Path I am sure you have seen other projects where people had a design replicated multiple times in a shape and you've said "How did they do that?" Well, today we are going to explore how to do that right in the Silhouette Studio v4. The Replicate Object on Path … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Object on Path

Layered vinyl decal for a teacher gift

Today I am creating a vinyl decal that could be applied to a variety of items that would be great for a teacher. For this decal, I am combining 2 files found in the May Bundle at SoFontsy - Apple Monogram Frames and A-Z Hand lettered Initials. Measure and create your design to the size … Continue reading Layered vinyl decal for a teacher gift

Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Panel

Want to make a copy of your design, font or an object? Then the Replicate Panel can be very helpful! This is found on the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4. This tool works great if you are wanting to replicate several copies of your design. Let's Explore the Replicate panel! Duplicate - Choose … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Panel

Let’s Explore – Transform – Shear

Today we are on the final tab of the Transform Panel - the Shear tab. This Panel is available if you have the Designer Edition upgrade to the software. This is another tool that is often overlooked. Why would you use it? You can change the look of a basic shape, design or even font … Continue reading Let’s Explore – Transform – Shear

Cutting without a mat on the Cameo 3

Did you know you could cut without a mat with the Cameo 3? Yes! You can! The Portrait and all the Cameo machines have the ability to cut certain materials without a mat. I see this asked a lot so let's take a look at how to set it up properly to get a good … Continue reading Cutting without a mat on the Cameo 3

Let’s Explore v4 – Transform = Move

Did you know that you can Move objects on your Silhouette Design mat specifically into place? Pretty neat when you start to look at it. Under the Transform Panel on the right side, then the 4th tab at the top of the Panel is the "Move By" tab. This allows you to move an object … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Transform = Move

Bus Driver Appreciation gift

Over on the Silhouette School blog today I showed how to use the Cut by Fill Color option to create a layered vinyl decal for perfect placement.   Now I'm going to show you how I took that design, shrunk it down and used the same technique to create a bag tag for our Bus … Continue reading Bus Driver Appreciation gift

Let’s Explore v4 – Rotate

Hi everyone! This week we are continuing on our journey to explore more of Silhouette Studio v4. We are looking today at the Transform Panel - Rotate tab. You will find this on the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4 as shown below. If  you want to manually rotate an object, you can do … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Rotate