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 – 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

Creating a shadow box with Silhouette

Everyone starts out with one material or another, mine was paper. I started with my Silhouette as a paper-crafter and it has grown from there. A while back I was visiting friends in Kansas and playing with the Silhouette and my friend asked if I could trace a photo for her that a friend took. … Continue reading Creating a shadow box with Silhouette

Let’s Explore v 4 Recap

We are half-way through 2018 - can you believe that? So it's the perfect time to recap what the "Let's Explore v4" series has covered so far since January. Let's Explore v 4 series Page Setup Panel - Tab 1 - Page Size & Cutting Mat Page Setup Panel - Tab 2 - Grid Options … Continue reading Let’s Explore v 4 Recap

“Tank” top

I created this shirt for my son to wear on vacation. He is all about Army and tanks at 6 years old and picked out this Military Set by Studio Ilustrado in the Silhouette Design Store. When this file is opened there are multiple designs so I had to right click on it then chose  ungroup … Continue reading “Tank” top

Using multiple files to create a design

Where do you find your ideas? I am a big Pinterest lover. I pin a lot of things of all categories and sometimes just sit and pin ideas for hours. I find it relaxing. Do I make all the pins I save? No - but I have made quite a few. Check out my Pinterest … Continue reading Using multiple files to create a design

Let’s Explore v4 – Nesting Feature

If you have the Designer Edition upgrade to the Silhouette Studio, the Nesting feature is available in the software. This feature allows you to "nest" the design together to either conserve material or create a new design. Let's Explore the Nesting Panel. Set Selected Shape as Boundary - Select a shape to be the nesting … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Nesting Feature

Let’s Explore v4 – Pop Up Panel

Today we are exploring the Pop Up Panel. Did you know there was such a thing? If you have v4.1.197 or higher of the Silhouette software, then this is available to you. This is a neat feature that you can take a design and make it pop out of base shape, such as a card. … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Pop Up Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 2

So last week we talked about the differences in welding, subtract, subtract all, intersect, divide and crop in the Modify Panel - Tab 1. This week we are moving on to something that I think is very often more confusing than it should be - Modify Panel - Part 2 - Compound Paths. First, if … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 2

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