Since it’s the beginning of a new year…and hopefully everyone got what they wanted for Christmas…and i’m sure that included a cameo…cause it’s the only present you will ever need….
well..that and some vinyl.
anyways..i thought i would start at the beginning and post all my silhouette love posts—a basic run down of all the how-tos (that i have figures out thus far!)
day 1…is basics of the basics…..
Each silhouette comes with the silhouette studio software that you upload on your computer. (the silhouette also works with other programs (i have the SCAL (sure cuts a lot) but as i go along and learn more and more..there is stuff this program does that scal can’t even compare with!!!!)
once everything is all downloaded…your screen looks like this….
one thing scal doesn’t have is open files like in the bottom left corner…makes it nice that you can jump from project to project…(but when you push x in the corner it will close out the whole studio…and if you haven’t saved your projects it will delete them…so save as you go!!!!)
and all the things up in the right corner are coming soon so stay tuned!
okay. to start….the software is pretty basic…
new document, open, save, save to sd card, send to printer, send to silhouette, copy paste cut, undo redo, zoom in and out with a button and with your mouse, and that last one is to make your screen resume to the normal view
the one you need to know is the A. (on the left hand side of your screen) it’s the text button. you are going to click on that and then click on your mat
if you take your mouse and drag it over to the left..it will smoosh in your words
there is also a free image every week…so make sure you go in and get it each week! they are so cute!
this is the cute one i just downloaded!!!! happy 2012 (um….2013!) If you sign up for the silhouette blog in your reader they will do a post about the free shapes to help remind you to grab them!)
when you get them they go into your library…(the book button) this software came with 51 free ones….(the ones you see here are all free) some great basic ones that can come in handy!
so. there you have it! the very basics of the silhouette!
or to just get rid of a part of the shape.
now go play around with it and get comfortable with it so next month we can start doing something fun…..
PLEASE let me know if you have questions about anything silhouette related! i want to make sure this is as helpful as can be!!!!