Hopefully all these tutorials are teaching you to not be afraid of your silhouette (and to GET IT OUT OF THE BOX!) and if you don’t have one…did you know that you can buy one at expressions vinyl?
okay…….today we are talking about getting the images to cut on your cameo
The silhouette studio has a wonderful amount of the cutest stuff…..
and a lot of these images come with multiple images (like these borders….so while you are spending a dollar..you are really only spending 25 cents an image) and you can right click and separate images so i could use them multiple ways!
but let’s pretend you can’t find exactly what you are looking for…..
i’m making a lego bag to hold my kid’s legos…and what i wanted is not what they had…
so i found an image on google…
see…there it is!!!
it shows up just like the picture…..to get the image you want to cut (or print) you are going to use one of my FAVORITE things! TRACE!
you click on the trace and push select trace area….
so if you just wanted the basic lines than this will work for you…
but if you want to adjust the thickness and keep the lines nice unclick the high pass filter.
you could click trace outer edge……which will give you this….
(after you click trace you will have to move your image off to see it)
now…trace has pros and cons….
it’s awesome (that’s a pro) and it can be used to get those images you can’t find….
you can even adjust your size after to make it bigger and larger…
another pro is you can still adjust the color/ pattern…
BUT a con…you can’t ungroup anything…(you can use compound path…and it does the same thing but not as simple as ungroup)
(which you can totally do if you buy it in the silhouette studio….
these pie shapes can be ungrouped and i can adjust the pie pieces to how i want them!
let’s say you wanted this love you (without the speech bubble)
alright…one of my commenter’s questions was how to put your own clipart into the silhouette studio library….. which is really easy…
you go to file in your studio
once you start getting so many images..it’s easiest to have them organized..or you won’t be able to find anything!!!!!
tomorrow we are going to go over this commenter’s question…
“I would like to make a football helmet for my son’s room. I would like it to be 36 x 36. i know I can only make the width 12, what is your suggestion on making everything correct? i am thinking I will have to use 2 pieces and try to connect it the best I can. Have you ever tried this before?”
Great post. I'm about to buy the portrait and I' m so excited!!!