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Trick for Tracing Hard to Trace Images in Silhouette Studio

The detailed tracing capabilities is one of my favorite things about Silhouette Studio. But it can be frustrating when you can't get a good trace on a photo, so I've learned to use a hidden little gem of a tool to make tracing easier.

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Silhouette School weekly contributor Becky Dykes is here to show us how the Invert Effect - which is hidden away in the Shader Effects tool - can be a lifesaver for hard to trace images.

Silhouette Studio File Types: Avoiding the Silhouette Studio File Not Supported Error

There are at least a dozen different file types you can import into Silhouette Studio - but not all files types are supported in all versions of Silhouette Studio.   If you've ever gotten the error "Silhouette Studio File Not Supported" it's because you are attempting to import a file that the version of Silhouette Studio you are using can't open. 

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This Silhouette Studio tutorial provides an easy break down and list of file types Silhouette Studio supports...and therefore which can be cut with your Silhouette CAMEO, Portrait, and Curio.

Bulk Importing Files Into Silhouette Studio Library

Did you know Silhouette Studio gives you the ability to import multiple files into your library at the same time?!

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Bulk file importing into Silhouette Studio is no question a huge time saver. Honestly, I wish I realized this feature was even an option a long time ago!

Advantages of Screen Printing with Silhouette and Vinyl (and book #9)

I've shared tutorials on the blog previously about how to screen print with Silhouette vinyl...but I get a lot of questions about "why would I screen print rather than use heat transfer vinyl or a freezer paper stencil." So today I thought I'd answer that question, because it is a good one!

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I should start off by saying I love screen printing, freezer paper stencils and heat transfer vinyl, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages.  When screen printing with Silhouette you cut a vinyl stencil, place it on a screen and use a squeegee to push an even layer of paint over a screen and onto the surface below.  It's then set with heat.

Free Monogram Turkey Set: Silhouette Cut Files and Designs

I might be geeking out a little over this free set of commercial use monogram turkey cut files. I mean you this not the best Freebie Friday ever?!

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This adorable set of 8 Thanksgiving turkey monogram SVG files (also available as DXF, PNG, and more file type) is from Cuttable Designs and it's free for Silhouette School members.

Silhouette Studio Packet Size: Why You SHOULD Change the Default

There are several Silhouette Studio defaults that, when changed, actually improve the performance of your Silhouette cutting machine and Silhouette Studio.  One of them is the Packet Size which is an advanced default setting.  Changing it can actually not only increase the performance of your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait, but also give you better cuts.


Silhouette School's weekly contributor Becky Dykes is here today to explain this important change!

Silhouette Studio and Sublimation Printing: A Beginner Tutorial

I'm not afraid to say that I have yet to come across a printable vinyl that I can say I really love...and that's why I am so thrilled that I have finally been able to combine the powers of Silhouette with sublimation printing.

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Sometimes there are those multi-color designs that honestly are just too detailed for cutting and layering on vinyl. That's where sublimation comes in.  When combined with Silhouette, sublimation basically allows you to design in Silhouette Studio and then print (sans cut) on sublimation printer paper and apply with heat to certain surfaces such as coasters, mugs, and phone cases.  It's easy, fast and results in a really professional-looking product.  But...I would definitely consider a sublimation printer an investment.

Silhouette Print and Cut Registration Failed on Glossy Paper? Here's the Fix!

If you've ever tried to do a Silhouette Print and Cut on glossy, pearlized, foil or shiny paper only to have the registration fail - fear not! Do I have a Silhouette CAMEO hack for you!

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The print and cut problem is potentially threefold:
  1. The glossy-ness of the paper causes the rollers to slip and actually grab - and then print on - the piece of paper below the sticker paper in the printer tray
  2. The glossy-ness of the paper prevents the printer rollers from grabbing the paper at the right time therefore printing the registration marks too high on the page
  3. The glare caused by the glossy paper prevents the machine from properly reading the registration marks. 

DIY Cutting Paper Medallions wiith Silhouette CAMEO (Free Cut File)

A few months back I made a paper medallion wreath for my sister's baby shower and you all went crazy for it when I shared on Instagram! Well today I'm here to tell you how I made each and every one of those paper medallions with the help of my Silhouette CAMEO.

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Now if you'll excuse me - I have been a bad blogger. Since I didn't plan on using the baby shower wreath as a tutorial I didn't take any pictures of the process so I had to go make a new set of medallions just for this tutorial. That'll teach me!

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Free Paper Medallion Silhouette Studio Cut File

It's Friday and around here that means it's time to give you a free Silhouette Studio cut file! This week I'm sharing a design you can use to cut paper medallions or folded paper fans with your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait.

Tips for Designing in Silhouette Studio Using Basic Shapes

One of my most common questions from Silhouette users is how to design their own files in Silhouette Studio.

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There are tons of reasons to create your own instead of purchase, including the ability to sell your original files in SVG format.  With Halloween right around the corner, Silhouette School weekly contributor Becky Dykes is here with a tutorial on how to create your own witch hat using a few basic shapes in Silhouette Studio.