The question comes from Jamie who asks:
I have a question in regards to the Silhouette. Our school as a mascot that isn't on a Cricut cartridge. Is there a way to download this to a silhouette? Please help me answer this question!The exciting news is it's a big ol' YES to Jamie's question. The more exciting news is the possibilities are nearly endless as long as the image is in JPEG or GIF form.
Jamie wants to work with her school's mascot and as long as she has a JPEG or GIF file of it, she's good to
First, open Silhouette Studio.
Put your JPEG image on your computer's desktop.
Simply drag the image into the Silhouette studio work area. TIP: It's easiest if you move your Internet window so it's not taking up your entire computer screen.
Resize the image if you wish to do that.
Click the 'Open the Trace Window' tool button. It's the little blue and yellow icon on the right side of the top bar that I have circled in red below. with the little '#1'.
Click 'Select Trace Area' on the right sidebar. It's circled above and next to the #2.
Using your mouse, draw a box around your image. The box will appear as blue. A yellow or red outline will appear around the image outline. Now it should something like this ... If the outline is too thick or not quite right you can adjust it using the sliding bars in the trace settings.
Now click 'Trace Outer Edge'. Can you see the thin red outline around the pieces of the Spartan image now in the below image?
Use your mouse to grab the original colored image and pull it out of the work space. The trace/cut file will stay.
Click on the original jpeg or gif image and hit delete. Now only the cut file remains.
Now you can cut the file or save it to your silhouette library and/or as a studio file. Here's a look at how my Spartan cut on cardstock.
That's all there is to cutting a GIF or JPEG with Silhouette.
Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School. If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!