The split anchor with circle is so in right now. After I posted a recent tutorial on getting vinyl to stick to canvas, I was asked over and over again where I bought the design I put on my canvas. I rarely buy designs...and this one was no exception. So I figured it was worth a tutorial to show you how to make a split design with a welded circle.
I am using another anchor design to demonstrate, but this splitting method can be done with any shape. Start by opening up your anchor in Silhouette Studio.
With the shift key being held down, draw a circle. This just ensures you get a perfectly symmetrical circle.
Align the circle over the center of the circle. To perfect align open up the Align window. Highlight both the anchor and the circle and click Align Horizontally > Center, Align Vertically Center.
Before you weld...we're going to create an offset. So select the circle click the Offset icon and then offset. I went with the default distance, but you can change it if you want by moving the slide bar or typing in a distance.
Finally highlight the entire anchor and the circle and weld (Right Click > Weld) so you create solid design.
The same method works for welding a circle to any other shape or design such as chevron or a straight line.
How will you use your split circle designs? Share in a comment below.
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