For this tutorial I’m going to be cropping some door photos that I took while in Barcelona last month. This is just the first step in my full project, which I’ll reveal soon on the blog. Believe me you don’t want to miss this one!
Since I’ve covered the basics on how to import photos and jpegs to Silhouette Studio extensively here and here and here, I’m going to go through it quickly today. Basically just drag and drop the photo into Studio from the desktop.
Once the photo is in Silhouette Studio, resize it so it’s manageable to work with. To resize, select the photo and drag one of the corners in towards the center of photo to make it smaller.
There’s not an official ‘cropping’ tool like you’re probably used to…however the knife tool works perfectly for cropping.
Click on the knife tool on the right sidebar of Silhouette Studio (circled in the above pic) and then hold down shift while you draw a splice through the area of the photo that you want to crop off.
Repeat on all sides.
If you crop too much just hit the Undo tool to go back to the previous edits. You can hit undo as many times as is necessary.
If you don't have Silhouette Studio Designer Edition you won't have all these knife options, but don't worry you can still crop your photos with the straight edge knife tool.
After the photo is cropped to your liking, click on the Select tool or hit esc (otherwise the knife tool will follow you around the work area). Drag the area of the photo that you want to keep away from the spliced areas. Then select the areas of the image that you cut away and delete them by simply selecting them and hitting 'delete'.
Again resize the image if necessary.
Now you can use the photos for print and cuts or simply print to your computer. Just remember to turn on the print area boundary to ensure your entire photo is within the safe printing zone. Go to the Page Settings tool > check the box for print area.
If you’re not ready to print quite yet, you can save the photos to your Silhouette Studio library just as you would any other design. I had about 20 photos to crop so saving them to my library was definitely the way to go.
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