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Silhouette Studio Transfer Properties Tool Tutorial: A Gem of a Design Tool

There's a little gem of a tool hidden along the top tool bar of Silhouette Studio in Designer Edition. It's the Transfer Properties tool. If you haven't used it - you're totally missing out on a shortcut in designing!

Silhouette Studio transfer properties tool, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio

To keep it simple, the transfer Properties tool does just that - it transfers or copies properties such as fill color, line color and font style to another line of text or shape.

Let's start with a line of text to show you how easy this is to use.

Open up Silhouette Studio and type out a line of text. As you start typing out the text, you'll get the default font style...Boooooring.
TIP: Now type out another line in a separate text box. This is how I design almost all of my text-based designs - everything gets it's own text box. It make editing and designing much easier when you can manipulate everything on it's own.  (Just a little mini lesson there for you).
Select the first line of text and pick a new font style from the Text Style window.

Also fill it with a color or pattern or gradient using one of the three Fill tools along the top tool bar. You can see here, in this example, I selected font "Bauhaus 93" and filled with pink and gave the line both a green color and a weight.

Silhouette Studio transfer properties tool, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio

In just two clicks we're going to give the second line of text the exact same properties as the first.

First,  select the second line of text.  Then click the Transfer Properties tool icon along the top tool bar. Your mouse icon will become a little "color picker".  Use it to click on the first line of text..anywhere on the first line of text.


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Ta Da! The properties from the text line or shape you clicked are transferred to the shape or text you have selected!

Silhouette Studio transfer properties tool, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio

This also works for shapes....

Here I have three bunnies. The first I filled with one of the default patterns from the Fill Patterns tool (in blue along the top tool bar below).

Silhouette Studio transfer properties tool, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio

In the screen grab below you can see all three of the bunnies.  The middle bunny I selected > clicked Transfer Properties too > clicked the line of text that reads "transfer properties" and the same pink fill, line weight, and line color are transferred from the text to the bunny shape!

And of course on the third bunny I transferred the properties from bunny #1 by simply clicking it with bunny #3 selected.

Silhouette Studio transfer properties tool, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio

Don't you love when you learn about a fun shortcut in Silhouette Studio! If Silhouette Studio Designer Edition wasn't worth it for you already, I'd say this definitely makes it worth the one time upgrade.

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