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This week I have an amazing monogram font set to share with you from my friends over at Cuttable Designs.
I know how you all feel about monograms...but I also know the monogram font sets sometimes cause some confusion when it comes to combining the left, middle, and right letters in Silhouette Studio.
For that reason I'm also going to share a quick Silhouette Studio tutorial on using monogram fonts!
The first thing you want to do is download this awesome free monogram font from Cuttable Designs to your computer.
You'll also need to unzip the file after you've downloaded it. Inside the zip folder you'll find the monogram set in various formats - PDF, SVG, DXF, EPS, etc.
One thing to keep in mind as you work with this monogram set in Silhouette Studio, is it is actually not a 'font'. That means it won't show up in your font list in Silhouette Studio and you should treat it as a design, not a font.I'm going to be referring to the SVG monogram set from here on out, but know the same pretty much applies for all of the file types offered on his set.
Within each folder you will see a Left, Center, and Middle file for each letter...so there are a total of 78 files in each folder. Since my monogram is mVa I need to open the "Left M", "Middle V", and "Right A".
Start by opening up Silhouette Studio. Go to File > Open and navigate to the SVG folder. Scroll down to the find the "LEFT M" and click "Open."
The design will open in Silhouette Studio most likely very, very small. Do not re-size it yet. We want to wait until all three designs are in Studio so we can re-size them all at the same proportion.
Now, to get the V in the same Silhouette Studio work area go to File > Merge and navigate to the "Middle V". Repeat the same Merge process for the "Right A". Using the Merge option will open a new design in the same work area rather than starting a new work space.
In Studio, select all three parts of your monogram and re-size/enlarge them at the same time.
Use your mouse to manually move the left and right letters into place around the middle letter. Then select all three letters again and click the Align tool. With all the letters selected under Align Vertical select Align Middle.
You're almost done!
If you used the SVG, EPS or DXF files you can go to the Cut Settings window and turn on the cut lines by clicking "Cut".
(If you used the PDF letters you'll need to trace the monogram to create cut lines.)
Now you're ready to cut this awesome free monogram! And if you made it all this way and haven't downloaded this free monogram font yet, grab it here.
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