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Mirroring Curved Text for HTV in Silhouette Studio (The EASY 3 Step Way)

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A few months ago I did a post on how to mirror curved text for HTV (this is most commonly needed for logos).  My tutorial included at least half a dozen steps.   Since then I've been asked the question repeatedly and each time instead of sending folks to the Silhouette School tutorial I explain in a matter of a sentence.  You see, I am always learning, too, and honestly the tutorial was NOT the easiest way to mirror curved text in Silhouette Studio.  But I assure you I have since learned THE easiest way and now I'm going to share it with you!

Go ahead and wrap or curve your text as you normally would. By the way, putting text on a curve is called 'Text to Path.'  If you need a refresher check out this tutorial for curving text. 

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Select the text.

Right click.

Select "Convert to Path"

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Now you can delete the circle you were using to create the curved effect AND from the Replicate window you can mirror your text like you would any other image so that you can correctly cut on HTV.

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Wondering why you have to mirror designs for HTV?? Click here for a beginners tutorial on Heat Transfer Vinyl.  

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  1. Thanx Melissa for your help with the tutorials. I appreciate it. Hannelie

  2. You are amazing! I am making a shirt for a pregnancy announcement... tomorrow! Haha I'm a bit of a procrastinator, but you saved me so much time! Thank you so much!

  3. Thanks Melissa, saved me again! X

  4. THANK YOU!!! You just saved my design!!

  5. I can ALWAYS find answers on your website! Thank you so much for making things so quick and easy to figure out solutions when working in SS.


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