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Secret Extra Characters and Free Designs in Silhouette Studio

You wanna know what happens when you sit on a 5 hour flight without WIFI and just play around in Silhouette Studio?

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You discover cool things and secret hidden menus like…the ability to open and cut hundreds of special characters.
As I was looking through the Silhouette Studio menus I discovered one I had never clicked on before - pretty crazy since I have been teaching Silhouette tutorials for four and a half years now.  Turns out at the bottom of the Edit menu there’s a sub menu called Emojis and Symbols.  I like to live on the edge so I clicked it…

UPDATE: Turns out this option is only available to those on MAC computers...bummer!  I'll be on the hunt for an alternative for PC users.

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WHAT?! These can’t be cut files? Can they?

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Right clicking on any of them gives you the option to Copy to Clipboard…as it turns out the emojis were a no go.  I’ll keep trying…on my return flight.





But pretty much every other Character opened in Silhouette Studio as a symbol…with cut lines. Here’s how this works….

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First find your symbol > right click > Copy to Clipboard.

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Then in a Silhouette Studio work area open the Text tool and start a text box.

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Then Paste…you can use the keyboard shortcut or the Paste tool along the Quick Access Tool bar along the top.

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You’ll likely get a bunch of mumbo jumbo like this…including a rectangle which is NOT your design. What you need to do is change the Text Style to Arial Unicode MS…that’s who the magic happens.

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Now just select all the other junk that comes in with your symbol and delete it.

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Find another and keep on copying/pasting them. I can’t believe how many characters you can open this way!

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