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Silhouette Studio Puzzle Tool Tutorial (V4.2 Series)

One of the new features that will be released when Silhouette Studio V4.2 is released later this summer is the ability to put a puzzle overlay over a shape in Silhouette Studio. The Puzzle Tool is our focus for this week's Silhouette School V4.2 Tutorial Series.

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The most popular use for this tool is likely to be to cut photos - whether they are printed on paper, printable magnet sheets or some other material. 

Start by opening Silhouette Studio. You can drag in a photo from your desktop, open a photo from your library, or draw a rectangle and then fill it with a photo from your Fill Patterns.

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However you get there, you want a rectangular photo in your Silhouette design area. 

Once the photo is in your work area, open the Puzzle tool panel from the right sidebar. This tool is available in Silhouette Studio V4.2 Designer Edition Plus and higher.

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With the Puzzle panel open, select your photo and then click “Puzzle Selected Shape”.

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Once the puzzle overlay has been placed over your photo, you’ll get a bunch of different options in the Puzzle tool panel.  You can adjust the number of puzzle pieces by changing the number of rows and columns.

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You can also keep the Curvature box checked (to have curved puzzle pieces) or uncheck it to make the puzzle pieces squared off.

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Adjusting the “Wobble” will move the location of the “interlocking area” on each puzzle piece.

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So how do you go about cutting your Silhouette Studio puzzle designs? You would treat it as a print and cut.

To move forward with printing and cutting, adjust the Page Setup and add registration marks.

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Then print to your home printer. Remember the puzzle piece cut lines won’t print (as long as you don’t have a line weight on them).  Then load the sheet onto your Silhouette cutting mat and send it to cut. The cutter edge of the design along with the puzzle pieces will be cut.




If you're looking for more free Silhouette V4.2 Tutorials check out the Silhouette School V4.2 Feature Series.


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