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How to Get a Solid Fill with Silhouette Sketch Pens or Foil Quill

Don't want an outline, but want to give your design or font a solid fill when using sketch pens or Foil Quill with your Silhouette machine?

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It's easier than ever to do in Silhouette Studio.  This beginner Silhouette tutorial will walk you through the few steps to go from the standard cut file to a solid filled sketched or foiled design.

Make sure you are using Silhouette Studio version V4.2.471 or higher.  This techniques for all of the Silhouette machines.

Open the design and/or add your texted in a Silhouette Studio Design area.

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Click the Line Effects tool (previously called the Sketch fill) from the right sidebar to open the up the tool panel.

With the design selected, start by selecting the Solid Line Edge Effects.

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You can select any of the Fill Effects, but I prefer the hashed fill for pens and the line fill right above it when using felt tip markers.

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Next you'll want to move the Spacing bar to the left to reduce the space between each of the fill lines.  The exact distance of the line spacing will depend on the size of the design itself.
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Keep in mind designs with a line fill like this will take longer to process because each line is considered a cut line which is a lot of date for the machine and software to process.
 
Now you can move forward with sketching or foiling your design.

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That's all you need to do to solid fill a font or design in Silhouette Studio.

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4 comments

  1. Mine doens't look like your studio. Do you need a specific edition??

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    1. She says in the beginning which version you need.

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  2. This info is soooo helpful!! Thank you!

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