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How to Remove White Border on Sticker Designs in Silhouette Studio

When making stickers there are some times when you want to make them with a white border around them, and then there are other times when you want to make stickers without a white border. 

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In this tutorial, we'll show you how to remove the white border around PNG sticker designs in Silhouette Studio.

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The sticker PNG files we're using from So Fontsy's August SVG and Font Bundle include the white border around them. 

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You can see in the Send panel of Silhouette Studio that the red cut line of the PNG isn't right up against the image, instead it's offset - which leaves that white border around the image when you print them on white sticker paper.

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But, if you wanted to cut out these stickers without a white border around them, then it's actually very easy to remove that offset.  

In Silhouette Studio open the sticker PNG files that include the white border.

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Open the Trace panel from the right sidebar. Click "Select Trace Area" and draw a box around the stickers to select your trace area. 

Because this is a high-quality PNG file, Silhouette Studio can trace it really cleanly. I didn't need to adjust any trace settings.

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Click Trace and Detach.

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What this does is it now allows you to click and drag away just the white area from around the sticker! Delete that outer white border.

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You can now see in the Send Panel how the cut lines are right around the outside edge of the image.

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If you're interested in learning more about what the difference is between kiss cut stickers and die cut stickers, check out the following blog post on the So Fontsy blog.

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And don't forget you can grab the stickers we used in this post in the August 2022 SVG and Font Bundle at So Fontsy.


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