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Creating Contour Cut Lines in Silhouette Studio: 5 Part Tracing Series (Plus Bonus)

Learning how to trace in Silhouette Studio is one of the most important things to master as tracing is fundamental to so many other functions in the Silhouette software including converting PNG and JPEGs to SVG files (aka vectorizing), adding borders and offsets, and creating contour cut lines.

Learn to Trace in Silhouette Studio

Because Silhouette Studio can be used by those with a Silhouette machine and those who do not have a Silhouette machine, the tracing tool allows for the creation of contour cut lines that can be used by Silhouette CAMEO and Portrait machines, and other cutting machines including the Roland BN-20 ecosolvent printer and cutter and other software programs including Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator. 

In fact you can use Silhouette Studio to create Roland Versaworks contour cut lines without the use of any other software if you want so read to the bottom for that tutorial. 

I have created this five part Silhouette Studio Tracing to Make Contour Cut Lines Series (plus bonus #6) in a way in which the first three parts build on themselves as you move through the series. Silhouette CAMEO users will find these three the most beneficial. 

Roland Versaworks, Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer users will want to continue on with Parts 4 and/or 5 as pairing Silhouette Studio and Affinity Designer (my preference) or Illustrator is the easiest and fastest way to create contour cut lines that Roland Versaworks will recognize to print and cut! 


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