Silhouette Sunday – #2

Hello Everyone! Well it is week two of Silhouette Sunday and I am still continuing to explore my Silhouette. I learned how to perform a print and cut.  This has proven to be a major blessing for me because I hand color and cut my cards. So if I can cut down on production time in any way it is great news.  Next week I will share with you how to print and cut digital images and I will include a cheat sheet you can print and cut that you can use to remember the steps.

Yesterday I was printing and cutting one of my new digi images and I came across a problem and instead of searching for a solution on the web I played around and found a solution. I will, however explore this feature further online and in the manual and provide more in-depth information in the future.

Creating outline for digital image.

Creating outline for digital image.

What happened was that I got to the point where I was in the Trace Window and I had created the Outer Edge of the image (you see it in red to the left of the image).   Well I noticed the outlines for her bows on her head were not quite right. They were a little short.

click on edit points

click on edit points

So I clicked on Edit Points in the task bar on the left.  You then can see all the points on the outline.

The bow on her hair was cut off.

The bow on her hair was cut off.

Then I moved the image back  onto the outline and I could better see where the red lines cut off the bows. I began clicking on the points and moving them out.

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Additional edit points menu when you right click on the points.

I noticed that the moved out and were forming a straight path. So I right clicked while on a point and an additional menu for editing points appeared. I saw the option to make rounded points. And for this instance the bow was rounded at the tip so I clicked on rounded and was pleasantly surprised to see that when I moved the point out further it outlined the bow without cutting it off.

perfect outline

perfect outline

I learned that you can edit the points on the outlines and how to accommodate curved paths.  This will come in handy in the future.  Well I hope I haven’t confused you and if nothing else inspired you to explore this amazing tool more because there is always more to learn.

Thanks for travelling through this journey with me.

Belinda

 

 

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