Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Silhouette Tutorial–Group & Ungroup Buttons

Two of the tools I use quite frequently with my Silhouette are the group and ungroup buttons, located at the bottom left of the page.

To show how they work, I’m going to start with this keys image.

Let’s say I only want to use ONE of those keys, so I need to erase part of the image. The easiest and fastest way to do this is to use the ungroup selected shapes button.

Once you click on it, all the different shapes will be “ungrouped”.

Now I can go through and click and delete the parts I don’t want, until I'm left with the one key I liked.

See how even that one key is made up of a couple of shapes? I simply click on the “group selected shapes” button and now it’s back to one shape.

The “group selected shapes” button is also very useful when you have several parts of an image and need to resize the whole thing.
For example: let’s add some more to this key, like words and another image.

I need to resize this, but it would be a pain to size each shape individually, so I am going to select all (CTRL, A),

then hit the “group selected shapes” button to make everything one shape.

Nice feature, huh?

Try it out. I guarantee you will love it and find yourself using it all the time!
If you have any questions, please let me know.


  1. Again, Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Makes me wish I had one to follow along. Oh well, maybe birthday.

  2. Oh this is a wonderful feature. It seems as though it is easy to use! Thank you!

  3. Please! The more tutorials on the Silhouette the better. I really appreciate it.

  4. Thank you so much for posting this. I could not figure out how to do this!

  5. Thank you so much for posting this. I could not figure out how to do this!

  6. Thanks so much! Santa brought me a cameo and I have no idea how to use it - these tutorials are so helpful!

  7. I echo the sentiments of all the other comments. Thank you so much for posting these tutorials. I just got a Cameo and these posts are very helpful!


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