You guys are awesome! I’ve been getting lots of emails asking questions about the Silhouette.
It’s been great because it lets me know what you guys want to learn about. I’ve put together three different tutorials in relation to some of your questions and I’m hoping to get them all up in the next couple of days.
The one today is going to address tracing a little bit more.
Refer to this post to get some background about how to import your own images to use in the Silhouette program and trace them.
A problem many of you were having with tracing, was getting the double cut line.
For example, cute Ashlyn emailed me the picture she wanted to cut – this mask.
She saved it as a .jpg file and opened it up in Silhouette and proceeded to trace it and got this:
See the double cut lines?
This is probably how your picture looked before you hit trace.
Here’s how to fix the double cut lines.
Once you have your trace area selected, we need to play around with the settings until the exact image that we want cut is yellow. (When the black part is showing, the program is going to trace around the black part as well).
You can see that I had to increase my high pass filter, low pass filter, threshold, and scale.
The best way to figure out your settings is just play around with them, moving them up and down until your whole image is yellow.
Then we can hit trace.
Move your image out of the way and you can see that the trace was successful!
Hope that helps some of you guys out with tracing your own images!
If you guys have more questions, please feel free to ask. As long as I know how to answer, I am happy to do so!