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Designing for Die Cut Machines
One of the first steps in creating SVG cut file designs for electronic cutting machines such as Silhouette Cameo is to study what is popular in the crafting world, such as what types of projects, themes, color schemes and techniques are used most often by your potential customers.
Let's talk about the popularity for a new type of digital craft that results in a physical project made from materials, such as paper and fabric, that can be easily cut. But, the fun is that the crafter doesn’t do the cutting. This new craft method is commonly referred to as design and cut.
Computer Crafts and Digital Art
As soon as the digital imaging software became available, it was quickly applied to creating digital art. But at this same time, crafters began to incorporate the computer into their projects. In fact, I have always felt that computer crafting has been under appreciated as an art form.
How to Add Text to Silhouette Print and Cut Design
In this tutorial, we will use the Print and Cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo. First we will draw the cut lines for the design or open the SVG cut file. Next, add the text to the design and print on our cardstock. Then, load the paper into the Silhouette machine and cut the design.
Using SVG Cut Files In Silhouette Designer Ed
The Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software turns the SVG vector lines and shapes into cutting lines for the Silhouette cutting machine. Below are a few basic tips for using downloadable SVG cutting files with your Silhouette Cameo machine.
Silhouette Studio Designer Ed Software How-Tos
At first glance, the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software can be a bit confusing. But you will soon find that it is a very easy software to use. Below are a few basic tips for using your Silhouette SSDE.
Photoshop CC January 2014 Update
The January 2014 Photoshop CC update has a few nice enhancements including the new 3D printing process that allows Photoshop to communicate with 3D printers.
Designing Wedding Stationary
Digital art has become a very important part of wedding stationary. With many graphics programs, the bride can create a personal wedding stationary without the need of a professional printer. There are many pieces to wedding stationary from the traditional wedding invitation to a wedding website.
Paper Craft Card Design Envelope Sizes
The greeting card and craft industries have changed much over the last decade but the standard sizes of envelopes have remained constant. When beginning a new greeting card design for the Silhouette CAMEO, first determine the card size so that it fits inside a standard sized envelope.
Illustrator CC Fonts and CSS Styles
Illustrator CC has new panels for converting your design to CSS styles, working with fonts and color schemes.
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