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Scalloped Circle and Illustrator Shape Builder
One thing about Illustrator is that you can easily create a path for just about any shape. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a 2.5 inches scalloped circle in Illustrator that will become an SVG cutting design for the Silhouette cutting machine.
Honeycomb Xmas Ornament SVG Cut Design
The honeycomb style Christmas ornament makes a great paper craft and the cut file for an ornament is easy to design. In this tutorial, we will create an SVG cut file for the Silhouette Cameo that will make a 2.5 inches high paper ornament.
Designing a Montage Layout SVG Cut File
A very popular type of paper craft is a collage or montage, usually containing photographs. I decided to try creating an SVG cut file for the Silhouette Cameo containing a group of cut lines for a rectangular montage.
Illustrator Spiral Tool
In this tutorial, we will complete the first step in creating an SVG cut line for a swirl design element. Swirls are very popular in scrapbooking and other paper craft projects. We will take a look at the Spiral tool and how to use it to draw a spiral in Illustrator.
Witches Labels - Background Paper
We will make three Halloween potion labels, featuring the three witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We will begin, in this tutorial, by creating the background paper design.
Digital Crafts Business 2014
Digital crafts has a short history of only a couple decades but things change quickly in the craft business. What does that mean for the digital artists and craft designer in 2014.
Moving From Photoshop to Illustrator - Layers
Recently, I started designing SVG cut files for the Silhouette cutting machine. These cut files need to be in SVG format in order for the cutting machine to make the correct cuts. Of course, Photoshop does not create SVG files, but Illustrator does. So let's take a look at moving to Illustrator.
Creative Cloud Classroom with Mike McHugh
This online video training course by Mick McHugh is offered free from Adobe KnowHow. The author demonstrates how Creative Cloud can make your life easier by syncing your Adobe iPhone/iPod, iPad and Desktop apps.
Adobe KnowHow Learning Center
Adobe KnowHow is a video training website from Adobe that started in 2013. What I like the most about it? You can buy one course at a time instead of a monthly charge on your account, even when you don’t find time to take a course for a month or so.
Silhouette Studio New PixScan Feature
Silhouette America released a new feature for their Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software. This new feature, named PixScan, works with both the CAMEO and the Portrait and gives more versatility to your cutting.
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