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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.

Photorealistic Digital Art for Digital Stamp
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use a Photoshop engraving action to turn a photorealistic image into a digital stamp.

Review - 21-Day Drawing Challenge
In this new lynda.com video training, the author Von Glitschka teaches 21-day, or about 50 minutes, tutorial that will help you challenge and grow as an artist. Although the challenges are for traditional, analog drawing, you can still apply much of what you learn to your digital art.

How to Print and Cut Clip Art in Silhouette Cameo
Occasionally, you will want to use an image in your Silhouette project that isn’t an SVG cut file. In this tutorial, we will import a raster image into Silhouette and use the Trace feature to create a cut line. This is the process you will use to print and cut clip art in your Silhouette.

Paper Bead SVG Cut Files
In this Illustrator tutorial, we will continue making an SVG cut file for paper beads. In the previous tutorial, we created a tube and oval bead. Now we will create a cone and hour glass shaped bead.

Design a Paper Bead SVG Cut File
Paper jewelry is a very popular craft. Just look on Pinterest to see some of the beautiful hand made jewelry. I wanted to include some paper beads in my August altered art project for the Robin’s Nest Design Team. Of course, that lead to an SVG cut file for making paper beads.

Santos Cage Doll SVG Cut File - First Steps
Now that I am on the altered art design team for The Robin’s Nest company, ideas for SVG cut file projects have been swimming around in my head. One altered art project that seems to be very popular is the altered Santos type cage doll. So I decided to create my own SVG cut file.

SVG Cut File Design of Top Hat
But the first step was to create the SVG cut file for the top hat. I took the basic measurements of a candle that was about the right size for a mini top hat. That give me the a starting circumference, about 11.8 inches, for the top of the hat.

Offset Path in Illustrator
The Offset Path command or effect feature in Illustrator is very versatile. When it comes to adding fold over tabs to SVG cutting files for electronic cutting machines, it’s a time saver.

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