Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Quick Access Tool Bar (Part 2)
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Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Quick Access Tool Bar (Part 2)

Last week I introduced you to Silhouette Studio’s Quick Access Tool Bar, or “QAT” for short. There are many options in the Quick Access Tool Bar, all of which can also be accessed via menus, shortcuts, and individual panels, but having them readily accessible via the QAT is a real time-saver –  it’s one of…

Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Quick Access Tool Bar (Part 1)
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Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Quick Access Tool Bar (Part 1)

Today I’m continuing my series on “Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4” and discussing one of my most favorite parts of the Version 4 interface – the Quick Access Tool Bar (“QAT” for short). In this post I will cover the Fill Color, Line, and Text options, along with the Scale, Move, and…

Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Send Panel
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Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Send Panel

If you’re new to Silhouette Studio Version 4, you may be asking “How do I make this thing cut???” The answer to that question lies in Silhouette Studio’s Send Panel. Today in part 3 of my “Taking the Fear Out of Version 4” series, I’ll be discussing this panel in detail. Because there are so…

Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Page Setup Panel
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Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – Page Setup Panel

In Part 1 of my “Taking the Fear Out of Version 4” series, I highlighted the differences between Silhouette Studio Version 4 and its predecessor, Version 3. I also discussed some important points to keep in mind before updating your Studio software. If you missed that post, you can find it here. Now it’s time…

Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – An Overview
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Silhouette Studio: Taking the Fear Out of Version 4 – An Overview

When Silhouette Studio Version 4.1 was released to the public in mid-2017, it introduced a host of wonderful new features. Yet here it is, almost a year later, and I continue to run across Silhouette users working in Version 3 because they are afraid to update. While I can understand their trepidation (change is hard!),…

Silhouette Studio Preferences: Tool Options
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Silhouette Studio Preferences: Tool Options

Want to speed up and simplify your design workflow in Silhouette Studio? In addition to learning a few keyboard shortcuts, determining which preference settings work best for you will save you both time and frustration. Last week I showed you just how easy it is to change the display colors and today I’d like to…

Silhouette Studio Preferences: Changing the Display Colors
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Silhouette Studio Preferences: Changing the Display Colors

When you open your Silhouette Studio software, does the interface appear too dark? If so, would you like to change it? Or maybe it’s not dark, but you’d like for it to be? Whatever the case, it’s very easy to change the display colors using the options available in the Preferences menu. Let me show…

Creative Cutters: String Art – Using the Rhinestone Tool in Silhouette Studio
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Creative Cutters: String Art – Using the Rhinestone Tool in Silhouette Studio

As I’ve said before, it’s always a great week when the Creative Cutters group gets together! I was very eager to see everyone again after the Christmas break and having postponed our first meeting of 2018 due to snow (in Texas!!!). A few “regulars” were absent due to either illness or work commitments, but we…

Silhouette Studio: Shortcuts to Success
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Silhouette Studio: Shortcuts to Success

I’ve been a Silhouette Studio user for many years and keyboard shortcuts have become second-nature to me. When I’m teaching, however, I notice many students use the drop-down menus instead. Frequently this is out of habit, but more often it’s because they simply aren’t aware that a shortcut exists. Once you become familiar with shortcut…

Silhouette Studio: Which Edition is right for you?
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Silhouette Studio: Which Edition is right for you?

The terminology used in connection with Silhouette Studio® can be quite confusing – especially when it comes to UPDATES vs. UPGRADES. In a nutshell, updates are fixes and enhancements to the program and there’s never a charge for them. Upgrades, on the other hand, are different levels of software and each level adds to the…