Do you need to make some cut lines for an .svg file that you imported that won’t cut? I needed to! There are other reasons you might need to make cut lines. Maybe you just want to cut something out that you created. Am I right? Well, whatever the reason here is how to do it.
The Offset Window Button
To Create Cut Lines for Your Image:
- Open the Offset Window. (Itlooks like a white mat, or a door with a doorknob.)
- Click the image you want to have cut lines.
- Click the Offset button.
After clicking the Offset Button
Did you end up with something crazy?
You’re not done yet.
Now it looks like a hot mess but we’ll fix it! To shrink those out of control cut lines, you need to adjust the Offset Distance. See it next to the arrow in the photo above? Adjust it until you like how much white space it will leave between your image and the cut line. I decided to place the distance at 0.005 because I wanted a really close cut.
How To Adjust Cut Lines:
- Adjust the Offset Distance. (See arrow in photo)
- Determine desired white space between image and cut line.
- Click Cut Style Window to view the cut lines you created.
You should play with the Internal Offset and Offset buttons and see all the things that can be done. It’s pretty cool. After you get yours adjusted for your particular project you’re ready to cut! Just click the “Send to Silhouette” button and you’re off and running…or cutting.
Here’s a link to all of my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition tutorials.