Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Sunday Silhouette Tip

I am loving all the fun things my Silhouette Cameo can do for me.  It cuts so great and allows me to cut some new fun images, but I am still learning all the great things I can do with my Cameo.  This week I learned about The "Ungroup" feature. It all started with perforated edges.

I don't like these on my projects. I hate the holes and often I find my cards not as sturdy when this type of edge is part of the cut. I prefer to score the creases for my folds myself. I had to find a way to get rid of them.  I went looking and found the answer in the help section of the Silhouette site.  I wanted to share it here as well.

Here is the card base I was cutting (for a very fun invite I can not share until August after the surprise!) See the dashed lines?  That is what I wanted to get rid of.
 Here's how.
1. Click on your image.
2. At the bottom of the screen you'll find several icons. The first two (circled below) are the group and ungroup buttons.
3. Click on the ungroup button and the image will look like this. each separate line will be highlighted in grey.
4. Click on each line you want to get rid of and delete.
5. Click on the group button so your image back together for re-sizing and cutting.
6. No your cards are ready to be scored with clean lines and not dashed slits.
I was so happy to find this i had to share it with you. For those who are Cricut users this is just like the hide/contour button that allows you to hide lines before cutting an image.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip. Have you tried to use the eraser feature to get rid of unwanted lines? You can use it to erase any unwanted line or partial line even if it is part of the original cut line. The Silhouette Blog at blog,silhouetteamerica has a ton of helpful how-to videos.
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  2. What a brilliant tip, sometimes we suffer little elements on our projects, which we could easily fix. This was so well explained, and looked easy too. Thank you for this helpful tutorial.

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  3. I have read a couple other things on this problem. Some group the dashes and click no cut and others have cut them separately but at a lot lighter pressure so it basically embosses instead of cutting. Haven't tried either yet-will be interesting to see how they work! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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