Part 8 … Tracing Without Tears

May 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm 17 comments

Part 8 of the Tracing Without Tears series puts the point editing info from Part 7 into use to clean up a broken line trace, and to manually trace an image that can’t be autotraced. Thanks so much for your incredible support of this series!

And in case you missed Part 1 (intro), you can find it here,Part 2 (threshold) is here, Part 3 (line art) is here , Part 4 (print and cut) is here, Part 5 (filter tech) is here, Part 6 (photos) is here and Part 7 (point editing) is here.

And there’s a playlist here.

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  • 1. Chris P.  |  May 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Once again a great informative video! Thank you!

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  • 2. unicorns craft  |  May 18, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Thank you your Video Tutorials are great.

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  • 3. Trish Reddick  |  May 18, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Your Tracing without Tears series has helped me enjoy my Silhouette with confidence and knowledge. I feel better equipped to get creative and make my own images to cut. Thank you so much for your concise and clear instruction and willingness to share!

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  • 4. Tania  |  May 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Thanks again Kay, another very informative video and you even answered a question I was going to ask about not being able to lock an image!

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  • 5. Debbie aka doodlingdebbie  |  May 18, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Kay, you’re so kind to make these videos. I know you’ve helped many enjoy their cutting machines and Studio software even more. Your videos are always perfect! I just want to let you know even though I’m an experience user as you already know I love to watch every one of your videos. You have such a warm,relaxing, soft voice with excelletn explanations of how the software works. Another Great job! Hugs, Debbie

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  • 6. Joanne  |  May 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Another wonderful video! Thank You!!!

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  • 8. Linda from Arizona  |  May 19, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Another great tutorial! I always learn something new from you. Thanks for taking the time to teach us.

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  • 9. patsy  |  May 19, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Thank you so much for all these videos. I so look forward to them. I love learning every little thing about a software program. You make it so easy to understand. Thanks again!!!!!!

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  • 10. Paula Gale  |  May 21, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Wow Kay

    I’ve learned so much on this series; in some instances, you’ve confirmed what I thought I knew, but still improved my knowledge and made me understand the reasons behind the actions. However, you’ve taught me so much that I didn’t know or hadn’t tried before and now know how to use the tools better than I had been doing.

    This particular video in the series has been the most helpful by far and I can’t thank you enough.

    Thank you for being an excellent teacher, your instruction is clear, concise and detailed at a pace that everyone can learn at.

    I can’t wait to see what you bring in the future, but I would like to learn more about designing – something that i’ve not managed to start doing (apart from the odd label shape etc)…

    Thank you once again – I’m enjoying my Cameo so much more because of you.

    Paula x x x

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  • 11. Dania Boise  |  May 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I want to thank you so much for taking your time and effort to put these videos together. You are a very gifted teacher.

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  • 12. Gabi Heinrich  |  June 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve been watching your tutorials and feel it’s about time I left a comment. These are just immensely helpful and educational, especially to someone like me who always needs to know ‘why’ (LOL!). Thanks a million, Kay! I love your intelligent, to-the-point explanations; they are bookmarked for quick reference! Please keep them coming!

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  • 13. Mary Axtell  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I just wanted to thank you for making these extremely educational videos. I’ve just finished watching all of them for the 3rd time. Each time, it seems like I learn something new. You are a great teacher and explain things so concisely and clearly. Thanks again! I hope you never tire of teaching us less knowledgeable folks!

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  • 14. Penny Sue  |  March 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thank you very much for these videos. I have ignored by silhouette for over two years because I simply didn’t have the knowledge I needed to make it work correctly. I can’t thank you enough for all the help these 8 videos have given me. As stated above by others, I appreciate your calm easy manner and your great teaching abilities. Truly….

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  • 15. JoGD  |  August 26, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I’m trying to access the misc2svg site referenced in several of your videos. I get an error message each time. Is that discontinued? Is there a secondary suggestion?

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    • 16. Kay  |  August 26, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      cloudconvert.org is my replacement suggestion as misc2svg seems to have been discontinued again. It may not do all the necessary conversions, unfortunately.

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  • 17. Jane Connor  |  September 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Kay, thank you for your series on the tracing feature in Silhouette Studio. You are concise and I like the tips about how to get around things. I refer to your blog often for great info about Silhouette stuff. I look forward to your next posts.

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