Part 3 … Tracing Without Tears

February 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm 36 comments

Part 3 of Tracing Without Tears is ready. This edition covers how to trace line art, and how to work with the trace results to get the kind of cuts you want using Silhouette Studio. This includes separating a trace to cut the pieces from different colors of paper or vinyl and some tips on tracing templates.

And in case you missed Part 1, you can find it here or for Part 2, click here.

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  • 1. Michelle  |  February 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Another awesome tutorial in this series. I am learning a lot from these and I appreciate the time you put in to helping make Silhouette easier to use and understand.

  • 2. Jocelan  |  February 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Another great video show how it can all make sense to us.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 3. jogry blok  |  February 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Hi, Thanks for sending me part 3 Tracing. However I cannot open the file.

      happy stamping happy crafting Hugs Jogry


  • 4. Paula Gale  |  February 19, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Kay – I have to tell you that you have made the world of difference to me and educated my on many aspects of tracing… you’ve basically taught me all about the ‘mysteries’ surrounding the tracing tools…

    I just want to add that I really appreciate what you have done – probably for thousands of people – whatever their level. I thought I knew a lot about silhouette studio – but you have taught me so much more.

    I really hope that you aren’t going to stop at tracing – and teach us on other aspects of the software.

    Your gentle tone and descriptive narration make it all easier to understand and retain.

    Thank you once again Kay. I look forward to to many other videos!

    Hugs, Paula x x x

  • 5. Tammy  |  February 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Awesome especially the template part. I love it. This series has opened my eyes to all types of things I can do now. I sincerely appreciate it.

  • 6. Wanda Langdon  |  February 20, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Thank you so much, Kay! Love your tutorials!

  • 7. Tania  |  February 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Thank you Kay. I have learned more than I knew there was to learn.

  • 8. Becky Jo  |  February 20, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Thanks so much for making these videos. I have learned a lot watching them. It’s helping me to get the most from my Silhouette! Big Hugs!!

  • 9. Lana  |  February 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the tutorials. They are awesome.

  • 10. Sue Alger  |  February 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

    These are some of the best tutorials. I’ve been using your instructions on a regular basis

  • 11.  |  February 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Your explinations are sooo wonderful.  I just have to find a way to slow down the videos :-)  My ancient ears don’t take it

  • 12. Trish Reddick  |  February 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Kay, i want to add my thanks for this series. I am watching and re-watching to get a full understanding of how the software works. I got my Cameo at Christmas and have been creating files with the trial and error approach and I must say you are making it so much easier and more fun with far less user error. I really appreciate your calm and clear demonstrations. You are a born teacher. Thanks again and I look forward to more videos.

  • 13. Patsy  |  February 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Thank you so much. I love my cameo and use it all the time, because of you. You are the BEST!!!! Keep them coming! Thanks again!

  • 14. Debbie G.  |  February 20, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Thank you so much for the videos. I am learning so much. Very understandable.

  • 15. Joan  |  February 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    This is the best yet! REALLY helped me ! Thanks for doing all of this!
    Central Florida

  • 16. Tine  |  February 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Brilliant tutorial, Kay.

  • 17. Joanne  |  February 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Great tutorial as usual! Thank you so much!

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  • 19. Sharon  |  February 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Your videos were great ! I have learned a lot.

  • 20. fizzy53  |  February 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Another FABULOUS lesson. QK should pay you for this instruction. Seriously!!! Thank you SOOOO much. I can’t wait for each tutorial to come up on your blog. Keep ’em coming!!!!!

  • 21. kerenbaker  |  February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Such great videos- really appreciate the time you’ve taken producing them. No.3 in particular was really helpful- would never have thought to leave the original graphic and simply trace using the line tool once you’ve outer traced it. Thanks!!

  • 22. Lynne Phelps  |  February 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This was so wonderful. I watch all three of these again and again to make sure I have learned every detail. I hope you will go on to other topics, because these videos are the absolute best I have seen on the Silhouette software!

  • 23. Debbie aka doodlingdebbie  |  February 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Excellent video Kay! I know how much these will help all of the new users of the Studio software. As you know, I’ve made oodles of video tutorials, I love the way you have made them into series. I’ll have to try making the videos I share in this way. It really helps keep things so well organized. xxx- Debbie

  • 24. Carolyn  |  February 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you! Great instructions

  • 25. Sonja  |  February 22, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Thank you for all your time and effort! The tutorials are great!

  • 26. Peggy Loub  |  February 23, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Thank you so much for this series I have worked with my cameo for about 9 months and you have addressed some very basic issues I have had but didn’t understand why.I am so glad you have cleared up a few things for me working with my cameo will be so much easier now.

  • 27. M'Liss W  |  February 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Thanks so much for your tutorials. They have been so helpful and easy to understand. I am looking forward to going back and reviewing all you have done and especially to those you continue to do!

  • 28. Mary  |  February 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Just a note to let you know how much your video lessons are appreciated. I received my Cameo for Christmas and the lessons you have taught have been invaluable. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • 29. Debbie  |  February 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I am extremely grateful for your time and expertise. Like others have said, I hope you will continue making tutorials on other features of the software. And, if I may be so bold, I would love to see a video on how to connect broken edit points. I’ve traced a number of things and when I’ve filled the object with color (or tried to), it doesn’t fill because the lines are not connected. Alternatively, I would be happy to watch ANY video tutorial you would care to do. They’re so helpful. Thank you!

  • 30. Kim Thompson  |  February 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Kay. Another fantastic easily explained video where I always learn something new.
    Kim xXx

  • 31. Staci  |  March 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Oh I can’t wait to go try this!!! Thank you so much for doing these!

  • 32. Dee  |  March 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I love your tutorials. Thank you do much!

  • 33. Nancy  |  March 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I am so glad I found you. Thank you for all your insight

  • 34. Mary  |  April 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I can not believe how helpful you have been by teaching this series. I have tons of templates that I made in Corel Draw that I hadn’t been able to figure out how to trace to use my Silhouette cutter and now I can…thank you, thank you! I don’t believe I’ve ever watched a better, well presented tutorial series. Thanks again!

  • 35. Shannon Young  |  August 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    thanks all for the info. im watching videos from cleversomedady TRACING WITHOUT TEARS at # 4 and you are doing the print and cut tracing. You have a CUT/style button (an other icons) that i don’t have in my silhouette……. and i have the DE…… have i just done something and made those icons go away? or how do i get them.

    • 36. Kay  |  August 23, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Shannon, the video was made in Silhouette Studio version 2. In version 3, the cut styles are under the button with the blade on it then the standard tab.


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