Part 4 … Tracing Without Tears

March 2, 2013 at 10:28 am 23 comments

Today I’m posting Part 4 of the Tracing Without Tears series, which focuses on tracing for print and cut. I go through a half dozen representative examples including a cut file that has already been traced, a decoupage sheet, and several styles of clip art. I also unearth the mystery of the trace and detach button and show one use for the low pass filter. Thanks again for your enthusiastic response to this video series. Keep leaving your comments and keep spreading the word while I keep the videos coming!

And in case you missed Part 1, you can find it here ,Part 2 is here and Part 3 is here.

And there’s a playlist here.

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23 Comments Add your own

  • 1. texasbarb  |  March 2, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Just found you a couple days ago. I watched the 1st 3 videos about tracing and was amazed at how easy you make what seemed to be an really difficult task for me. I can’t thank you enough for coming to my rescue as I try to learn my way around my new Silhouette Portrait. I’ve subscribed to your blog and hope to make my way through all your Silhouette posts in the next few days.

    Thank you!!!!

  • 2. Diane  |  March 2, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Outstanding, Kay. This series has been to helpful and easy to understand

  • 3. Russell & Teresa Turner  |  March 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Thank you so much for all you are doing and sharing! Teresa in Oklahoma!

  • 4. Lana  |  March 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you so much. This series has been very helpful and you do an outstanding job explaining it.

  • 5. Patsy  |  March 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I love all your videos. Thank you so much. I have so much fun with my cameo cause of you! When you print what settings do you use to get a nice print? Thanks again and keep them coming, please!!!!!

    • 6. Kay  |  March 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks, Patsy. The print settings you should use depend heavily on the printer and paper you are using. Visit your printer’s support page for tips on this.

  • 7. loriaragon4jesus  |  March 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Lots of great information! Thank you so much!!! I definitely will keep this to view again :) I also plan to share with the group at Scrap Girls as many have just purchased their Silhouettes.

    Awesome tutorial!

  • 8. Jocelan  |  March 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Another great video.

  • 9. Carla Crosby  |  March 2, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Another fantastic video….you are so talented:)

  • 10. Joanne  |  March 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks again! These videos are fantastic! Saving them all!

  • 11. Charlotte  |  March 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Just watched all 4 Tracing Without Tears. They were wonderful. Thank you, I plan on watching many more.

  • 12. Donna  |  March 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Thank you Kay. I am learning so much from your videos!

  • 13. Kim Thompson  |  March 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Thank you, I am learning so much from you and your video’s are so easy to follow.
    Kim xXx

  • 14. Gina H  |  March 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you, Thank you. Your videos are awesome, giving easy to understand explanations with examples of when they would be applicable. I like that you serve them up in bite size morsels.
    Great job.

  • 15. Susan Engelmann  |  March 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Continued thanks for your seemingly endless efforts. We are truly all blessed to be on the receiving end of your good deeds. These videos are the absolute best Silhouette instructional videos I have seen to date, and I have seen oodles.
    Sue E

  • 16. Wendy Pannell  |  March 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Another great tutorial — I learn something from every one. Keep them coming!!! We appreciate your hard work & generosity!!!

  • 17. sharonb  |  March 6, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Thank you so much for these videos – I am learning soooo much!!

  • 18. Susan Robson  |  March 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Hi there, it’s good to find tutorials where it’s explained ‘why’ as well as ‘how’! Thanks for explaining things so clearly and concisely – I’ve passed the link on to friends and please keep them coming they’re so helpful.


  • 19. Loretta Menard Heggelund  |  August 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    So helpful! Thanks so much :)

  • 20. Tessa R.  |  September 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    THANK YOU so much for doing these videos. So incredibly helpful. I think I’ve thanked you like 5 times but I don’t care. I can’t say it enough.

  • 21. Pamela Conner  |  September 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Kay, I just love watching your video tutorials…they are SO good and I always learn something that I did not already know!!!!

    Pam [aka/YorkieMom]

  • 22. Jan Jeffers  |  November 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I found you a day or so ago. Really loved these videos. Just bought a new Cameo – touch screen – and love it. I want to do templates for startch method applique for quilting. If you have any suggestions I would be happy to hear them. The tracing features are fabulous. Thank you again for posting these!!

  • […] -Prepare your design. I highly recommend you start with a print and cut file from the Silhouette store because all you have to do is place it on the mat. You should have some in your library already. Preparing other types of files is covered thoroughly in other tutorials but basically for a “tag” style (text inside shape), type your text and fill it with a color using the Paint Bucket button (very important), draw tag shape and position, set the tag shape to Cut Edge. Or for a “fussy cut,” Trace Outer Edge to create the cut line. See this video for a detailed tutorial on tracing for print and cut. […]


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