Part 6 … Tracing Without Tears

March 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm 19 comments

For those of you who have been clamoring for a tutorial on tracing photos, I’m happy to announce the release of Tracing without Tears Part 6. I’ve learned so much along the way, and have become impressed at how much you really can do with just the limited capabilities in Silhouette Studio. I thought this would be the end of the series, but I’ve got a few extra tips and tricks that didn’t fit in the other videos so I guess there will be at least one more after this. Thanks again for all your kind comments and encouragement.

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, and Part 5 (filter tech) is here.

And there’s a playlist here.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. a governale  |  March 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    HiFor some reason when I click on the link, it says “page not found.” Hmmm..

    ~ Ann MarieMy Eclectic Spirit

    Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:57:15 +0000 To:

    • 2. Kay  |  March 29, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Ann Marie,
      It took me a second to unlock it after I posted this. Please try again.

  • 3. Jenny  |  March 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I really can’t thank you enough for the wonderful SIlhouett Cameo information you put out in your videos! You are totally AWESOME! Your title certainly fits your video topics! (WITHOUT Tears) LOL :)

  • 4. Joyce  |  March 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Still doing the same thing for me!

    • 5. Kay  |  March 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks, Joyce. I fixed the part 5 link and verified that everything else was working.

  • 6. Debbie aka doodlingdebbie  |  March 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Another wonderful, concise, clear, and informative video. Your Tracing Without Tears series is the best information out there. Thank you Kay for taking the time, work, and efforts to make all of these so Silhouette users can enjoy their cutting machines even more. It’s just before Easter and everyone who watches this will get the “Golden Egg” . Hugs, Debbie

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  • 8. Tine (Addie24)  |  March 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Another fab tutorial, Kay. Thank you for taking the time & trouble to explain to everyone.

  • 9. Erin  |  April 1, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This may be a difficult question to answer…but I’ve seen how the cricut imagine cuts a background image and then will cut pieces of the image to add dimension…for example, it might cut a doll, and then cut out just the dress, and just the shoes as a way to add dimension. Is that possible with the silhouette software? To only select portions of an image to trace, print, and cut? I’ve tried, but since you’re more tech saavy, I thought maybe you’ve already figured it out! Thanks for the tutorials, they really help tech idiots like me!!

    • 10. Kay  |  April 1, 2013 at 8:42 am

      This is not difficult, the trace is the same, then you turn the cut lines on and off selectively. Watch the whole series if you haven’t already and it should become clear.

  • 11. Anna  |  April 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    A big thank you from Sweden! Thanks to you and your fabolous series on YouTube I finally understand what to do!

  • 12. Barbra  |  April 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Thankyou so much for the videos! They are sooo helpful for a newbie like me :). I used them to try to cut out the free circus tent box on this web page but sadly it cut out all the individual lines on the tent roof and sides and not the fold bits. Still, on the bright side I now have lots of pretty colourful shapes! Any thoughts about what I did wrong?

    • 13. Kay  |  April 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Hi Barbra, if you watch part 4 of the video series you will learn how to trace the outer edges for print and cut. The earlier videos will help you learn to adjust the settings to pick up those fold lines.

  • […] 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, and Part 6 (photos) is here. […]

  • 15. Jeri Lett  |  April 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Thank you, you have helped me so much.

  • 16. Part 8 … Tracing Without Tears | Clever Someday  |  May 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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  • 17. Maribeth  |  June 1, 2013 at 10:58 am

    thank you for sharing!! I hope you don’t mind if I share it with my friends at “The Key to Expressions” …. i’ll share it but you will get all the credit!

  • 18. Playing with Vinyl | Sundae's Shop  |  October 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    […] I then thought it would be funny to create a vinyl sticker of my face and put it on a tumbler for my friend that asked for “something unique”.  Now he has to think of me every time he uses this!  CleverSomeDay has an excellent tutorial on how to trace a photo with Silhouette Studio: Tracing without tears Part 6 […]

  • 19. Jessica  |  November 3, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This is a very helpful tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to make it!


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