Part 7 … Tracing Without Tears really Point Editing

April 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm 12 comments

Part 7 of the Tracing Without Tears series is not really about tracing at all. It’s about point editing, or node editing, which is prerequisite information for cleaning up traced images and so much more. I needed to lay this groundwork so I could answer your questions in the next video. So thanks for bearing with me as we veer off course a bit. Perhaps you’ll find this handy for more than just tracing.

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.

And there’s a playlist here.

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  • 1. Marzlie Freeman  |  April 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    thank you so very much for doing these tutorial helps in Silhouette. Glad you are sharing with us, as I know it is quite a bit of work for you to do this. I am enjoying your teaching and looking forward to the Part 8!! Marzlie Freeman

  • 2. Trish Reddick  |  April 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you for another great video. i always look forward to getting your postings in my email inbox. I always learn something that leads me to more fun with my Silhouette. You have such a gift for teaching and I look forward to the next post!!!!

  • 3. snap-schotts  |  April 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Kay, again, YOU JUST ROCK with your tutorials!! I am learning so much and refer my Silhouette friends to your series. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

  • 4. Linda from Arizona  |  April 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I find it so hard to delete nodes in the Silhouette program. It is so slow, Deleting them in Inkscape is so much easier. also the Simplify function with my Cameo is really strange. It takes nodes away and another click puts them back.

    • 5. Kay  |  April 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      I much prefer node editing in Inkscape as well, but wanted to show those who don’t use Inkscape what could be done in Silhouette Studio alone.

  • 6. Amy O  |  April 27, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Using shift to select multiple points – why didn’t I think of that?! Thank you!

  • 7. Chris P.  |  April 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Kay how did you know I was going to need this video this week?
    I had to use the knife to cut a design apart and then needed to connect the open lines back together to do a color fill. Which I learned the hard way will not fill if there is a gap however miniscule!
    Once again great job! You keep make them and I’ll keep watching them!

  • 8. mjnix  |  May 3, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Very well done, clear and concise. Thank you sooo much.

  • 9. Luciana L.  |  May 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Got it Kay! Thanks a lot! But is there a way to unite three points, or join the end of a line to the middle of another line. I´m trying to design a box template, and I wanted the software to see the internal dashed lines as a single path with no red dots.

    • 10. Kay  |  May 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

      You’re welcome, Luciana, and, no, by definition a path can be open or closed, but can’t have a “fork” which is what happens when 3 point join.

  • 11. Deb  |  January 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Really great tutorial, just what I needed to help with nodes.

  • 12. Brad  |  January 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I have a recent problem that perhaps you know the solution to. When I am in point editing mode on a graphic, clicking on any point deletes it. This hasn’t always been the case, so I am sure I did something, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to undo it.


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