Learn how to create SVG files directly in Silhouette Studio with this easy tutorial.
Previously, I posted about creating SVG files in Illustrator but I know that you may not have Illustrator or maybe you have it but haven’t gotten the time to learn how to use it. Did you know that you do not need Illustrator to create SVG files? You can create SVG files in Silhouette Studio. No Adobe experience necessary!
CREATE SVG FILES IN SILHOUETTE STUDIO
First things first. Here are some basic posts on SVG files, vinyl, and Silhouette Studio.
- How to Use SVG files: Tips, Tricks & Ideas
- How to Weed Vinyl
- How to Layer Vinyl
- A Beginner’s Guide to Heat Transfer Vinyl
In order to create SVG files in Silhouette Studio, you will need to have the Business Edition of Silhouette Studio. You can open SVG files with Designer Edition but in order to save them as an SVG file after designing and/or modifying, you need Business Edition.
Today I’m going to show you how to create an ice cream cone SVG file. Once you learn the tools needed and basic steps, you will be able to create more complicated SVG designs.
Open up Silhouette Studio and set your cutting mat to the appropriate size. On the left-hand toolbar, select the Drawing Tools and the Polygon Tool. Draw out a polygon and use the slider to change the number of sides to 3 to form the cone.
Use the Edit Points tool to edit the points on the triangle to make the triangle tall and skinny
Use the Drawing Tools to create 3 circles and overlap them. These will become the scoops of ice cream.
Select all three circles, open the Modify panel and select the Weld tool to weld the circles together.
Continue to draw shapes using the Drawing tools to draw the cherry. You can use the freehand drawing tool to draw the stem and the white portion of the cherry. Do not weld the items of the cherry together since you want to cut out each piece separately.
Using the Color Fill Panel, fill each shape with a color. This will allow you to cut by color. If you would like to see exactly how the design will be cut, hit the “Send” button in the upper right. Each color represents a separate layer of the SVG design.
When you are happy with your design, save it as an SVG file. Again, you will need the Business Edition of Silhouette Studio to do this. If you do not have Business Edition, you will only be able to save it as a .studio file.
MORE SILHOUETTE TUTORIALS
- How to Separate SVG Files in Layers in Silhouette Studio
- How to Cut Multiple Colors of Vinyl with the Silhouette
- How to Use the Weld Tool in Silhouette Studio
- How to Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl with a Silhouette
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