I have to start this post off with apologies to readers who don’t own a Silhouette Cameo (but maybe you might want one after seeing all the fun things you can make). This tutorial is somewhat of a prequel to an upcoming feature project.
All I will tell you is that my project will highlight the many faces of Olivia (The Piglet, not my daughter).
How to Detach a Silhouette Print and Cut Image from the Background
Tools & Materials
- Silhouette Studio (Designer edition not required)
- Print and Cut Image downloaded from Silhouette Online Store
Start by opening a new file in Silhouette Studio. Don’t worry about mat settings etc. because we’re not actually doing any printing or cutting. Go to My Library —–> Choose your print and cut image.
For my project, I will be using multiple images. This means, the white background behind the Olivia image will be extra bulk and may get in the way when I’m arranging my design. Which brings me to the purpose of this tutorial – how to detach the main image from the background.
Click on the trace button —–> select the area you want to trace. In my case, I will be tracing Olivia. Make sure you trace the entire image including the background. Go to the trace options box —–> uncheck “High Pass Filter” —–> increase the threshold to 100%. Now you will see Olivia is a solid yellow. Choose the trace and detach option.
Now click on the white background area, right click —–> delete —–> DONE! Yes, it’s that simple. Just delete the background and the main image will remain as is.
For those of you wondering, yes, I did try to ungroup the layers and just delete the background but it didn’t work! I’m still learning how to use Silhouette Studio so if there is an easier way to do what I just did, please let me know!!!
That’s it. Master this and then be prepared to have some fun once I post my latest Silhouette Cameo creation.
Until next time…happy crafting!
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