Creating a Custom Knockout Design in Silhouette Studio

Create a knockout design from tracing to cutting in this step-by-step Silhouette class. This class is jam-packed with Silhouette Studio information and tools that you can use for many future projects.

Creating a Custom Knockout Design in Silhouette Studio

In this step-by-step class we will explore downloading an image, tracing, discuss compound paths, text, offset, and the modify-subtract tools. This class is jam-packed with information that will help you to create unique designs from the beginning.

The design created could be cut out of HTV, adhesive vinyl, or other materials. We will cut & press HTV in the class demonstration.

Supplies Needed:

Optional design options:
- Brush Stroke design alternatives – no tracing needed: Design #400679, Design #405377, Design #240013, Design #398421, Design #314334, Design #290326, Design #393147,
- Other Sparkleberry Ink combinations: Watercolor Wash (video class), Confetti Blue, etc.

Class Content -

  • Class supplies used
  • Downloading a design and opening in Silhouette
  • Autotrace feature discussion & tips
  • Autotrace vs Basic Trace Panel
  • Tracing an image & tips
  • Working with Compound Paths
  • Modifying the Traced Image
  • More on Compound Paths
  • Text Tool & Text Properties
  • Scaling Design
  • Offset Panel
  • Modify Panel & Subtract Tools
  • Subtract vs Subtract All
  • Line Style Panel
  • Using Alternative designs to Create Your Project
  • Cutting the design from patterned HTV
  • Test Cuts
  • Weeding HTV
  • Transform Panel - Rotate Tab
  • Cutting the design from solid color HTV
  • Lining up materials on virtual design mat with materials on physical cutting mat
  • Using Heat Transfer Mask
  • Heat Pressing a Multi-Color design

Your Instructor

Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae
Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae

My name is EllyMae and I am the owner of Silhouette Secrets+.

I am a wife, mother, and lover of all things wine (as you'll notice in my projects & posts).I have been a Silhouette user for the past 9+ years, teaching Silhouette users since September 2016, and am one of the top Silhouette troubleshooters world-wide. As an instructor I teach all levels of Silhouette classes for Portrait, Cameo, and Curio users. My focus is on the personalized instruction of the software and educating users to explore all that can be done in the Silhouette Studio software. I have been teaching at Silhouette & Terri Johnson Creates events since June of 2017 including the Curio Intensive, ATS Conferences, Curio Virtual Retreats, Instructor Licensing Events, at Silhouette America HQ, and hands on workshops. I love being able to share Silhouette with others!

I look forward to sharing the love of Silhouette with all of you and welcome you on this journey!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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