How to cut photos into any shape using Silhouette Studio
I made a tutorial for you guys on cutting photos into custom shapes using Silhouette Studio. Pretty cool! Use pretty much any ‘regular cut’ designs from the Silhouette Design Store as a shape for your pictures. I use this technique with Instagram photos, pictures from trips etc. Great for Project Life, scrapbooking or cards.
I’ve also included a written tutorial if you don’t want to watch the video.
Leave me a comment if you have any questions!
1. Get your project ready. Correct paper size, turn on registration marks, and get your cut lines laid out on the mat.
2. Click on ‘Open Layers Pane’ in the bottom right bar. It should be the icon on the far right.
3. Rename ‘Layer one’ as ‘cutlines’ by double clicking. Click on the minus sign (-) to the left of the cutlines layer name, to hide any extra text.
4. Click on the plus sign in the lower right hand corner of the Layers Pane. Rename this layer as ‘photos’ by double clicking. Click and drag this layer above your ‘cutlines’ layer.
5. Click and drag to select all of your cutlines. Click on the ‘Offset’ icon in the bottom right corner of Studio.
6. With your cutlines selected, adjust the offset distance. 0.125″ works for me. Click ‘Apply’. This creates ‘crop lines’
7. After you apply the offset, the crop lines should be automatically selected. Go to Edit – Cut, or use Command + X to cut the crop lines from your project.
8. Click on the ‘photos’ layer in the layer panel, and go to Edit – Paste, or press Command + V. This pastes the crop lines into the photos layer. Click on the minus sign (-) to the left of the photos layer name to hide any extra text. Click on the white box to the left of cutlines layer, to lock this layer.
9. Drag your photograph into Studio. Scale and position it within the red cutlines.
10. Click and drag to select your photo and the crop line it’s on top of. Click on the ‘Modify’ icon in the top bar. It has an M on it. Click on ‘Crop’.
11. The photo will now be cropped to the crop line, and make it nice and tidy for printing. You need to repeat steps 9-10 for each cutline & photo you have. Then print, and cut!