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Quickutz Silhouette Tutorial #4 By Aussie Scrap Source Using Registration Marks to Print and Cut Using the Spline Tool This tutorial covers using the spline tool to cut a curvy line, as well as using registration marks to allow you to print text and cut shapes. Here is an example of the layout that I created using these techniques: Using the spline tool to create a curvy line: I used a piece of Basic Grey paper cut to A4 size to cut my curvy line. Create a new document: 1. Select File New from the Menu, or click the New icon on the toolbar. 2. Select ISOA4 from the Document Size List. 3. Select Portrait Orientation. 4. Click OK. Creating the curvy line: 1. Select View Grid from the View Menu. 2. Click on the Spline tool on the Drawing toolbar 3. Click in the centre at the top of the page 4. Move the mouse pointer down the page approximately one inch and half an inch to the right and click. 5. Move the mouse pointer down the page approximately two inches and to the left approximately one inch and then click: 6. Move the mouse pointer down the page approximately two inches and to the right approximately one inch and then click: 7. Continue until you get to the bottom of the page – using the same method. 8. Double-click at the bottom of the page to complete the spline. Cut the Spline: 1. Click on the Craft Robo icon to Output to the Silhouette. 2. Click the OK button. 3. These are the settings that I used to ...

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Quickutz Silhouette Tutorial #4 By Aussie Scrap Source Using Registration Marks to Print and Cut Using the Spline ToolThis tutorial covers using the spline tool to cut a curvy line, as well as using registration marks to allow you to print text and cut shapes. Here is an example of the layout that I created using these techniques:
Using the spline tool to create a curvy line: I used a piece of Basic Grey paper cut to A4 size to cut my curvy line.
Create a new document: 1. SelectFile Newfrom the Menu, or click the New icon on the toolbar. 2. SelectISOA4from theDocumentSizeList. 3. SelectPortraitOrientation. 4. ClickOK. Creating the curvy line: 1. SelectView Gridfrom theViewMenu. 2. Clickon theSplinetool on the Drawing toolbar 3. Clickin the centre at the top of the page 4. Movethe mouse pointer down the page approximately one inch and half an inch to the right and click.
5. Movethe mouse pointer down the page approximately two inches and to the left approximately one inch and then click:
6. Movethe mouse pointer down the page approximately two inches and to the right approximately one inch and then click:
7. Continueuntil you get to the bottom of the page – using the same method. 8. Double-clickat the bottom of the page to complete the spline.
Cut the Spline: 1. Clickon theCraft Roboicon to Output to the Silhouette. 2. Clickthe OK button. 3. Theseare the settings that I used to cut the shape using the Basic Grey patterned paper:
Using registration marks to print text and cut a shape around it: For this example, I would like to print the title for a page within a circle, and then cut a circle around the title and the inner circle. Create a new document and turn on registration marks: 1. SelectFile Newfrom the Menu, or click the New icon on the toolbar. 2. SelectISOA4from theDocumentSizeList. 3. SelectPortraitOrientation. 4. TurnonUse Registration Marks. 5. ClickOK. You will notice that the document displays with a hash pattern on the edges of the page.Create your text: 1. Selectthetexttool from the drawing toolbar. 2. Selectyour font from theFontused Garamond inlist. I the example. 3. Turnoff theOutlineoption, as you want to print this text rather than cut it. 4. Typeyour text. 5. ClickOK. 6. Positionyour text on the page:
I also added the year to my text, coloured and positioned it behind my title: 1. Clickon thetexttool from the drawing toolbar. 2. Selectyour font from theFontused Arial Narrow and turned on Bold.list. I 3. Turnoff theOutlineoption. 4. Typeyour text.I typed “07”. 5. ClickOK. 6. Positionand size your text on the page. 7. Rightclick on the text, selectSend to Backoption from the menu. 8. ClickonLine Settingson the bottom toolbar. 9. Tochange the colour of the selected text, click on the Modifybutton in theLine Settingsdialog box. 10. Selecta new colour.ClickOK11. ClickOKto return to the document. Add a circle (or shape) to be printed around the text: 1. Selectthe desired shape from the Drawing toolbar (I choose the circle). 2. Clickto start the shape, and then click again to end the shape once you have positioned your mouse pointer in the desired location.
Change the border to the desired colour and make the line thicker: 1. Withthe shape selected, click on theLine Settingstool on the bottom toolbar. 2. UsetheModifybutton to change the line to the desired colour (I changed mine back to black from the grey). ClickOK. 3. Selectthe desired width from theLine Widthlist. I selected0.05. Thelarger the number the thicker the line). 4. ClickOK. Change the cutline settings so that the shape is not cut out: 1. ClicktheOutput Settingsbutton on the toolbar. 2. Clickon theCutting Settingstab. 3. ClicktheCutline Settingsbutton at the bottom of the dialog box. 4. Noticehow the colour you have selected has been added automatically to the list of cutline colours. 5. Clickin the check-box to the left of the colour you selected, to turn off the cutline selection for that colour.ClickOK.ClickOKagain to return to the document. For example – if you drew the shape in red – red would automatically be added to the cutline settings – to turn it off you de-select the check-box next to red so that it does not cut anything that is red:
Draw another shape around the previous shape – this is the shape that you want the Silhouette to cut: 1. Selectthe shape tool from the drawing toolbar. 2. Clickto start the shape, move the mouse pointer to the desired position to end the shape, and then click. 3. Clickin the white space on the page to deselect the shape. 4. Noticehow it has used the previous colour and width settings for the shape. 5. UsetheLine Settingsoption from the right mouse menu, to change the line back to0.1for the width and a different colour for the colour of the shape eg. I selected pink. Hint: Whatevercolour you select, it will automatically turn on the cutline settings for that colour. Print the text on your printer: 1. SelecttheOutput Settingstool on the toolbar. 2. Selectthe desired printer from thePrinterlist. 3. ClicktheOutput to Printerbutton at the bottom of the dialog box. 4. ClickOKto send the document to the printer. The document prints – and includes the registration marks and a little bit of text, which tells you which end is fed into the Silhouette first. Cut the outer shape: 1. Placethe page on the Protective Sheet. 2. Feedthe sheet into the silhouette with the text “Feed this side first” at the top. 3. Clickon theCraft Roboicon on the toolbar. 4. ClickOKto display theControllerwindow. 5. Positionthe Cutting head to the right and above the registration mark at the top right of the page. 6. Selectthe desired settings for cutting the shape using the paper you have used to print on. 7. Performthe cut. You will notice that the Silhouette searches for the registration marks.It uses these registration marks to perfectly align the cutting blade and cut the outer shape around your text.