Today I decided to have some fun, and at the same time play with my silhouette while at the same time work on Project Life - which from now on will not be capitalized because hitting the shift key really slows down my typing. Anyway I had seen on Ali's blog her project life front page, and she had added some wonderful things she had cut with her silhouette of course I too wanted to add some of the same images to my album. Quick as my little fingers could fly I went over to designer digitals and found these.
Many other much more talented people done tutorials on how to do this, but there are a lot of lucky scrappers with brand new cameos that might have not yet seen how to convert digital brushes into images that can be cut on the silhouette cameo. The first thing to do is find an image ( or 2,3,4) that you like, but take the time to really think about if the image will be easy to cut - too many thin loopy lines really will be a pain to cut unless your blade is really sharp. Next open the image in your silhouette, and remember to click "all files" because the default file type is sil and you won't be able to see the jpegs until you change the file type.
Next look up in the right hand corner of of you window and find the blue square with the yellow line around it - this is the trace function. Click this button to bring up the trace options on the right hand side, and drag the blue trace box around your image
See how the image turned yellow this it good, but it needs to be completely yellow. I went over to the high pass box and unchecked it, and pushed the slider all the way to the right. This is the best way to make sure there aren't any spots in the middle of the letters that don't fill. Now just click the trace button ( the box with the double red squiggly boxes) While I know this might seem to be obvious, there has been many a time that I've forgotten this step and had to start over.
Now drag the images apart, and delete the original image and cut your new awesome silhouette image. Remember to save your new file so it can be imported into the silhouette library.