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How to Jazz Up SVG Files into Sublimation Designs in Silhouette Studio, Illustrator or Photoshop - with 3 videos!

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How to Jazz Up SVG Files into Sublimation Designs in Silhouette Studio, Illustrator or Photoshop - with 3 videos!

If you are like me, you have a huge collection of SVG files because you started with vinyl. Don't just dismiss those as no longer usable... You can print SVG files just like sublimation prints! But if you want to jazz them up a little (because you CAN!) then here are some videos showing you some design tricks that are easy ways to give those SVG designs a face lift! I sat down to show you with Silhouette Studio, Illustrator and Photoshop so you can skip ahead to which one applies to you.  Related links: Design Elements (textures, patterns, paint blobs, etc.)...

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How to Make & Use Seamless Patterns in Silhouette Studio

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How to Make & Use Seamless Patterns in Silhouette Studio

I was asked to make a tutorial on how to make seamless patterns in Silhouette Studio. Honestly, I wasn't sure if it was possible to do in Silhouette but I know I lot of people don't have software like Photoshop and Illustrator, so I sat down determined to find a way... and I did! You do need an upgraded version of Studio so you can save as a PNG or JPG, but the rest is pretty easy once you learn a couple tricks. Here's a video showing you the process! I even used some of our chickens to make a...

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How to Remove Backgrounds & Noise using Silhouette Studio

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How to Remove Backgrounds & Noise using Silhouette Studio

Sometimes a customer sends you a graphic that just isn't great quality. Obviously, the best thing to do is to get a high-res image.  But, if that's not possible and you need to do some cleanup, there is a way to do it without Photoshop. Obviously, you can try to trace it altogether and create a new version, but if there are details you don't want to lose, this is another option. Also, I didn't mention in the video, but you can also just choose to crop the OUTSIDE edge by choosing "Trace Outer Edge" which can be handy sometimes too. Hopefully...

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How to Make a Mockup with Photoshop or Silhouette Studio

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How to Make a Mockup with Photoshop or Silhouette Studio

Do you have a pile of products sitting around that just didn't sell? Made it to take photos thinking it would easily sell, but it just didn't, and now you're stuck with it? Avoid that by using mockups! Digitally add your designs to product photos without having to actually make it. You can take your own mockup photos or purchase them. I have hundreds available for you to choose from for only a few dollars each! This week I sat down and did tutorial videos on how to add your designs to mockups using Photoshop or Silhouette Studio. Make beautiful, realistic...

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How to Make Photo Collage Text (with 3 videos!)

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How to Make Photo Collage Text (with 3 videos!)

I’ve been seeing a lot of questions popping up lately on how to do photo collage text, particularly for making Mother’s Day mugs and shirts with family photos in the word mom or her name. So I sat down and did 3 tutorial videos yesterday! One for Photoshop, one for Illustrator, and one for Silhouette! 

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