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Accessing Glyphs and Swashes in Silhouette Studio

Posted on 24th October 2016
1- Open silhouette studio. Select the text tool.

2- Type your text and then select the text style tool.

3- To select your font you can either highlight your text and select from the fonts in the drop down box, you you can write your font name in the text box. I am using Samantha upright script from

4- Some fonts have extra glyphs and swashes included. in the past you need to use a separate program to access them. Now silhouette has a glyph option to access them.

5- In the glyph option you can hover over the glyphs to make the size larger. You can also use the scale tool to make the previews larger also.

6- To add a glyph in your text, delete the letter you would like to replace, then scroll through the glyphs and double click the one you would like to use. The glyph will appear where you have the cursor.

7- Your glyph will now appear on your text.

8- You can add as many glyphs as you like in your text. All the recent glyphs you use will be listed so you can refer back to them.

9- Apart form letter glyphs, some gylphs are complete works or swashes.

10- You can resize all glyphs as you would any text or shapes.

11- If you would like to join the glyphs you can select all text and then click on weld. the letters/glyphs that touch will weld together.

12- Once you send the text and glyphs to the cut screen, They will have their cut lines ready to use.

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