Accessing Glyphs and Swashes in Silhouette Studio

Posted on 24th October 2016
Accessing Extra Glyphs and Swashes is easy in Silhouette Studio on PC or Mac and can make your designs really sparkle!

For the tutorial today we'll be using Lovely Melissa, which comes with a huge array of 900 glyphs.

One thing's for sure:- Glyphs can make a massive difference to your designs!

Lovely Melissa Comparison between Glyphs disabled and enabled:


lovely melissa font glyphs comparison

Video Tutorial for accessing Glyphs and Swashes in Silhouette Studio on Windows PC/Laptop



To access the Lovely Melissa additional Glyphs in Silhouette on Mac, follow the following steps:

1. Install the .OTF version of the font as normal.
2. Launch Silhouette Studio.
3. Select Lovely Melissa Font and create your text design.
lovely melissa standard in silhouette studio
4. Open Mac's built in 'Font Book'. On PC, use the Character map tutorial to find your required glyphs.
lovely melissa script shown in font book
5. Select the special character or glyph that you want to use, use Cmd + C key or Edit > Copy to copy it.
lovely melissa glyphs selection
6. Select the character you want to replace with an advanced glyph and paste it using Cmd + V or Edit > Paste.
lovely melissa glyphs in silhouette studio
7. The Glyph will now be replaced with your advanced, swirly amazing design!

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