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How to create a basic stencil in Silhouette Alta

Posted on 28th September 2018
1- Open Silhouette Alta software. Click on the right side tab.


2- Click on the library folder.


3- Find a folder where you may have background files.


4- Double click on your image.


5- A new window will appear. Click on the stencil option.


6- Your design will appear as a stencil. With this particular design there are gaps from the edge to the design which need to be joined to create a whole stencil.


7- Click on the shape option. Then click on the cube.


8- Flatten the cube to the same height as the stencil.


9- Resize the flattened cube to a long thin rectangle. Place on the edge of your stencil to join the middle of the design to the edge.


10- Right click on the rectangle and duplicate.


11- Move the duplicated rectangle to the right joining the middle to the edge.


12- Right click and duplicate again.


13- Rotate then shorten and place across the top of the stencil to join the edge with the middle stencil design.


14- Repeat again to the bottom of your design. then click on the select all icon.


15- Right click and group. By grouping the pieces the printer will print as one design not several separate small ones.


16- Click on 3D print and then select your print options and print.


17- Your finished design can now be used as a stencil with paint or spray. You can also use these stencils through a manual die cutting machine to dry emboss patterns.

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