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How to create your own decorative border in Silhouette Alta

Posted on 11th October 2018
1- Open Silhouette Alta software. Click on the shape tool.


2- Select your base shape. A cube is always a good place to start.


3- Select your cube.


4- Flatten the cube and elongate to make a long flat rectangle.


5- Click on the shape tool.


6- Create your first shape to made your decorative piece.


7- Flatten your shape and place on your rectangle. Make sure that the shape is slightly raised so it will be seen when printed.


8- Right click on your shape and then duplicate.


9- Move the duplicated shape to where you would like it and place.


10- Continue creating different shapes.


11- Add many different shapes onto your rectangle to create your decorative border.


12- Once you are happy with your design, click on the select all icon.


13- Right click and group your design. This will enable it to print as one piece not many small pieces.

You can now add this design to something your are making in the software, or you can print as a single design and adhere at a later date.


14- Click on 3D print and print your design.


15- your design is now printed.

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