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How to thicken foil lines in silhouette studio with the foil quill

Posted on 4th October 2019
*Medium foil tip used.

1- Open silhouette studio. Click on the file drop down menu.


 

2- Select open.


 

3- Select your design.


 

4- Select the design you would like to foil with thicker lines.


 

5- Resize your design.


 

6- With your design selected, right click and either ungroup your design, or if you cannot do this release the compound path.


 

7- With all the design selected, click on the offset tool.


 

8- Click the offset icon. You will see that all the lines now have an offset.


 

9-  Adjust the spacing so the offset is almost on top of the original lines. Apply.


 

10- With the new offset still selected, click the offset tool again. Once again you will see a offset on top of the 2nd offset. Adjust the offset once more to almost touch the lines.


 

11- You can repeat the above technique to make the line as thick as you would like. Once you are happy, select everything and then right click and group.


 

12- As you can see, below is the original and the design with the thicker lines. You can see a clear difference in thickness.


 

13- Go to the send screen. Choose your media and adjust the speed and force for the media you are using. Make sure the sketch pen is selected.


 

14- Send to your silhouette machine.


 

15- As you can see here foiled, the top design which had the thicker lines is clearly more defined than the original design.


 

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