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How to use PSD (photoshop) files in the Silhouette Alta 3D software

Posted on 25th October 2018
1- Open Adobe Photoshop. I am using photoshop elements.(you do not need to full version ) Click on the open icon.


2- Select your PSD file. Open it.


3- In the layers tab, select all the layers you do not want to use in your 3D print file. Then delete them.


4- Move the layer you have kept to the middle of your design space.


5- Go to File - save as.


6- When you save the file, save as a JPEG file, not a PSD file.


7- Go and load Silhouette Studio software. (free edition) Click on the open folder icon.


8-Your JPEG will load onto your design space. Click on the trace icon.


9- Trace your design.


10- You may need to trace the parts several times and combine them to replicate your design.


11- Delete the JPEG and only have your traced image in your design space.


12- Go to File - Save as - Save to hard drive.


13- Open the Silhouette Alta 3D software. Click on the open folder icon.


14- Fine your studio file and open.


15- A new window will appear. At this point you can choose what you would like to convert the file to. I will be creating a jewelry box.


16- Your file will convert and At this point you can either ungroup or add /remove from your design. When you are happy you can click on 3D print.


17- Your design will slice and you can print.


18- Your design is printed.

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