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How to use the stippling tool with photos in the Silhouette Curio

Posted on 5th April 2019
1- Open Silhouette Studio. Go to the cutting mat and change to the curio. Next Change the media size to fit the curio mat. A5 will work well.


2- With the 2 sections changed you will see that the mat on the screen now is the curio mat.


3- Open your files and pic the photo you would like to use.



4- Select your picture.

*It is good to note that black and white photos with high contrast work best. 


5- Resize your picture.


6- Click on the stipple panel icon.


7- Click on the trace stippling tool.


8- Click the trace stipple area. Trace around your image.


9- Your image will now have the basic stippling.


10- Adjust the stippling. Change the refinement to 4 and then change the grid spacing to the lowest possible. This will clear up the image and give definition.


11- You have the option to invert the image and stippling. this will give you a negative effect.


12- If you would like to refine the design more you can select one of the options in the drop down box.


13- Select the style you are happy with.


14- Click create stipple. The design will go blacker than it was before. do not worry, this will not be the final effect.


15- In the send screen Select stipple and the stipple tool. the dots will appear red. If you would like a different effect you can alternate the stipple tool to a marker or sketch pen to create a drawn effect.

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