HOW TO CONVERT A PNG FILE TO SVG IN SILHOUETTE


Happy Sunday, friends!

I promised this post as a follow up to my rose flower wrapping project. In that post, I offered you a free cut file of a rose (shown below), and I made it from the image created by a stamp.

To be honest, to be able to convert an image from paper to a ready cut file in Silhouette is quite genius, and I didn't know that it was even possible until I gave it a try. For instructions on how to do that, keep on reading below.

SILHOUETTE STUDIO: CONVERTING A FILE FROM PNG TO SVG

Since I wanted to use the stamp image, I stamped a sheet of white printer paper and scanned it in my Canon MX492. Then I cropped the image and saved it to the Desktop.

In the Silhouette program, I opened the image. It opens up pretty small, so I enlarged it.

To begin the conversion, first, I selected Object - Trace - Trace Outer Edge. It looked something like this:

To remove all those little points in the rose petals, the next thing I did was select the rose, and Object - Offset - Distance: 0.01. The reason was, if you zoomed into the image, some of the little points were touching the edges of the rose petals (please note: this step may not always be necessary, depending on the image and image quality). Then, select the new image again, right click on the mouse and select Group. Back to Object - Trace - Trace Outer Edge:

Once you've followed those steps, your new rose image is ready to cut! You can adjust the size of it here to any size you want.

P I N M E !

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