This is a very easy project that requires only the most basic working knowledge of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. Please note that the tools that allow you to create your own sketches are only available in the paid Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio. (You can still sketch with the free version of Studio but you have to purchase the files from the online store.)
Tools & Materials
- Digital photos
- Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
- Silhouette Sketch Pens
- White cardstock
Start by opening your photo or jpeg file. Resize your photo to your liking. Now head over to the trace box and select the area to be traced. I made my trace area slightly larger than 5 x 7 so my final picture would fit in my frame.
Adjust the high and low pass filters and threshold as you need. My suggestion is simply play around with the settings because the results will vary depending on your photo and the details you want to highlight for the sketch. I used the following settings for my photo:
- High Pass —–> 4.25
- Low Pass —–> 0.25
- Threshold —–> 48%
Click trace and then delete the photo. You should be left with a picture made up of cutlines. Select your picture and then go to the Sketch window. Choose the plain sketch option.
Load the card stock and replace your cutting blade with a sketch pen. Send your project to the Silhouette. Be sure to change the cut settings from blade to Sketch Pen. Now sit back and relax while your machine draws a beautiful, one of a kind sketch!.
Here is the original:
..and here is the finished sketch in a frame:
I really like using the Sketch pens with the Cameo. There are many sketch files available via the Silhoeutte Online Store and if you have the designer edition of studio, you can easily turn regular cut files into sketches.
That’s it for now! Have fun making beautiful pictures with your sketch pens!
Until next time…Happy Crafting!