Let’s keep going with designing in Silhouette Studio. If you are just joining us, we’ve already covered designing with fonts and creating your own designs in Silhouette Studio for non-artists. Today, we are looking at how to save in a format other than
Why would you save in another format in Silhouette Studio?
There are several reasons that you might want to save in another format:
- Designing business cards or logos and you need to send them to a printing company
- Creating cards or birthday signs to be printed by an outside company
- Using Silhouette Studio to create designs to be made into plastisol transfers to use with your heat press
- I could go on and on about why you may need to save in .jpg, .png, or .pdf – instead, I’ll just show you how!
Step by step tutorial – how to save to .jpg, .png, or .pdf in Silhouette Studio
- Download a PDF printer and install it. I use (and like) Bullzip PDF printer, but there are others available as well. You can search Google for “PDF printer”. Before you start, you need to understand that a PDF printer is a virtual printer. It doesn’t actually print anything to an actual printer. Instead, the utility saves your document onto your computer.
- When your design is ready to go in Silhouette Studio, go to “File”, “Print”. Select Bullzip PDF Printer from the list of printers as shown in the photo below:
- Click “Print”. A status bar will appear across your screen:
- Choose a format and name your document. Both are circled in the photo below:
- Optional: Set the resolution of your document from the “Image” tab.
- Click “Save” and your design will virtually print to wherever you saved it on your computer.
- That’s it! Isn’t that wonderful – and oh-so-easy!? You can use your file wherever you need it.
Now, what if you want to save your design as a .svg? The process is similar and I will show you how on the blog tomorrow, stay tuned!
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