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Silhouette Studio Tutorial: Santa’s Footprints SVG

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Design with Me is a new regular feature on Cutting for Business! Each Friday, I’ll bring you a new Silhouette Studio tutorial featuring how to design an SVG.

When I write tutorials, I try to include a mix of in depth tutorials – and quick ones where you can sit down and in 15 minutes you can have an SVG ready to cut.

Today’s Santa’s footprints tutorials is a quick one!

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Silhouette Studio Tutorial: Santa’s Footprints

  1. Grab a boot sole clip art from your favorite source. Double check the license to make sure it has commercial use. I grabbed mine from Adobe Stock.
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2. Open the image in Silhouette Studio, then navigate to ‘Panels’, ‘Trace’. Trace the image and delete the original.

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3. Right click the boot soles and select ‘Release Compound Path’. This allows you to manipulate each piece of the boot sole independently.

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4. Delete all the interior pieces of the boot soles.

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5. Use your favorite Christmas dingbat font and fill the interior of the boot sole with Christmas-y things. For this tutorial, I used the Country Trees font for the tree.

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That’s it! Your Santa’s footprints are done!

In a hurry? You can design one sole, then duplicate it and mirror it for a second sole. Don’t forget to reverse your text if you have any in your design.

My finished design looks like this when used with some flour on the floor:

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Don’t Forget to Save!

To save your new SVG creation, head to ‘File’, ‘Save As’, ‘Save to Hard Drive’, name the file, then select ‘SVG’ from the dropdown menu.

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