July 10, 2014

Releasing A Compound Path in Silhouette and Elle's Studio July Kit Reveal

Adventure Is Out There Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio July 2014 Exclusive Kit and Cut Files #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage
Hello and welcome! Today, I'm sharing a new scrapbook page as part of the Elle's Studio July Kit and Design Team Gallery Inspiration Reveal! I created my Adventure Is Out There layout using some tags from the July 2014 Exclusive Kit and the July Cut Files. I combined it with papers, tags and wood veneer from the Shine and Everyday Moments collections. I also used the new Washi Tape stamps!

TUTORIAL | RELEASING A COMPOUND PATH IN SILHOUETTE


I'm also sharing how to release a compound path using your Silhouette Cameo Software. I used this technique to create the border pieces behind my photo.
Begin by opening the Elle's Studio Box Border Cut File from the July Cut Files.  Cut it from white cardstock. 

How to Release a A Compound Path using Silhouette Cameo Software
Next, select the image and right click on it. A pop down list will appear. Click on Release Compound Path.

How to Release a A Compound Path using Silhouette Cameo Software
The image will become filled with black. The red lets you know where the cut lines are. 

How to Release a A Compound Path using Silhouette Cameo Software
Click inside to select each piece and then hit delete to remove these cut lines. Continue clicking and deleting until there are no more red boxes (cut lines) inside the shape. You will only have the red outline of the entire shape left.

How to Release a A Compound Path using Silhouette Cameo Software

Now you are ready to cut out the image with your choice of patterned paper.

How to Release a A Compound Path using Silhouette Cameo Software
Layer this "released" image with the original image to create the layered border pieces like the ones I used on my layout.  Here is a close up of the pieces I cut. The white is the original cut file image. The patterned paper behind it is the image after I released the compound path and deleted the interior cut lines.

Adventure Is Out There Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels #ellesstudio

Adventure Is Out There Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels #ellesstudio

Adventure Is Out There Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels #ellesstudio
I hope you enjoyed this short Silhouette Tutorial on how to Release a Compound Path. It can really open up a whole new way of using cut files when you use this feature!

Elle's Studio July 2014 Limited Edition and Exclusive Kit

ELLE'S STUDIO JULY 2014 EXCLUSIVE KIT

Life is Good Stamp
July Cut File
Summer Sale

6 comments:

  1. Love this one! Love that cut file and how you used it! Beautiful job!

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  2. Thanks Debbie! It is a fun cut file to play with!!!

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  3. Such an adorable layout Juliana, and I love the way you used the Elle's cut file!!

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  4. Gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the squares!!!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing how to do the path thing! I have tried, but wasn't sure what I was doing to put it mildly.

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  6. What a cool and fab page! Love that photo! Joe and I were just at the dinosaur exhibit this past weekend too and I have some photo's that I really must scrap!!!! ;-)

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