18 June 2017

Silhouette Version 4 Update Overview Part 1

Hi there Everyone!!!!!

The new software has been released for Silhouette. Most of the new features are amazing and i was super excited to check them out.
Some of the new features are only available for the Designer version and Business version. But the basics are all available in the free version.

I know a lot of Silhouette owners are concerned for the new major update, but rest assured it is well worth the update.

I would recommend to back up your files and I will post a tutorial on how to do this soon.

For this rundown I am using the Designer version of the software.

1- Page Setup. Now located in the right toolbar. The functions are the same as V3. Note that the page options are now located in this same section and shown as a grid icon. The registration mark options are also now located in this section also, located next to the grid icon.

2- Pixscan. The second icon in the right toolbar. Here all the picscan options are available the same as V3.

3- Fill. The fill icon now includes fill colour (1) Fill gradient (2) and Fill pattern (3). The functions have not changed.

4- Line Style. Line style (1) and line colour (2) are now located under the same line icon. The functions are the same as V3.

5- Trace. The trace function has changed a fair bit. You now have the choice of basic trace (1), colour trace (2) and magnet trace (3).

6- Image Effects. Now are all found in the same icon. Grey shade (1), colourize (2), Brightness.contrast/saturation (3), Gamma (4), Invert (5), sepia (6), Tint (7), Shadow (8).

7- Text Style. Currently this has not changed apart from the location of the icon. In a new update there will be new changes including a glyph function.

8- Transform. This now includes several other icons from the previous V3 software. Align (1), Scale (2), Rotate (3), Move by (4) horizontal shear (5).

9- Replicate. The replicate option had not changed (1). You now have a separate icon for number of copies (2) and a new object to path option (3).

10- Modify. The modify option is exactly the same as the previous version.

11- Offset. The offset icon has now moved from the top toolbar to the right. The options are the same.

12- Stipple. We now have a whole icon for stipples. You can use the options To draw an shape and add a stipple effect. You can also use the print stipple option to draw the stipple option.
you do require the Silhouette Cameo 3 or Curio machine for this option.

13- Emboss. This function is specifically for the Curio machine.

14- Nesting.  This is a great new function where you can add your designs select them all and by selecting the nest option it will rearrange your images to best fit your page area.

15- Sketch. This Is the same as the V3 Sketch function but with an new advanced option where you can have more control of the sketch you choose.

16- Rhinestones. Has the same function as V3.

17- Layers. By selecting the little right arrow, this will bring up the layers icon. This new function you can adjust and select your layers.

Most of the icons are the same or have been combined into one icon. The majority of top and left icons in V3 have now been added to the right toolbar.

I will post part 2 of the silhouette changes in the next few days

Until next time........

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