Hi everyone. I love using photos in my Silhouette software so I thought I would share a few tips on this fun technique with you today. For this layout, I cut a title out of a photo that I dropped into the software.
First, create a shape in your software that you want to drop your photo into. Any shape will work, but for the purposes of this tutorial, I just created a 4 x 6 box so that it would be the same size as the photo on my layout.
Find a photo that you want to use and drop it into the Silhouette Designer Edition software.
Next, use the text tool to type your title over the photo. I used a font called ‘Impact’ because I wanted the letters to be chunky.
Now, with both the shape (my 4 x 6), and the letters (SUNSET) highlighted, click on ‘modify’ (little icon with an M on it) and then hit ‘Crop’.
Now you will have your letters to do a print and cut. Before printing, remember to resize your mat to 8.5 x 11 and hit ‘show registration marks’. I used Silhouette’s white adhesive-backed card stock for my print & cut — I love the texture!
Since I wanted the texture to be the same on my photo, I printed my photo out using the same paper. Then, using small pop dots, I layered my title over my photo to give the title a 3d effect.
Here is another example of a layout I did using this technique. For this one, I cut out the banners from a fall leaves photo, and a tag out of a picture of my son.
You can have a lot of fun cutting shapes out of your photos! Have fun with this technique! Thanks for letting me share with you today!
Shapes from Sunset layout:
Shapes from the Fall Layout:
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