Sunday, July 27, 2014

Creating a Split Letter in Silhouette

Hello, Friends.  Marilyn here with a tutorial on how to create a split letter in Silhouette.

Split Letter - Regal Font

  • Here's what you'll need:
  • Silhouette software
  • Regal Font - available for free here.


If you don't already have the Regal Font, you'll need to  download and install to the fonts folder on your computer.  Next open up your Silhouette software, select Regal font and type the letter of your choice.  Enlarge the letter and color fill in black for better viewing.


Now let's split the letter.  Draw a thin rectangle and place it in the center of your letter - or wherever you want the letter to split.



Select the Letter and Rectangle and select Subtract.  You'll be left with a blank in the center of your letter.


The Subtract function will cause your letter to be un-grouped.  Select the top portion of the letter only and Group.  Do the same thing with the bottom portion of your letter.


Make a larger gap between the top and bottom portion by moving the top portion up.  I moved mine up until I had about 2" between the two parts.


Draw a small thin rectangle and color fill in black.  Place the rectangle at the bottom of your top portion.


Create a copy of your rectangle and position at the top of your bottom section.


Select the top portion and top rectangle and Weld together.  Repeat this process for the bottom rectangle and bottom portion of your letter.  After welding, you'll need to Group and the pieces of the top together and all the pieces of the bottom together.


Type any extra text you would like to add.  I used Brannoll Fet font and added "The Leonard Family" to the blank section.  I also added names at the bottom.


That's all there is to creating a split font.  Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Marilyn! This tutorial was extremely helpful. Great job!

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  2. In the silhouette cameo option: Trace - which cutting element do you choose?: Trace / Trace Outer Edge / Trace and Detached??

    Thank you for the above instructions!

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