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Hello, how are you? I'm going to make the tutorial on how you could do the bow tie
in silhouette software, as seen here, you go to the tab file and then clik open.
select the image
in my case
I used this bow tie pdf
that I downloaded from the Blog How Abnout Orange (link on the blog post)
what I did was save the pdf as an image and opened
when we open the image, we're going to trace it
with this button
we are going to select the tracing area
what the software is going to trace is the yellow lines
and here you could modify the trace lines
with different types of filters
and then we will select 'trace the outer edge'
now you can see the traced lines, I'm moving the image so we can see better the traced lines
Now we are going to select the image
right click on your mouse
and ungroup the traced lines,
we have individual traced lines. So I'm going to erase what we don't want.
this is what you will get
This is the bow tie's base,
bow tie's body,
the center piece.
All that is in the matt is what the software cut and as I already had one I delete this. If you see the lenght of the bow is 25cm aprox.
if you want a smaller or larger bow, to show you how I'm makinga copy.
How: You select all the pieces then click+ALT
Go to the Objetc tab, Transform,Scale options. To modify the image you have to click group so everything is a one piece only.
Click the block proportions button.
before modifying the scale,
I'm going to ungroup,
put all the pieces in the same line.
Group all the pieces again, block proportions and change the lenght
from 25cm to 5cm
this is the bow in the new scale.
because we are going to bend this piece
the lenght of the bow is like 3.2cm