Frequently Asked Questions

Creating stencil letters

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Silhouette America® does not currently offer any stencil fonts or automated methods of creating a stencil.

The easiest way to achieve a stencil effect for lettering would be to obtain a font style that is designed in such a format already and use the Text tools to just type out the desired lettering.

However, a work-around can also be used to manually connect inner parts of images to the outside in order to create a bridge for stencil creations.

 The following steps can be taken to manually create a stenciled letter:

  1. Type the desired letter
  2. Draw a small box using the Rectangle tool that connects to the inside portion to the outside
  3. Select the letter and the small rectangle together
  4. Go to the Modify tools
  5. Select the Subtract option

This will yield the following result:

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