Silhouette Studio® 4.2 Preview
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Silhouette Studio® 4.2 Preview

There are some exciting new features coming to Silhouette Studio in version 4.2. Want to see a sneak peek? Your wish is my command!

Font Creator (Business Edition only)

Have you ever wanted to create your own font? Now you can with Silhouette Studio’s font creator. You can print out a sheet and handwrite the letters you want to use or you can create the letters digitally. What a great way to customize your projects or preserve your kiddo’s adorable handwriting.

Lasso Tool (Designer Edition and above)

Just like in other design programs, the lasso tool makes selecting intricate pieces and odd shapes much easier. For example, I want to take the lips from this Print & Cut design and use them for something else, so I just select the Lasso tool and carefully trace around the edge of the lips. (See the dotted line? That’s from tracing with the Lasso tool.) When I’m done, I can move the lips away from the rest of the design.

Print Bleed

Have you ever done a Print & Cut and been a little frustrated by the little bit of white space around the printed image? We now have a solution to help with that! It’s called a print bleed. What it does is print slightly beyond your cut line so that when your Silhouette cuts it out, there is no unnecessary white space.

Color Fonts

Add special effects to your fonts like shadows and gradients. This feature is great because it treats the whole text like a single vector or .SVG element. So for example if you decide you want to do a gradient, it will do the gradient color evenly through the entire text and not just within single letters.

 

Warp Templates

If you like warping your text but aren’t exactly sure the types of things you can do with the warping tool, take a look at the warp templates that offer a preset warp pattern. The best thing about these is that the text remains editable, which saves you lots of time when you need to make a change because you won’t have to redo the entire design.

Puzzle Generator (Designer Edition + and above)

Turn any image you have into a puzzle with the help of the Puzzle Generator tool. You can customize the number of columns and rows and even tweak the shapes of the pieces.

Flexishapes (Designer Edition + and above)

Introducing new Flexishapes. You can buy these shapes in the Design Store and customize certain pieces, such as the number of petals to include on a flower.

Library Display Changes

We’ve made quite a few changes to the library to make it even more intuitive to search for your designs. Not to mention, this overhaul has given the interface a much cleaner look.

And these are just a few of the changes coming at you in version 4.2. We’re still getting ready for the release, but look for it really soon. We’ll notify you in the Silhouette Studio® software when the update is ready to download.

What new feature are you the most excited for?

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15 comments

  1. Oh! I am giddy with excitement

  2. All of them!!!

  3. These additions and changes sound exciting

  4. WOW I am looking forward to all the new editions to my Business Edition programme. Well done.

  5. Pls Add a zoom buttom to the mat.
    what is the launch date of the Silhouette Studio 4.2

    1. Silhouette Studio 4.2 has no official launch date yet, but is in beta-testing mode to make sure it gets the kinks worked out before becoming a general release version.

  6. Several people in some of my Facebook groups have reported losing their libraries and extremely slow cutting times with the update. Have these issues been addressed? I am afraid to update.

    1. Those bugs are still being worked out by the software team. It doesn’t affect everyone, but is a known issue for a few users.

  7. The new changes are awesome! Thank you! The one that I’m most excited about is the Puzzle Generator. I can’t wait!!!

  8. I would just be excited if my software would stop “just responding”. Please have them fix whatever this is or tell me what to do. Also the new upgrade has an error in it and has hopefully been corrected. I see that Silhouette is coming out with a new 3D printer; what size medium will it take and what will be the ending format. I have a 3D printer now and it takes several ending formats and also uses at least two different sizes of medium for creating items.

  9. Looking forward to it!! The bleed is an incredible idea – I’ve been doing this manual with so much of my print and cut – WONDERFUL NEWS!!! And the warp templates, woo hoo. Font creator? If it’s as good as it sounds – INCREDIBLE! Can I have 4.2 tomorrow????? 😉

  10. I still wan the option to not have the Cloud feature. These features listed here look fun.

  11. Wow! The three top features that I’m looking forward to are the auto print bleed, making my own handwritten font, and the library change. However, all of the updates described sound amazing! I’m so glad that I updated to the Business Edition last year!!

  12. What will be the cost if one has the Business Edition?

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