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Online Class

Next Steps in Silhouette Studio

Enhance your Silhouette Studio® skills by learning how to create custom designs! Use your software tools to modify images, make your own cut files and more.

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lori Whitlock
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Discover how to use Silhouette Studio's Designer Edition software to make personalized, professional-quality projects with Silhouette designer Lori Whitlock. You'll begin by learning the different file types you can work with. Move on to colorizing a cupcake topper with the Print and Cut feature. Then you'll start to customize images with tracing tools, pattern fills and borders. Ready for more complex designs? Lori will help you organize and simplify intricate files with compound paths and grouping. Take your skills even farther with techniques for drawing custom shapes and making perfect floral designs. Next, you'll use edit points and the knife tool to create a fun, personalized party hat project. Lori will finish class with tips and tricks for modifying fonts, working with specialty materials such as vinyl and making cuts like a professional.

Lesson Breakdown

1. File Types for Silhouette Studio
Meet your instructor, Lori Whitlock, and learn all about the file types you can use with Silhouette Studio and how they differ. Lori will explain how to find and import your designs. Then, you'll get started with customization by colorizing a simple Print and Cut.
2. Using Pattern Fills & Tracing
3. Multiple Elements
4. Drawing Tools
5. Advanced File Edits
6. Fonts & Specialty Materials

Recommended with this class

  • Baker's twine
  • Mini brads
  • Adhesive dots, both raised and flat

Taught by

Lori  Whitlock
Lori Whitlock
Lori Whitlock has more than 20 years of experience working as a graphic designer. She's been designing for Silhouette America for the past six years and has created thousands of custom designs for the Silhouette Design Store. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on all things Silhouette by answering and troubleshooting customer questions on her blog and teaching at a number of paper crafts retreats.