How do I get rid of a cut line between two short borders when I put them together to make a longer border? For example, I have a lace border, but it's only 6 inches, so I copy it, paste another one, put them together side by side to get 12 inches and there's a cut line where the two meet. If I select all and weld, all of the insides of the lace border (the little holes inside of the border) disappear and only the outline remains. If I erase the cut line where the two borders meet, it draws cut lines around the line I erased and now I have a cut line circle.
Film strip border is the same way, not big enough to stretch across a 12x12 page and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to put two of them together and not have that cut line in the middle. I want them all one shape, but welding eliminates all designs in the middle and leaves me with just an outline.
I'm sure it's easy, but how? Can anyone help?
try to select all and click make compound path. Not sure as I don't have my sil software open.
I just tried this and it groups the two shapes together into one, but the cut line is still present in the middle.
I also tried to eliminate the cut line by editing points and deleting the points that connect that line together, but then it pulls up a line on the bottom of the shape from the next point over and connects it to the top of where the cut line used to be at the top in a diagonal slant line.
I'm new to using the cameo...but could you just pull the image at the side to stretch it to the length you want and then pull it upwards so it' not too distorted????
You could, but the lace design has 5 ridges/curves on one edge, so if you stretch it out, you have 5 really big curves, whereas if you could duplicate the shape, line up the two of them (and somehow eliminate that cut line in the middle), you would have 10 curves to the lace, which doesn't look as funky.
And on a film strip if you stretch it out, all of the squares turn into rectangles and if you pull the shape upwards to turn them back into squares, you would have a gigantic film strip.
Thanks for the responses. I appreciate them. :)
I don't know how intricate your lace border is, but this is what I did on a scalloped border with a cut out inside of each scallop:
I duplicated the border and then lined the two side by side where the last and first humps were exactly overlapping.
Then, I selected everything together.
Then, I traced the selection at a 48% Threshold.
Then, I drug the tracing off of the original.
Then, I selected the entire tracing piece and Right Clicked > "Release Compound Path"
Then, I was able to select and delete the two center cut lines. I did also have to delete the tracing around each scallop cut out.
Once done with deleting, I selected everything and Right Clicked "Make Compound Path"
But I ended up with one continual cut scallop border.
I don't know how much work you want to put in, but that's the only way I could get it to work. I am also by no means a Silhouette expert, so there may be an easier way to do this. :)
Ok...I just tried it with a scalloped border with circles inside each scallop. Duplicate your shape and line them up until they are 12" or however long you want it to be. Then select each section and choose "detach lines" under the "modify" menu. Depending on the shape "release compound paths" may also work. Then leaving everything in it's place select only the outlines of the border shapes and weld them together. Then select the whole border with the inner shapes as well and choose "make compound paths"
Hopefully this works with your shape
I did something like this earlier - I hope what I say makes sense - it might also be exactly what Jules is saying but my brain just isn't working right now ! Lol
Line them up where you want them to join
UNGROUP both of them so that the little circles that make your lace are now free as well (BUT DON'T MOVE ANYTHING)
Select the outlines that you want to weld (hold shift while clicking on each)
Your circles should stay where they are supposed to but just remember to select the whole thing again and "group" it, otherwise you might move it out of whack with the "lacey" parts.
Make sense? If not tell me, lol! I'll try to explain better.
Oh. Nessa's way sounds much easier (She posted while I was still blabbling!)! :)
Oh, this is wonderful. I've just tried all of the different ways listed and they all work. I am so thrilled.
Thank you to all of you. I had no idea about the modify option and I didn't know how to select only lines using the shift. Using Nessa's way with modify and detach lines, I was able to move the lines off and weld together and then put back on the little circles and then regroup and using Plasticlight's way of trying it with shift and selecting lines only and welding, it was SOOO easy.
Jules, I'm so impressed with your method and tracing, something I haven't tried before. It took a little longer to do, but I've never used the tracing function before and it was so fun and now my head is brimming full of ideas on how I want to use that feature. Fun!
I spent so much time trying to figure this out on my own, going through the owner's manual and searching online Silhouette boards hoping for a similar question and coming up with nothing. I should have asked all of you sooner. Your knowledge is impressive. Thanks so much.
Oh dear, how I wished I checked this board before I just spent half an hour trying the exact same thing with a free hand drawn shape. I guess I'll know for the next time lol!
Great information here.
You guys are awesome. This totally works.
All I can say, is, WOW. You guys are awesome!
Patty G. in NJ