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Old 01-18-2013, 07:38 AM   #9
craftykarla
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Shazsilverwolf, Thank you!!!

Here is some info from the Yahoo Silhouette Users group concerning the High Pass filters and tracing.


Open Silhouette Studio
Go to the File > Open option to locate and open your image
NOTE: If you are on a PC, you will need to select “All Files” from the file type selection in the “Open” window
Go to the Trace icon
Click on the Select Trace Area option
Draw a box around your image that you want to trace
Adjust any of the tracing filters as desired. Filters include the following:


High Pass Filter - Allows the trace lines to be set beginning from the outside of your image and then works toward the inside of the image as the filter setting is adjusted up. This is a nice option if you are trying to create a basic cutting frame for a more detailed image. If you do not wish to create a frame outline for your image, you may wish to turn this option off.
Low Pass Filter - Does the opposite of the High Pass Filter where tracing begins at the center points of your image parts and then works toward the outside of the image as the filter setting is adjusted up.
Threshold - Determines how broadly you wish to apply the trace filter to your image beginning with the darkest colors for low settings and applies lighter color parts as well as you move to larger settings.
Scale - This setting controls the smoothness of pixelated edges of your image. It is only necessary to use if the image in question is of a low quality and highly pixilated.
NOTE: The trace filter will show a yellow area covering the image. This yellow area is a preview for where your cut lines would be created.


Once you have drawn your trace area and are happy with the filter settings, select one the tracing methods underApply Trace Method. The available trace options are as follows:


Trace - This option will trace all outer and inner lines. This is generally preferable if you are attempting to create a regular cut image with multiple parts and specific details to be cut.
Trace Outer Edge - This option will create a cut line only around the outer edges of your image. This is generally preferable if you are attempting to create a Print & Cut image.
Trace and Detach - This option will punch out the image from the white background space. It is only used when you specifically removing the white background so that you can have select images overlap or be closer for Print & Cut jobs.
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