Cameo Silhouette: The Secret Access To Fonts & Flourishes

cameoSo recently I figured out something about using my design studio that I was not aware of and it was such an awe this awesome moment. Well to put it simply there is a way to access additional characters and fonts within certain fonts. So without being super confusing I am just going to show you step by step what I figured out and how to access it from a Mac or Windows.

 

 

 

How to Access Additional Fonts and Characters

Ok so first things first go to your search menu on your computer and search Font Book. Down below is how I found it on my Mac.

 

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This is what my font book looks like. As you can see all the fonts are listed on the left. Now not all fonts will have additional goodies. Most of those I have purchased from https://thehungryjpeg.com have all had tons of additional options within each font.

 

font book

Once you have your Font Book opened you want to make sure you change the view. Go to the view tab and make sure it is set to Repertoire. This will show you all the additional add-ins that are possible to each font.

Now here is one of my favorite fonts “Beauty Love“shown just as is when typed out normally in my Silhouette Design Studio.

 

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Now don’t get me wrong the font is gorgeous and I was super satisfied with it but why not have more options. All the flourishes and options are readily available to you through your font book.

Step-By-Step Directions 

  1. Make sure you have installed the new fonts.
  2. Next open your application folder and search for your font book.
  3. Once open click on the view tab and change or set to Repertoire
  4. Once this is opened you will see your entire font library.
  5. Click on the font you wish to access.
  6. The select the character or letter you wish to use by clicking on it or highlighting it.
  7. Copy the letter by clicking Ctrl + C or click edit and copy.
  8. Go back to your silhouette program and paste that letter into the word.

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See how these letters have hooks coming off each individual letter. Now I copied and pasted the “C” and the “Y” to give my original phrase a little character.

 

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Now you will have to click on your phrase and delete the letter you wish to change like in the phrase I typed out I had to delete the C and the Y and copy and paste the letters with the hooks.

 

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I have been using my Silhouette software for years now and I never knew about all the additional hidden fonts within the fonts. Capital letters, flourishes, hooks so amazing. It will change how you design and give you access to so many more options. Hope this helped and if you have any questions or issues leave them in the comment section.

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