Font Installation

The Quietfire Fonts are fun and easy to use!  Just follow the instructions to install them in your computer.  They work like any font! (This information is very similar to the information on the Silhouette Online Store information.)

Install the font on a PC:

  1. Depending on your download environment, the download may show in the downloads section of your browser OR in the default download location
  2. Open the downloaded folder
  3. Double-click on the desired font to install
  4. A font management window will open
  5. Select the Install option in the upper-left of the window
  6. The Install button will turn grey, indicating that the font has been installed

Install the font on a MAC:

  1. Depending on your download environment, the download may show in the downloads section of your browser OR in the default download location
  2. Open the downloaded folder
  3. Double-click on the desired font to install
  4. A font management window will open
  5. Select the Install option in the lower-right of the window
  6. The font management window will close, indicating that the font has been installed.

The Silhouette Cameo can cut most fonts installed on your computer through the use of the Silhouette Studio® software program. You do not need to download these into the Silhouette software. Any font installed on your computer in your font directory will show up as an available option for cutting letters once the Silhouette software is opened. Please note that some fonts may not be designed for optimal cutting, so we cannot guarantee that every font style will cut well with the Silhouette.

 

Trouble Locating Glyphs?

Many glyphs are accessible using the glyphs panel within the Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio.  At present, Sihouette Studio does not support all available glyph libraries utilized by font createors. All available glyphs can be accessed through your computers Font Book (Mac) or Character Map (PC). To access these glyphs, follow the steps below:

Mac:

  1. Open the Finder
  2. Open the Applications option
  3. Open the Font Book application
  4. Select the View Menu
  5. Select the Repertoire option

PC:

  1. Press the Windows key and R-key simultaneously
  2. Type in charmap and press Enter
  3. The Character Map window will appear
  4. In the Font drop-down, navigate to the desired font
  5. Check the box next to Advanced View
  6. In the Group by drop-down, navigate to Unicode Subrange
  7. The Group By window will pop up next to the Character Map window
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the Group By window and select Private Use Characters
  9. All available glyphs will be displayed in the Character Map

 

 

 

 

 

Online Classes

Suzanne is delighted to be a teacher on Skillshare.  Check out her Lettering in a Circle class!  Want to take the class for free?  Sign up for a Premium Membership and you’ll get two weeks free.  Take the class – it’s quick and fun!  You can cancel your membership at any time, but Skillshare is a wonderful place to learn so you might just want to stay!

About the Class:

So you’re a lettering person and you love the pen to paper thing – just like me! – and you’ve been practicing and making some cards and doing some words and you’re looking for the next fun thing to do with your lettering.

In this class we’re going to take a line of your lettering and turn it into a complete full circle so it fits perfectly.  When finished, you can turn this design into a card, create a frame for a photo, use it  in a wedding invitation or announcement, or even have a rubber stamp make from your finished artwork.

You don’t have to be an expert calligrapher and you can use any tool that you’re comfortable with.  It works in all styles.  So let’s get started.  I’ll see you in the first lesson!

 

Suzanne has many tutorials on her YouTube Channel including those for lettering, projects and assembling her digital designs.

Coming Soon!

Watch for our (almost) weekly Facebook Live broadcasts.  Our usual time is Thursdays at 4 pm Pacific time!