How Do You Trace an Image on Silhouette Cameo?

Tracing an image on a Silhouette Cameo machine is an easy and straightforward process. This electronic cutting machine allows you to quickly turn any image into a cut object, making it a great tool for crafting, scrapbooking, and paper crafting.

The Cameo comes with its own Silhouette Studio software, which can be used to trace images and create professional-looking projects in minutes. Here are the steps to follow to trace an image on your Silhouette Cameo.

Step 1: Selecting Your Image
The first step is to select the image that you’d like to trace. You can either use an existing image file or take a new photo of something that you’d like to trace.

If you choose an existing file, make sure it’s in one of the Cameo-compatible formats (.jpg, .gif, .png, etc. ).

Step 2: Setting up Your Image
Once your image is selected, open it up in the Silhouette Studio software. The next step is to prepare your image so that it can be traced accurately.

Make sure to check all of the settings for brightness and contrast so that the tracing process will be successful. You can also adjust the size of your image if needed.

Step 3: Tracing Your Image

Now it’s time for the actual tracing process! Select “Trace” from the toolbar at the top of the screen on your Silhouette Studio software.

Choose “Select Trace Area” and then drag a box around your image that you would like traced. You can adjust any of the settings such as threshold or noise reduction if needed before clicking “Trace.” Once this is complete, you should now see a pink outline around your traced images within Silhouette Studio.

Step 4: Cutting Out Your Design

The final step is cutting out your design! Select “Cut” from the toolbar at the top of your screen and then choose “Send To” followed by “Silhouette Portrait/Cameo”. This will send your design directly to your Silhouette machine where it will then begin cutting out your traced design!


Tracing an image on a Silhouette Cameo machine is easy and straightforward when following these simple steps! With its own software suite and simple controls, this electronic cutting machine can quickly turn any image into a cut object in minutes – making it perfect for crafting projects or scrapbooking layouts!