Well, yes and no. Yes in that if you want to customize an existing design to add a word or two, yes. No in that if you want me to design something completely from scratch as according to your vision, I’m not that awesome :) Customizing an existing design starts at $7.50 and goes up depending on the complexity and how much I’m modifying.
I’m always open to suggestions for new quotes and designs, though, and while if you approach me with an idea I will usually roll with it in my own style but I always am willing to talk about it and see if we can figure it out.
Also - this goes without saying but please don’t send me photos of someone else’s work and ask me to duplicate it. Not going there. Same goes for trademarked characters like Disney stuff, etc. That’s a big fat nope on that.
You will receive a commercial license with all the gory details when you purchase, but in a nutshell here’s what it includes:
You can sell items made with my designs as long as your (entire) business is bringing in less than $250k/year gross, and they have to be physical products. You can’t re-sell my designs, give them away, or use them as a part of another digital product for sale.
AND if you do plan on selling, I highly recommend signing up for my VIP email list because I love to talk about business and businessy things there.
Nope! Please don’t do that. I work very hard to keep my designs priced affordably and it’s not cool for anyone to just give away my work.
If you want a specific design but you don’t have a cutter yourself and plan on having someone else do the work, just have that person buy the file and then they can make your product with it, easy peasy :)
(but really… you need your own machine anyway, right???)
First, make sure you have extracted the files from the zip file, since Studio cannot load the zip file itself.
BUT - the main thing that causes this is that Studio will not open the SVG file unless you have upgraded to Designer Edition. If you look at the top of the program, it should say whether you have Silhouette Studio or Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.
If you already upgraded and are still getting the error, check the top anyway. Sometimes Studio will randomly “downgrade” software (it’s happened to me twice) and so it may be that it bumped you back to regular Studio and you’ll need to re-enter your key (which you can find in your Silhouette America account).
Yes you bet! The DXF file will load just fine into Studio.
I generally recommend upgrading, though, if you plan on buying a lot of designs. DXF files can be hard to work with, because when they load, each and every path is separate and pieces can get lost (like the insides of letters like O, P, B, etc and other small elements).
Well - I hate to say it, but I know from discussing with my customers that Design Space can be temperamental. This has happened to me - I select the file to import and it tries to load for a second but then goes back to the "browse" screen.
Try closing your browser and restarting Design Space. If that doesn’t work, take a screenshot of what you see and contact me for help :)