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How To Create Your Own SVG Files

How To Create Your Own SVG Files

Did you know that you're able to create original art SVG files? It's not as hard as it sounds, and then you own them and can sell without worrying about commercial rights (as long as it is truly your own original design).

There are several ways to go about creating them! You pick the options that work best for you and can start designing to your heart's content.

1. Silhouette Studio Business Edition

If you upgrade to the business version of the software, you can save your work as an SVG file. Here's a quick step-by-step tutorial showing how simple it is!

Start by typing your word (or creating your drawing). I'm using the font Battshion which is currently a free commercial use font!

If your design is a cursive font or something that isn't connected, you'll need to weld the design together.

After you weld it, either group it together or make it a compound path.

Once you're done, simply save it as an SVG file, the options are in the "save as type" dropdown menu.

Pretty simple right!?!

Again, that's a feature only offered in the business edition of the software, but if you are designing files as part of your business it will more than pay itself back, it's not a huge investment either.

2. iPad and Apple Pencil with the Procreate App

This is a very popular way to create hand-lettered or hand-drawn files! It's like drawing on paper digitally. I just recently purchased an iPad and pencil to try this method myself. We have lots of guides on using the Procreate app in our Design School.


3. Use a Vector Software

Adobe Illustrator is the most common vector software because it's a robust system. But it's also quite expensive.

You can use Inkscape to make SVGs, which is a free vector software. Affinity Designer is another great vector-based program, which only has a one-time purchase fee. Check out our guide on making SVGs in Affinity Designer.

Which method are you drawn to the most?

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