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Hi - I don't thinks you'll be able to do all of what you need in Indesign.
able to edit some of them (change colors, add font, font features, etc)
You'll be able to do limited things in Indesign regarding this, add fonts yes, but to edit colours etc you'll need Illustrator (vector images ) or Photoshop (bitmap images)
(can I edit the photos from Stock)
Never bought anything from there, but if it's like any other royalty free sites then you'd be able to edit them
I need to be able to get the images sent over to my Silhouette Cameo
That all depends on how the machine talks to your computer (does SC have it's own software or is is it sent the machine to process the same way as you print to a desktop printer)
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I have done similar work in the past and illustrator was the best option for me. Check the compatibility of the processing (cutting) system.
There are a lot of websites with vector designs to download (some free, some to pay). Vector design has the advantage to always have sharp edges, easy to update (colours, shapes...) and can be exported in formats that would be compatible with your processing application (eps, pdf...).
illustrator is also great to place an image (photo) and trace over (by hand or automatically) to extract the outlines you need.
Best of luck and remember to have fun!
Illustrator is the best bet. You can export files as .dxf files that you import directly into Silhouette Studio if you have the basic version, and the Premium version of Silhouette Studio will import other Illustrator file formats as well.
For most of the things you need, especially working with vector drawings, most Adobe programs can solve: Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks ...
There is also the "Designer" version of Silhouette Studio, which can help because of the amount of features.
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