Author: John Wright

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Auto Kerning

November 12, 2018

Kerning is the term used to describe the space between letters. Even in print different letters have different kerning values. Two O’s are usually spaced closer together than two I’s. This is particularly important in embroidery. Two I’s, if too close together will look like a single very wide letter while two O’s can be […]

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Auto Fabric Assistant

November 9, 2018

To do this The Auto Fabric Assistant controls three quality control properties in your designs. Pull compensation Underlay settings Stitch Spacing/Density These settings will change depending on the fabric you choose and the size of the object. To use the auto fabric assistant look in the Design Menu and then Auto Fabric.There are two ways […]

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Transparent and non transparent backgroundser

Create an image with a transparent background for the product visualizer

November 7, 2018

Product Visualizer When displaying an image in the product visualizer an image with a transparent background in more professional than showing a white background. Corel PhotoPaint is included in the CorelDRAW suite of software that comes with Embroidery Studio Designing and Decorating                 In the video below I […]

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Shading, Open and Curved Fills

October 31, 2018

Adding curved fills and shading to tatami objects to a design adds depth and vitality to a design. Both features are add on elements to the designing software. They work together or independently to add the beautiful curves and waves and add color shading to objects in a design . Once you add these elements […]

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New Name Repair

Repair any Damaged Garment with the help of CorelDRAW

October 26, 2018

If you have not already, then at some time in your embroidery career you will need to make a repair to a damaged garment. One way to do this is cover the old logo or damaged garment with a block of Tatami fill the same color as the garment, and then stitch the new lettering […]

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Some compelling reasons to upgrade DecoStudio to EmbroideryStudio e4 Decorating

September 26, 2018

There are many compelling reasons to update from DecoStudio to e4 Decorating. Here are a few Instant smart Design Tabs Product Visualiser Library   Instant Smart Design Instant smart Design will create an .emb embroidery file from a raster image within seconds, but what I like about it most is that you get an instant […]

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The transform toolbar reflects and rotates images but the clever feature is to rotate and resize using a reference line.

More Reasons to upgrade from DecoStudio to Decorating e4

September 25, 2018

   Image Handling Importing an image to the work area is the first step in creating a design. DecoStudio relies on CorelDRAW to import and edit images, while this is adequate, the process is time consuming and has limitations that are not present in Decorating e4 which handles the import, resize, orientation, cropping and other editing […]

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Create your own Wilcom .ESA font with Font Creator

August 31, 2018

Creating your own font with Font Creator is one of the most satisfying digitizing experiences. To be able to craft a font which is unique or maybe a true type font that just does not stitch well is a real achievement that you can be proud of. Once the font has been created you can: […]

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Simple embroidery digitizing tutorial

August 8, 2018

In this embroidery digitizing tutorial, I focus on using the Single Run outline tool and Column A digitizing tool, as a result giving you an overview of digitizing a design in Wilcom EmbroideryStudio. Step by step I’ll walk you through creating this simple coffee cup design explaining the use of each tool. Most importantly, I’ll […]

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Boost your digitizing productivity with keyboard shortcuts

August 6, 2018

Knowing your keyboard shortcuts will save you lots of time when digitizing. I recommend taking the time to learn a few new keyboards each day, and in a no time at all you’ll see massive productivity gains as you punch more designs even faster. In this video I walk you through my favorite keyboard shortcuts […]

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