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First look at EmbroideryStudio

A First Look at EmbroideryStudio

May 18, 2020

To be successful at any endeavour a sound foundation of knowledge is essential. In this article and attached video I have “cherry picked” Menus and features that I think are the foundation to build the required knowledge and become a competent digitizer. The list is not comprehensive but I think a good place to begin, […]

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Eye of the Tiger - Reef Photo Stitch

Eye of The Tiger Reef Element

May 13, 2020

Reef Photo Stitch Element Today, Wilcom brings you their newest creative technique using the REEF PHOTO STITCH Element. All our Elements are specifically designed to simplify complex digitizing techniques giving you the edge. EmbroideryStudio e4.5 Element The Reef Photo Stitch creates a single color design that concentrates in darker areas.  Pras, a Wilcom team member, […]

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Natural organic stitch effects for machine embroidery

Natural organic hand stitch effect for machine embroidery

May 6, 2020

Natural hand embroidery styled designs are popular, but difficult to produce by digital embroiders. The latest EmbroideryStudio e4.5 feature is called  “Hand Stitch Effect.”  Apply this newest effect to your favorite stitch types, and you’ll have a natural hand-embroidered look that is highly sought after. The effect can be applied to satin, tatami, run, and […]

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Spiral Fill Element

Easily add motion and dimension with Spiral Fill

May 5, 2020

The Spiral Fill Element produces stitches that spiral OUT from the centre of an object. It is useful when trying to emphasize movement in your digitizing. However, it works best with simple shapes that can be stitched in ONE segment. Easily creates motion and dimension with low stitch countsThe default property values produce tight stitches. […]

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Motif Stamp - Part 1

Motif as a Stamp

April 8, 2020

There are four methods of adding a motif pattern to an Embroidery Design in EmbroideryStudio 4.5 Individually placed randomly (Stamp)As a RunAs a ColumnAs a Fill Each of these applications is based on the same library of Motif shapes. Procedure To select the motif you wish to use as a stamp you must select the […]

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Motif Outlines and Columns - Part 2

Motif Outlines and Columns

April 8, 2020

The Motif Run Tool is found in the Outline Toolset The reality is the motif is a property that can be assigned to any outline tool type. So after creating a running stitch, triple run, backstitch, stem stitch with any of the available tools in the Traditional or Graphic toolbars, selecting a motif will change […]

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Hand Stitch Effect

Hand Stitch Effect

March 24, 2020

A Stitch Effect! Not a Stitch Type…A Stitch Effect!Apply it to Many Stitch Types. Hand stitching gives a beautiful rusticated effect to designs. It is an effect rather than a stitch type and therefore can be applied to most stitch types and input methods. The property adjustments can be found in the special effects TAB […]

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How to cut your digitizing time in half!

October 24, 2019

Often, a digitizer will choose to do a more basic design because of limited time instead of creating something a little more special.With EmbroideryStudio e4 Elements, you no longer need to make this sacrifice! These add-on Elements automate many complex embroidery techniques, which means you can bring your visions to life and still meet tight business […]

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The Dockers

The Dockers

August 26, 2019

Control Center The Dockers could be thought of as part of the control system of the software.The place where you can set up your thread chart and working palette or view and control an objects properties, select clipart and other features.My preference is to have the Color Object, and Object Property Dockers displayed at all […]

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Reversing the Direction and Orientation of a Motif on a Line

May 14, 2019

Reversing the direction and or orientation of an open ended motif run can be changed with the Transform Tools.The Transform tools can also be found in the Edit Menu.Or if you are a Shortcut person CTRL 1 for mirror horizontally and ALT 1 for Mirror vertically. For closed objects to change the orientation use the […]

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