Tips & Tutorials

Coffee Cup Project

December 22, 2018

When learning to digitize I think it is important to begin with simple designs, after all even the most complicated embroidery design is created with a few simple tools and a few stitch types.Understanding the basics while creating a manageable design will make your learning more enjoyable and at the end of the day you […]

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Your first line of lettering created on a Freeline

December 20, 2018

Whether you are using a lettering package or a high end digitizing system the same standard procedure to create lettering applies.When you are talking about Wilcom’s lettering it is difficult to use the word “basic” as there are so many options available.However in this video I demonstrate the basic freeline, which in all likelihood, will […]

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Complex Fill

Complex Fill Tool

December 19, 2018

The complex fill tool is used to create larger shapes where a single stitch angle is required, the tool is generally associated with tatami stitching, of course the size of the object will also help determine the stitch type as well.Best described as a perimeter tool, shapes are made by clicking around the outline of […]

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Auto Start End

December 18, 2018

The Auto Start End feature is critical to have set correctly to avoid driving the needle into a hoop but it is more useful than this basic function.It is possible to place the start and finish point at any point in a predefined location around the design.The icon is found in the View Toolbar The […]

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Export a machine file to a USB Drive

December 5, 2018

Thanks to Paula, Anne Marie, Crystal, Bob and others who have raised this issue.Some people including myself have been frustrated that Windows 10 is not remembering the default drive to export machine files to.Here is a great feature in Embroidery Studio 4 that solves the problem and makes the process ultra simple.All levels of Embroidery […]

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Auto Kerning on or off

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 closer […]

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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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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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Creating automatic borders and outlines with Offsets Advanced Element

October 5, 2018

Creating a border or outline is something you probably do every day as an embroidery digitizer. But did you know there is a quicker way to create borders and outlines with the Offsets Advanced Element in EmbroideryStudio? In this short video, I outline what the Offsets Advanced Element is, and give a quick overview of […]

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