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Create Emoji Design

This tutorial explains how insert chosen color emoji as background image, which might be enlarged and converted to stitches with a few clicks as shown below.

Note: This new feature is enabled for all users who have registration of Font Engine Plug-in. For others it works in demo mode, allowing to choose only from 3 emojis.

Note: Emojis are suported only in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Also, they differ between these two Windows versions. Find more information here.

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Select "Insert > Emoji" menu (Picture No. 1).

1. Select "Insert > Emoji" menu

Select "Insert > Emoji" menu

3 - A dialog with Emojis will appear (Picture No. 2). Double-click some Emoji and select "OK" button.

2. A dialog with Emojis

A dialog with Emojis

4 - Background image is inserted into Editor (Picture No. 3). Enlarge the Emoji (1) first and then convert the whole background image to stitches (2).

Note: See also Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks.

3. Background image with chosen Emoji

Background image with chosen Emoji

5 - It is possible to convert the image and obtain color design, or monotone one. Choose "Color" option (Picture No. 4).

4. Select "Color" option

Select "Color" option

6 - It is possible to convert also the background color (white) to stitches, or consider it as transparent (Picture No. 5).

5. Select "Transparent" background option

Select "Transparent" background option

7 - Various fill options are available (Picture No. 6). Find more in Quilt Fill, Fractal Fill and Redwork Fill tutorials.

6. Select "Fill" option

Select "Fill" option

8 - Specify "0 mm" to both "Offset" and "Bounce" settings. (These settings allow to inflate/shrink recognized curves, which are going to be filled with chosen fill. Offset is for outside area boundary, and bounce for inside cavities.)

7. Specify "0 mm" to both "Offset" and "Bounce" parameters

Specify "0 mm" to both "Offset" and "Bounce" parameters

9 - Select fill pattern (Picture No. 8).

8. Choose fill pattern

Choose fill pattern

10 - Select "Image > None" menu to remove the background image (Picture No. 9).

9. Remove background image

Remove background image

11 - Check the result and save it to file using "File > Save As" menu (Picture No. 10).

10. Emoji design ready

Emoji design ready

12 - It is possible to insert the Emoji as Celtic Knots design. Select "Insert > Emoji" menu, choose Emoji and select "Insert as Celtic Knots emoji" button (Picture No. 11).

11. Insert Emoji as Celtic Knots design

Insert Emoji as Celtic Knots design

13 - A dialog "Insert Celtic Knots Emojit" will appear (Picture No. 12). Specify the size and watch the estimated size of pattern being inserted. Modify knots settings (type, distance, width, etc.).

12. Insert Celtic Knots Emoji dialog

Insert Celtic Knots Emoji dialog

14 - Check the result and save it to file using "File > Save As" menu (Picture No. 10).

13. Celtic Knots emoji design ready

Celtic Knots emoji design ready

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