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Random Background Image

This tutorial explains how to generate random background image using "Image > Surprise Me!" menu. This image is then converted to stitches.

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

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window (Picture No. 1).

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

Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window

2 - Select "Image > Surprise Me!" menu (Picture No. 2).

2. Select "Image > Surprise Me!" menu

Select "Image > Surprise Me!" menu

3 - Choose the shape of random background image (Picture No. 3).

3. Choose the shape of random background image

Choose the shape of random background image

4 - The random background image is generated and inserted to work area. The size is given by currently selected hoop size. Invoke the command again in case you want to insert some other image.

There are Undo and Redo commands in Image menu allowing to return back to previously generated random image.

Drag and drop colors between areas in background image to change them.

Right click point in color area in background image to change its colors.

Select Image > Expand/Shrink Color Areas menu to make the color areas larger (positive values) or smaller (negative values).

Select Image > Redye menu to redye color areas in background image.

Random Background Images

Check pictures below showing various randomly generated background images:

4. "Flower 1" random image

"Flower 1" random image

5. "Flower 2" random image

"Flower 2" random image

6. "Snowflake" random image

"Snowflake" random image

7. "Floe" random image, color areas shrinked

"Floe" random image, color areas shrinked

8. "Pavement" random image

"Pavement" random image

9. "Text" random image

"Text" random image

10. "Pixel Text" random image

"Pixel Text" random image

11. "Clipart" random image

"Clipart" random image

5 - Use "Image > Convert to Stitches" menu to convert background image to embroidery design.

Note: Find more information about fills in Double-click to Fill Empty Area in Editor, Quilt Fill, Fractal Fill, Redwork Fill, Celtic Knots Fill and Monotone Contours.

Mask Background Image with Design

6 - Select "File > Open" menu to open some design, e.g. "squirrel.dst" (Picture No. 12).

7 - Select "Image > Surprise Me!" menu and specify "Rectangles".

12. "Rectangles" random image and design to be masked with image

"Rectangles" random image and design to be masked with image

8 - Select "Image > Mask with Designs" menu (Picture No. 13).

13. Select "Image > Mask with Designs" menu

Select "Image > Mask with Designs" menu

9 - Select region of masking - either Interior or Exterior (Picture No. 14).

14. Specify region "Interior"

Specify region "Interior"

10 - Delete the design used for masking and check the remains of background image (Picture No. 15).

15. Background image masked with selected design

Background image masked with selected design

11 - Use "Image > Convert to Stitches" menu to convert background image to embroidery design (Picture No. 16).

16. Convert background image to stitches

Convert background image to stitches

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