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Insert Effect

This tutorial explains how to add effect to existing design in Embird Editor. Various types of effects are available, sample of each one is shown below.

1 - Run Embird program.

2 - Select "Embird" menu to switch to Editor.

3 - Select "File > Open" menu to open an existing design (Picture No. 1).

1. Open an existing design

Open an existing design in Editor

4 - Select "Insert > Effect" menu (Picture No. 2)

2. Insert Effect

Select "Insert > Effect" menu

Plate Effect

5 - Choose Plate effect type in a dialog box which appears on the screen (Picture No. 3)

3. Choose Plate effect

Choose Plate effect

6 - Specify how to fill the plate - select "Fill" button (Picture No. 4).

Tip: See also tutorials Quilt Fill, Fractal Fill, Redwork Fill, Celtic Knots Fill, and Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks.

4. Specify how to fill the area

Specify how to fill the area

7 - Choose Motif fill type for this effect (Picture No. 5)

5. Choose fill type

Choose fill type

8 - The new object will appear behind the design (Picture No. 6). Move the design to the side to check this Plate Effect (Picture No. 7). The result of "Color Plate" effect is shown in Picture No. 8 where random colors are applied.

Note: See also Masking designs tutorial to find out how to remove overlapping stitches.

Tip: See also Random Background Image tutorial to find out more about masking design with color background image.

6. Plate Effect

Plate effect applied

7. Move the design to the side

Move the design to the side to check the effect

8. Effect "Color Plate" where random colors are applied

Effect "Color Plate" where random colors are applied

Sleeve Effect

9 - Try to select another type of effect in "Insert > Effect" menu - Sleeve Effect (Picture No. 9).

9. Choose Sleeve effect

Choose Sleeve effect

10 - Choose Auto Column fill type for this effect (Picture No. 10)

10. Choose Auto Column

Choose Auto Column fill type

11 - The new object will appear behind the design (Picture No. 11). Move the design to the side to check this Sleeve Effect (Picture No. 12). The result of "Color Sleeve" effect is shown in Picture No. 13 where random colors are applied.

11. Sleeve Effect

Sleeve Effect applied

12. Move design to the side

Move design to the side to check the effect

13. Effect "Color Sleeve" where random colors are applied

Effect "Color Sleeve" where random colors are applied

Exterior Effect

12 - Try to select another type of effect in "Insert > Effect" menu - Contour Effect (Picture No. 14).

14. Choose Contour effect

Choose Contour effect

13 - Specify stitch length for contour (Picture No. 15).

15. Specify stitch length

Specify stitch length

14 - The three new contours will appear arround the design (Picture No. 16).

16. Contour Effect

Contour effect applied

15 - Try to select another type of effect in "Insert > Effect" menu - Exterior (Picture No. 17).

17. Choose Exterior effect

Choose Exterior effect

16 - Choose Motif fill type for this effect (Picture No. 18).

18. Choose Motif

Choose Motif fill type

17 - The whole sewing area in hoop arround the design is filled with chosen motif pattern (Picture No. 19). The result of "Color Exterior" effect is shown in Picture No. 20 where random colors are applied.

19. Exterior Effect

Exterior Effect applied

20. Effect "Color Exterior" where random colors are applied

Effect "Color Exterior" where random colors are applied

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