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Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks

Embird Embroidery Software Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to create a new design with only a few clicks.

Note: This feature does not replace Embird Studio, which offers true digitizing possibilities.

Note: See also Random Background Image and Randomly Generated Design tutorials.

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

Random Background Image

2 - Click "Surprise Me!" button to insert randomly generated background image into Editor (Picture No. 1)

1. Click "Surprise Me!" button to insert randomly generated background image

3 - Click "*" button to alternate the image - replace it with other random image from the same category (Picture No. 2).

2. Click "*" button to alternate the shape

Background Image from Font Engine plug-in

4 - It is possible to use "Insert > Font Engine Text" menu and insert background image created from TrueType font (Picture No. 3). Select some font, e.g. "Windings" (1) and specify which character (2) you want to use for background image. Finally, click "Insert as Color Bitmap" button to insert it into Editor (3 in Picture No. 3).

Note: This feature requires registration of Font Engine Plug-in

3. Insert TrueType character as Color Bitmap in Font Engine plug-in

Redye Colors

5 - Redye colors in background image with ">" button (Picture No. 4).

4. Redye colors in background image

Enlarge/Shrink Font Size

6 - It is possible to enlarge/shrink the size of Clipart in background image in case it is based on TrueType character (Picture No. 5).

5. Increase the font size - make the Clipart larger

Image Converted to Stitches

7 - Convert color areas in background image to stitches (Picture No. 6).

6. Convert background image to stitches

8 - Select the "Fill" type of filling (Picture No. 7).

7. Select Fill type

9 - Choose pattern "Fill 6" and optionally specify other parameters of filling (Picture No. 8).

Note: See also Quilt Fill, Fractal Fill, Mesh Fill, Celtic Knots Fill and Monotone Contours.

8. Specify parameters of filling

10 - Check the new design created from background image (Picture No. 9).

9. Image converted to stitches

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Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997