Diamond to Leaf in 7 Mouse Clicks

I know many embroiderers do not consider themselves artists because they struggle with the artwork side of digitizing. Creating beautiful artwork is a talent – a gift – and if you don’t have it, digitizing can be daunting. But many pretty embroidery designs are made of simple shapes so it’s wise to explore the tools that are packed into Perfect Embroidery Pro. I’ll show you how to start with a diamond and end with a leaf in seven mouse clicks.

Select Diamond from the drop down menu on the artwork tool. Diamond1

Left mouse click and drag the cursor to draw the diamond. Diamond2

Click on the Shape tool.Diamond3

Hold the control key on the keyboard and left mouse click on the two side points. Right mouse click and select Smooth from the drop down menu.Diamond4

The diamond is now a leaf shape. Diamond5

Take it a step further and add a little more personality to the leaf. With the Shape tool selected, hover the cursor over the line, right mouse click and select Add Point. Diamond6

A node will appear. Diamond7

Drag on the node and handles to give it shape.Diamond8

Click on the Select tool and convert it to a run stitch. Diamond9

The leaf looks a little lonely so copy and paste the leaf several times and align them in a path. Diamond10

Select the run stitch and draw in a meandering vine. Diamond11

Imagine what else you could draw with the simple shapes provided in the Art tool.  Once the shapes are drawn, you can convert to complex fill, satin outlines, filled satins, applique and more.Diamond1

And if you’re artistically gifted, then by all means, use the pen. So many possibilities! What will you create today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments on Diamond to Leaf in 7 Mouse Clicks

  1. Royce Zook
    September 28, 2014 at 10:42 am (5 years ago)

    This is a great way to simplify the issue of creating great artistic shapes. Much can be done with start.
    Thank You!

    Reply
  2. Berenice
    October 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm (5 years ago)

    When I started embroidering, I just jumped into it, no classes. I found there was nothing I could do to “break” the program. If the machine does not like something you ask it to do, it will tell you!

    Reply
  3. Isiah Justinger
    October 20, 2014 at 11:38 am (5 years ago)

    I will tell your pals to visit this site. .Thanks for the write-up.

    Reply

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