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.
Left mouse click and drag the cursor to draw the diamond.
Click on the Shape tool.
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.
The diamond is now a leaf shape.
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.
A node will appear.
Drag on the node and handles to give it shape.
Click on the Select tool and convert it to a run stitch.
The leaf looks a little lonely so copy and paste the leaf several times and align them in a path.
Select the run stitch and draw in a meandering vine.
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.
And if you’re artistically gifted, then by all means, use the pen. So many possibilities! What will you create today?