2018 Update Managing Editor’s Note:
This post is an oldie but goodie. You may have already come across these features in your software but are unsure how to use them. Or maybe you are familiar with these features but would like a refresher. Either way, we hope you enjoy!
The development team at Inspirations wants to wish you a happy holiday season with two exciting new features in Perfect Embroidery Pro! Update your software now (for free!) to Version 9.68. I’m sure you remember (and it might be why you purchased PEP) that all updates are free for life in Perfect Embroidery Pro.
Katherine Artines created a new 45-minute tutorial on the new features. She gives a thorough exploration – and explanation – of the new tools. She confesses her new favorite feature is Navigator. Navigator allows you to view areas of a design quickly by blending the Zoom and Pan tools into one window. You can access the Navigator on a tab at the bottom left of the screen, next to the Library and Color Sequence tabs. Here’s a close-up view of the area.
Notice the blue box – that shows the magnified area in the main screen.
You can move the blue box in the Navigator window to any area of the design. This tool is such a time-saver – I love it!
If you’re intrigued with embossed fills, they you’ll be overjoyed with the expanded control you now have. Scale percentage allows you to change the size of the actual embossed pattern. Katherine has a great example – three rectangles, three different percentages.
Of course, there’s more! Now you can set the angle of the embossed pattern to follow the shape of the letters or any shape. Just put a check mark in the box, click apply and you’re done. Take a look at JOY without the check mark.
And JOY with the check mark. Notice how the pattern flows with each letter, not just in a vertical pattern like above. It bends around the curve of the J, around the O and out into the branches of the Y.
Another great example of the Inspiration development team listening to its users. It’s just keeps getting better and better!
Check out Katherine’s video and see how she cleverly used the new features for her holiday decorations.