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  1. It is very important for you to have a clear understanding of the different artwork type, quality of the artwork, and how to edit the artwork prior to bringing it into your embroidery digitizing software. It is also very important on educating your customer to provide you with the right type of artwork that you can work with. Why should you care, well a high quality image can save you hours and make your life easier than a low quality image. In the above image you can see some clear difference in the types of artwork, the preferred type of artwork is Vector as its been digitized for printing. This type of file show at the top of the image allows you to edit the artwork shapes. This means you do not need to redraw the design, you may need to simplify it, by slicing portions or removing aspects that will nor sew up. The next best thing is camera ready artwork for printing, usually high resolution jpeg like 300 dpi will also make your life digitizing design easy, with jpgs you have to draw all the shapes. The least although common art raster/bitmap files, this may include website artwork or low resolution jpg files. These will test your patients as when zooming in to draw the lines the image becomes fuzzy and hard to see the lines clearly leaving the design up to interpretation. VECTOR FILE PROS Vector files have been digitized for printing Vector shapes are all defined and coordinated by color Vector shapes can be sized with out distorting Vector shapes can be converted to stitches Vector shapes can be edited in your DGML programs VECTOR FILE CONS Vector files may contain too much information Vector files require special programs like Corel Draw or Adobe Limited Vector files support Customer may not have the files in this format Raster/Bitmap Pros Raster images are readily available Raster images can be edited with basic programs Raster images are easy to load into your software Raster/Bitmap Cons Raster images distort when sizing them. Raster file are hard to edit So when speaking with customers its in your best interest if you have the means of opening the files to get them in a vector file. I prefer Corel Draw but Adobe Illustrator has some advantages , some PDF files also have embedded vector shape information in the file, which can be very helpful when working with files. I would normally open up a PDF in Adobe, save it as an EPS file and open it up in Corel for editing. However, quite a few of your customers will provide you with a low quality file that will challenge your skills as an artist, when you need to digitize the file. Often the file will be small like 3 or 4 inches in width which is fine but generally when digitizing you need to zoom in and this is where the file distorts and becomes blurry, thus making your job at digitizing the image harder. Can it be done? Yes it can, there is some guess work and some trial and error but generally it can be done. Take a look at the example below. When working with Raster/Bitmap Files you may want to magnify the files and use an average of the different points to place your lines, When doing this you may need to average out the points and smooth out your lines. IMPORTING VECTOR FILES In Tajima DGML by Pulse Version 14 you have several ways of importing files into your digitizing program. Option 1 1. File New 2. Choose Import Vector , click okay Option 2 In your embroidery digitizing software in a new window go to your artwork tool bar and click the icon that says import artwork. This method allows you to open, for more details in your software go to HELP .. Importing Vector files. This out lines the steps and rules. Option 3 All the levels have the Draw Fusion tool ( If you have Corel Draw installed X4-X6) you can convert files to stitches or bring them in as artwork files. Option 4 For individuals with the Illustrator extreme levels you can also copy and paste vector files from Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator right into your program. ( This method works best for me but it has some draw backs for high resolutions designs). CTRL C (copy) CTRL V (paste) standard windows commands. Because Vector files have already created an outline of the shape, if they are prepped for embroidery you can just high light the art segment , right click and convert the segment to stitches. 1. Copy and paste a vector file into your software 2. Select the segment 3. Right Click and go to Convert segment to 4. Choose the appropriate stitch type. NOTE : depending on your level you may not have all the tools illustrated in the picture, this screen shot is for Tajima Maestro users. 3. Select the file and click open In the embroidery industry vector files can be a power tool to help you digitize machine embroidery designs, some customers may actually have a vector file like a PDF file that if you have Adobe Illustrator you often can convert the PDF to Illustrator file. By opening it and saving it as such, allowing you to work with the native outline file. We will not be covering how to use these program, there are many videos on the web for Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator , but editing the artwork or drawing the design in those programs can often be easier than in Tajima DGML for some users. Its a tool you should have in your tool box.
  2. Artwork Tools The artwork tools are essential when digitizing, you need to know what types of files you can work with, the various methods of bringing them in, and some general terminology. Pen Tool This tool is a free hand draw tool , it can be used with various modes, Quick draw, Bezier which is similar to Corel or Arc mode. Square and Circle Tools These tools are straight forward they let you adjust the vector shape both in the horizontal and vertical dimensions. These tools are very handy for even and true shapes. Import Artwork Tool This tools allows you to import vector files, however there is a long list of rules for importing vector files. See conditions below. Supported Artwork Formats Adobe Illustrator (AI) File size is limited. Use files less than 2MB in size. Encapsulated Post Script (EPS) Text is interpreted as "Saved as Curves". No support for embedded clip art, gradient fillings,transparencies and compound path objects.Support Adobe Illustrator up to and including Version 8.0 files. However, some color information may be omitted in AI Version 8.0 files.There is no support for AI Version 9.0 files. Save files as Version 7.0 or Version 8.0 instead. CorelDRAW (CDR) Corel Presentation Exchange (CMX) Support, CorelDRAW Version 5 files. When exporting files in AI format from CorelDRAW, turn off ’Simulate Complex Filled Curves’ for the file to output correctly. Export files as AI Version 7.0. Enhanced Windows Metafile (EMF) Windows Meta file (WMF) There is currently no text support. However, converting text to curves is supported. Hewlett-Packard (HPGL) Currently supports basic drawing (Pen Up / Down,Plot Absolute / Relative), text (Label - LB, Symbol - SM) and configuration commands (DF, IN, IP, SC). Please see any HPGL Reference Manual for details. Auto Cad (DXF) Currently support the following DXF entities: point, line, poly-line, circle, arc, trace, curves, and solid.Text entries are not supported. Importing Artwork Work Around There are two alternate methods of bringing in artwork or vector files. You can use the Draw Fusion option of importing a vector file, I would recommend bring it in as artwork instead of the tools in Draw Fusion as its limiting for digitizing levels. The second options is the copy and paste method, while its not great for exact matches like applique, its faster and easier than all the other options. Auto Trace Tool This function allows you to bring in a image and convert it to a vector shape, please note , this tool will only work on high resolution images as it detects the edge of the shape, however its not perfect and use it with a grain of salt. Load an image, click on the auto trace tool, select the mode you want, and the tolerance min-max then select the first color. This will trace the outline of the shape. AUTO TRACE TOOL Press enter and equals to convert the segment into a stitch type, or right click to convert it to artwork. NOTE: Depending on your level you may not have all these options. I have the Maestro level version 14 with the multi media pack. NOTE: When you zoom in on the artwork you will notice that its not aligned, I would normally at this stage change the min max and try again. The better the artwork the easier its is to grab the edge. I like to draw it manually. True Type Path Tool This tool allows you to type in text and choose the true type font from your systems font list. Please note that when using this tool I recommend you convert it to art segment and slice it up and convert it to stitches. The slice tool allows you to break letters up into sections to make the shape simplified. The nice thing about this tool as a vector you can easily edit the shape. Watch the videos on this tool, very powerful for matching true type fonts for logos. DRAW FUSION TOOL When digitizing it is very important to be able to work with a wide variety of file types and you should have the ability to bring in vector files. Vector files if designed fore embroidery can cut your work down as all you generally need to do is convert the different segments into stitches. The outline area already made in the vector format. In version 14 all the levels have the ability to use the automation in the Draw Fusion but only Tajima Illustrator Extreme and higher gives you some advanced options which we will take a look at and why.. You should have either Tajima Version 14 and Tajima Illustrator Extreme or a level for punching with the Draw Fusion to get the most out of this sections. Version 14 works with Corel X4 or X5 ..(X6 is not supported) I am using version 14.1.15367 and Corel X5, Step for creating a Draw Fusion Guide 1. Start your embroidery digitizing software 2. Start a new Blank Document 3. Click on the draw fusion Button 4. It will open a new tab in your software , Please note when your in Draw Fusion tab all the tools will change to those that are found in Corel , You can prep the artwork prior to switching it to Tajima Pulse. 5. Go to File ... Import high light your file and open it up 6. I choose the business card logo , on the right by double clicking. It will open in the Corel Draw Portion of the program, If you need to make any adjustments you can use the Corel Draw tools. Then you can go to the next step when all the edits are done. 7. Next you will need to un-group the design. 8. Then you will need to break it apart.. ( You always want the file in the simplest form for conversion) 9. Once its broken apart then you can switch it to Tajima Pulse Version 14. I like bringing it as artwork as with illustrator extreme you will have may more choices than using the draw fusion tools. The tools only give you three choices but in Tajima Illustrator Extreme or Maestro you will have 8-15 choices or more. 10. Go to File and choose Switch and set your options. In the screen below if you let draw fusion control the choices, you can see that you really only have 4 options. Convert fill shapes to Complex fill , Convert outlines to Run, Covert thick lines to Steil and then you can define what a thick line is .. Or .. at the top you can tell to convert everything to artwork. 11. Now you can see its brought the artwork into Tajima Pulse Version 14 Once converted you need to verify that the artwork is prepped for embroidery, Now you can modify it for embroidery, and convert each segment to which type of stitch you want. Very powerful tool used in this manner. There are some additional artwork tools that also have short cuts to them. See image below of the definitions. Combine CTRL L Breakup CTRL K Connect shapes SHIFT O Mastering these short cuts will help you when your working with artwork and or digitizing. We also have a short cut reference sheet in the appendix. You may want to print it out have have it laminated.
  3. good afternon .i would use to know how exporting Sierra 's vectors from another software such as Corel Draw ,Autocad ,Adobe Illustrator or others.then i want to update my software for free . waiting for usefull and urgent reply . regards
  4. I normally have to back save an Adobe Illustrator file to version 8 in order for it to open in pulse with the import artwork feature. I recently upgraded my AI program only to find that it's still not compatible with the program and wont open. Am I correct here the only way to open vector files in pulse from AI is to still back save them in version 8 Adobe Illustrator? Any help would be much appreciated. Feeling frustrated
  5. Which do you prefer and why? I am looking into getting one of them to use the vector art piece of the software and am wondering which to get.
  6. Программа от Amazing Design расчитана на ту часть пользователей которая, не может (или не хочет) долго работать работать на созданием своих дизайнов. программа Click-n-Stitch В этом продукте воплощены лучшие программные достижения. Достаточно лишь указать какой графический файл Вы хотите превратить в вышивку, а также его выходной размер, тип заполнения и несколько других параметров и программа сама превратит его в файл вышивки. При этом будут учтены многие параметры (поправка на стягивание, создание укрепляющего слоя, оптимизация переходов (jump)....). Программа имеет простой и понятный интерфейс. Весь процесс происходит с помощью Волшебника (Wizard) который шаг за шагом приведет Вас к конечному результату. Поддерживаемые форматы вышивки; *.exp (MELCO), *.dst (TAJIMA), *.pec, *.pec (BROTHER, BERNINA, BABYLOCK), *.pcs (PFAFF), *.hus (HUSQVARNA), *.sew (JANOME, ELNA), *.xxx (SINGER, POEM). Отдельно реализована поддержка машин PFAFF (подгонка под размер пялец и количеству цветов). Поддерживаемые форматы графических файлов; *.bmp, *.AI (Adobe Illustrator), *.EPS (Postscript), *.cdr (CorelDraw), *.cmx (CorelDraw), *.emf, *.wmf, *.jpg, *.tiff, *.pcx, *.mac (MAC IMAGES), *.pcd (PhotoCD), *.pct, *.tga. Максимальный размер вышивки: 160 х 260 мм.
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