You can construct your own creative embroidery designs with Artistic Digitizer software and the fonts built into your font folder on your computer. Not all text is letters. You may have a font that is images or symbols rather than traditional letters. These font images can create interesting embroidery designs with a simple click of the mouse.
To begin, open the Artistic Digitizer to a new design screen. Click on the text tool on the toolbar at the left side. A text box will open at the top of the screen. I have a font folder on my computer called ‘Wingdings 2’ which is a standard PC font folder on most computers. This folder is actually images applied to the text typed on your keyboard. I typed the small letter ‘a’ on the keyboard for the text element from the Wingdings 2 font folder. I also selected a larger font size of 60 so my image is larger when produced. You may choose to leave the settings at the default numbers if you choose.
The image associated with this font for the letter ‘a’ is automatically placed on my work space ready for editing. Click on the selection tool and then click on the design to be able to change the stitch properties of the design.
Clicking on the design a second time will give me rotation handles. I clicked on the corner rotation handle and dragged it so the design is now vertical.
Click on the fill image at the lower left side of the screen and change the color of the image so it is easier to see against the background.
With the image still selected, click on the arrays tools on the left side toolbar. Choose the circular array from the fly out menu. You will now get an edit menu at the top of the screen to set angles and steps and number of units. I chose to have 7 units rotated around in a circle. Click on the apply button when you are happy with the layout of your design.
Each element can now be selected and edited to your choice. Vary the colors for more individual interest to the pattern elements.
A new embroidery design is created ready for stitching by using a font image rather than a traditional text letter. This is a quick and easy way to create a decorative stitch file without having to draw the shape yourself.
Be sure to watch the built in videos in Artistic Digitizer to further explain the use of the Circle Array tool. The videos are highly valuable when learning to use the specialty tools of the program