ARTISTIC DIGITIZER Part 3: FONT SHAPE AND SIZE VARIATIONS

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Get funky with fonts using the Artistic Digitizer software!  Fonts don’t have to be boring.  You can get as creative as you want with the editing capacity of the Artistic Digitizer software.

Open your Artistic Digitizer program and create a new design work space.  Click on the Text tool text toolfrom the toolbar on the left side of the screen to create your lettering.  Choose a font type and type in text of your choice.  I used all capital letters and typed the word ‘JANOME’ onto the edit box.  Using the drop down menu for the envelope feature I chose envelope #8.  The program automatically positions the text you chose to fill the envelope area.

text envelope

This is a quick and easy way to add interest to the text rather than just a straight line of letters.  Not all fonts stitch well.  I have found that capital letters in a boxy style stitches well compared to some fancy script text.  You will need to test your selection to see if it stitches well for you.

Click on the select toolslection tool to select the entire text message.  Once it is selected, right click>break apart.  This will separate the letters so each letter can be edited separately from the others. Click on every other letter and change the color of the letters with the fill color tool fill colorat the bottom of the screen.  By changing the color of each of the letters the machine will stop and clip the threads between each letter so you don’t have tiny jump stitches to deal with.

color every other letter

Using the selection tool, click on the ‘J’ of the text and then move the cursor over to a corner handle of  the selection box and drag it outwards and upwards to enlarge just the individual letter.  This will emphasize the word more without changing the envelope created.  The wavy flow of letters stays the same.

resize one letter

Click on the text tool text toolto select it and add another line of text below the first line.  Create this line as a standard straight line of text without any added editing features.

CREATIVITY TEXT

Click on the selection tool slection toolto select the entire word.  Once it is selected, right click>break apart.  Now each of the letters can be edited separately.   Color each letter a different color as we did above.fill color  You can click and drag the selection handles on each letter or use the edit dialogue box at the top of the screen to move/skew the letters to any placement you wish to have.

edit handles to change text shapes

To add letters to an existing design with a different font style, simply click on the letter you want to replace and delete it.  Now click  on the text tool again and type the single letter you want to replace with a different font style.  Color it and edit its shape and rotation like you did with the previous letters.

edit font selection

font replacement

There are so many ways to get creative with the Artistic Digitizer software when creating text.  Be sure to watch the built in videos on the opening screen of Artistic Digitizer to learn all about the ways you can use the edit tools to change your text designs.  The videos are a great reference tool!

JANOME ARTISTIC DIGITIZER HAS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR EDITING THAT YOU CAN USE TO MAKE YOUR DESIGNS UNIQUE TO YOU.

About ymenear

I have been sewing my entire life. I love sewing of all types but recently I have focused on quilting and machine embroidery. I am an educator for quilting and embroidery design software and I own and operate a machine embroidery club that teaches students how to use their machine effectively while creating their own unique projects. I love travel and getting to know people from different regions and seeing how they create projects with their machines.
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8 Responses to ARTISTIC DIGITIZER Part 3: FONT SHAPE AND SIZE VARIATIONS

  1. Bonnamy says:

    Hi
    I bought the software Artistic Digitizer, I have it on a Laptop Apple, then I wanted to install it on my Apple Laptop and the Network error 499. I put the same code, the key is blue, what to do ?
    thank you in advance

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi

      We have a Tech support line in North America but it is probably best for you to contact Janome UK for support. Unfortunately this blog forum is not able to address these queries.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Nan loosl says:

    Local dealer .. what do rural folks do??
    Why can’t janome upgrade digitizer????
    Help. We have to use mail.
    Nan

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Nan,

      Not sure what you mean. Janome Digitizer MBX was upgraded recently. It is an auto update so if you open your software (provided you have Digitizer MBX v5) it will prompt you to update the software (for free). See this link: https://www.janome.co.jp/e/e_downloads/software.html

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Nan loosl says:

        Sorry I was inclear. For some reason my program quit on one computer. It will not reinstall. I contacted support and they figure it is a Windows problem. Does not work so i wanted prices to upgrade the program. Newer program or ??
        I just want to use it on that computer.
        Ths Nancy

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Nan,

        Ok, I get it now. Yes, that is definitely something you need to discuss further with our Tech Support line. If your computer is now not compatible with your software program you may need to upgrade the program. Please ask our Tech Support team for assistance with this as I don’t have all the details of your scenario to comment. Tech Support is the place to go with these queries. Pricing is always handled by the local Janome dealer.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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  3. cherylsewing says:

    Good Morning Yvonne, Is there a comparison with Artistic Digitizer and Artistic Suite V7 that was introduced at the time of the cutwork that we used with our Janome 11000 machines about 10 years ago? I’ve been using Digitizer V5 and all the previous versions and also Artistic Simple Cut and Artistic Suite. I’m interested but need to know a bit more about the program. My local dealer would sell it to me but she probably wouldn’t have the learning support as she sells many brands and has chosen to go a different digitizing route (Floriani) as it works with all machines. This would be a problem if the programs was difficult to learn.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Cheryl

      I was hoping to see you yesterday at The Sewing Machine store but understand you were not able to come. Good luck with the move. I will contact you by email to answer these queries.

      Liz
      JAMOME CANADA

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