Did you hear about the promo we just launched to try out Artistic Digitizer for free? It’s so exciting, you’ll get to try out all the features and find out exactly how useful it is to have. In the coming weeks, we are bringing to you some “snippets” of information courtesy of Anne Hein, Software “Wizard” & Janome America Educator. You can follow along with these simple photo tutorials and explore different aspects of the software. You’ll be hooked, I’m sure!
Today we show you the first in a series of Software Snippets from Anne Hein: Gradient and Stitch Flow. Perhaps you’d like to sign up for the free trial and then follow along with these exercises to get to know the software? We do suggest you put your running shoes on though as the free trial offer is only valid until 31st May 2020 so you’ll want to get set up and playing ASAP! Click here for how to get the code for the free trial.
Two of the new features for Janome’s Artistic Digitizer are Gradient and Stitch Flow with direction, divide and point direction.
With Gradient you can adjust the density of the stitches of an object compared to the starting density. It works with a percentage range form -500% up to 500%. The negative values reverse the direction of the gradient:
The curved stitches are a result of stitch flow: Select your object – step fills will only allow direction, satin fills will allow direction, divide and point direction.
Once you have your object selected, click two points to create a line. An additional node will appear that marks the center. After that, you can drag that line to create the curvature you want.
This can also be done with satin stitches, using Point Direction:
Gradient can be found in the Properties box: the heart flowers are layered with an orange as the bottom and red on the top. Orange gradient is at 100% and the red is 500%:
This is just a very basic overview, you can see much more on the built in tutorial videos in the software.
Until next time,