So who’s excited about another free trial of the amazing Artistic Digitzer ? Have you requested your access code yet? It’s really exciting to be able to try out this software before making the commitment. But please be patient – your code can take 24-48 hours to reach you after you have applied online for it. Go to www.janome.ca >> promotions. Please follow the application instructions 100% and remember that applications for the free trial close NEXT week 15th October so hurry! You can use the software until 31st October once you have the access code.
I want to talk today about customizing your view inside the software. There are so many different options!
When you click on ‘View’ from the top ribbon bar, it opens a box like this:
Look at all the things you can customize! You can decide if you want to see stitches in your design, whether or not your preview is in 3D and so much more. The options that I prefer to change depending on what I’m doing are in the second section: Grid, Guidelines and Hoop. When the Grid is enabled, a graph will appear inside the hoop’s stitchable area. It’s measurement is in inches, so each small box is 1/4″. I find it so helpful when I’m digitizing from the backdrop or drawing my own shapes. With the ‘snap’ function, it means that any lines I create will snap to the intersection of two lines, making my design straight.
The other thing I really like about the ‘View’ options is that it makes it really easy to know if your design fits in your hoop. As soon as it’s outside of the stitching area, a pink box appears so that you know for sure.
When you make changes to the View options, they appear automatically in the software so that you can edit how you see things at any point while you are using the software. No need to close and reopen to see changes made.
Until next time,