Member since 9/30/12
Date: 9/30/12 12:17 PM
Please forgive me as I am an absoulute beginer here looking for some tutorials for use with my machines.
I recdently purchased a flip pal and floriani software and I am trying to use together to create patterns for my ellisimo machine. I know they recomend photostich for creating patterns for the flip pal, but I would like to avoid purchasing any more software. Any links to tutorials or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My profficency with computers is not that great but I am trying to learn however I am experienced with sewing.
Member since 5/2/09
In reply to LilAuds
Date: 10/2/12 1:09 PM
I think you need to go to the Floriani website, and get registered and signed up there, as they have their own builit in support system with all that stuff. I think whomever sold you the software, should have probably pointed you in that direction. But go there now anyways.
Whenever I use and play with any new autodigitzing programs, and I have used a few, most times I don't bother to scan anything at first. Instead I just feed them and run though them a bunch of pre-made up vector clip art. Just because they all take in and read vector a bit better than bit/map raster, and scanners really cannot even ever create vector art at all. So I think you should start with the some of the pre-made up clip art in the vector .wmf format they give you in there, as examples, (as they are probably pre-tested to turn out well) and then just go to some computer store or office supply store and get one of those huge, inexpensive clip art packages that have lots of vector .wmf format clip art in them, and just feed a ton of it, into your new program and play with it that way.
Later learn your scanner and all about raster v.s. vector art, and also by that time, you would have more an eye, for what kind of art fed into a autodigtizing program, is most likely going to be seen the best and might turn into a good embroidery design, in one. Scanners are most times better for some kind of Photostitching or Cross Stitch programs, just because they are raster and not vector and deal in pixels, and those things just translate into those kinds of embroidery better, just sort of because of their properties and the properties of autodigitizing programs, when you scan them.
But, if you want to feed some autodigitizing program some bitmap/raster kind of scanned art, at least scan high resolution and dpi (like at least 300 dpi or maybe 600 dpi would be even better- read your scanner book on how to do that) as low resolution bit map files like any art on the internet at only 72 dpi never works good for that kind of thing, and pick your art pretty careful in such a way a autodigtizing program can do something with it. things you would be looking for are simple, clearly defined shapes, and not too many colors, just since each color would turn into a thread change, and it would be no fun to change threads 100 times! So 8 colors would be good, 60 colors would be not so good at all! After running lots of pre-made up vector art though there, you would probably be getting an eye, for what it likes, and would be better at picking something to scan too. Have fun.