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Has anyone used this software ? digitize N Stitch
Is it ok for a beginer ?
Is it ok for a beginer ?
Iconify, I totally agree. I also believe that understanding the distortion that goes with embroidery goes hand in hand with traditional creation tools. You've got me beat in Corel by one version, but When I was learning Digitizing the AD was very clunky and it probably took me longer to learn good digitizing because pull comp and push do not translate well via strait conversion and if I have to re create from bad art anyway,.. I may as well do it right in my digitizing software. I may still need to clean up artwork in corel but for a beginner to learn with tools that you program the right parameter into as you are creating the file, you are skipping the extra step and creating an embroidery file in the sequence it needs to be, and giving thought to the process at the same time. The important thing is to tell new people the truth that AD is a hook that MFGs use to get new users (wow factor), but the ultimate input will come from the learned user. Just like creating artwork for any process, the more you know about the end process, the more efficient you'll be at creating the working file.This might not be the perfect thread to defend autodigitizing but I can't help but share my opinion and experience with it. Yes, I do see how the industry misleads people into buying their software based on their best-case scenerios all over youtube etc.
I have been using Corel Draw since version 3 (not X3) and Im pretty proficient with vector conversion. I got my feet wet back when I was primarily cutting vinyl from customers artwork. This was back in the days when tracing programs were an absolute joke - like mid 90's... All that said, I learn something with every design I digitize.
I suggest a digitizing program that accepts vector artwork as opposed to pixel based artwork.
When autodigitize does not work:
When autodigitize does work:
- someone expects to just scan a .jpg or a picture type file and end up with magnificent embroidery.
- when someone does not control the number of colors in a design
There are so many tricks to successful autodigiting.
- you have created a vector file with proper layering and bleeds between the colors.
- you take the time to clean up the random nodes after using the trace function.
- you have used a contour function rather than applying an outline to an object.
- you have applied specific colors to reflect color changes rather than matching the logo colors.
- you do not use like-colors for filled areas bordered by satin stitch.
When you want to run a satin around a filled area sometimes an AD (autodigitize) will not give you the proper 'overlap'. One way around this is to create your satin area by using the contour function and then dragging it completely away from the filled area that it will border. Now the AD program will digitize it to your specified width. Once it is digitized just simply drag it back into place...
I understand the craft and see where the disbelief of the AD functions comes from, but when you take a different approach and keep an open mind about it you can see some amazing results.
It all gets back to the most simple computer phrase ever spoken: GIGO - Garbage in, Garbage out.
Sorry about that...Back to my question