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Embird Digitizing Tutorial Part One by sugarstitch Embird Digitizing Tutorial Part One by sugarstitch
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:bulletblue:PART ONE: You are here!
:bulletblue:PART TWO: fav.me/d74wb06
:bulletblue:PART THREE: fav.me/d750zuj
:bulletblue:PART FOUR: fav.me/d751bt8
:bulletblue:PART FIVE: fav.me/d754mo7

So, I use Embird Studio for my digitizing. As far as I can tell, Embird is one of the best programs you can get in it's price range, and though I've never used Stitch Era I've heard it's very similar. With Embird you download the program as a trial, and if you like it you can then purchase the registration key which will allow you full access. I'm pretty sure the only thing you can't do with the trial version is save designs. I'm not sure about international dealers, but I'll put a link at the bottom for the site I got the registration key for Australian users. One thing with Embird though is that the basic program does not allow you to create designs. You need to purchase the basic program, and then the Studio plugin. Just the basic program by itself only lets you edit designs you already have, and even then you can only do basic things, or edit each individual stitch (which is ridiculously time consuming).

When I first got Embird, I was disappointed to find that there aren't really any tutorials for it. There are some on their website, but most of them are very basic and I don't know if I'm just a derp but a lot of the ones I needed made no sense to me, and I had to figure out a lot by myself which was very frustrating at times. So, I've decided to make a walkthrough type tutorial to help anyone in the position I was in.

This is part one of my Embird digitizing tutorial. Sorry it's so huge, but if I made it any smaller you wouldn't be able to read much of the screenshots. I should have the rest of the parts up in the next few days - I might even have the next part up later today. Also, sorry in advance if I sound at all condescending. I've done this in a way that even absolute beginners should be able to follow it.

Rarity Eye vector is by :icondatnaro: and can be found here: Rarity Eye 2 by datNaro

Embird website: www.embird.net/
Registration Key for Australians: www.ggcreations.com.au/althea/…
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kaijumama Feb 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have no idea how much I love you right now! Thank you so much for this tutorial. :glomp:
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sugarstitch Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, no problem at all :aww:
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:iconzareidy:
Have you used sofie sew? How does that compare to embird?
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sugarstitch Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have to admit, I only played around with it a tiny bit. I know it's prone to crashing, but with me it literally did it every few nodes, and I got really frustrated and gave up haha. I haven't used it enough to really compare it, but :iconadamlhumphreys: has a tutorial for it here: fav.me/d5dc5ef
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adamlhumphreys Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
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sugarstitch Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconzareidy:
I am really looking forward to trying this! I have an embroiderer but I haven't been able to properly digitize something. Which Studio plug-in do you recommend?
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sugarstitch Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad this is helpful :aww:

Oh whoops, I'd forgotten that studio has the two plugins ^^; You want Digitizing Tools, but on the site I got mine from when you go to the download page it's just "Embird Studio" and you get either 64 bit or 32 bit. The Sfumato Stitch plugin is really only used on turning photos into embroidery files.
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:iconzareidy:
Great, thanks! :)
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:iconlasiral:
Wonderful! This looks so much easier then what other tutorials make it out to be. Now i can't wait to try it once you've completed all the tutorials!! Thanks so much for sharing this :D
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