TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter January 2015

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter. This month, learn about how to change properties of a design using the Modify Design tool. Then see the new options for the PhotoStitch Assistant in TruE™ 3 Studio.

Flower Icons


With the Modify Design tool Modify you can resize and rotate the selected embroidery or see how much the design has been resized or rotated from the original. The function is found on the Design Window of the control panels in TruE™ 3 and TruE™ Studio.

Click the lock icon in the Modify Design dialog box to adjust dimensions proportionally Proportional or non-proportionally Non-Proportional.

Rotate the embroidery to the desired angle by entering a number in the rotation angle number box, or by using the arrows to increase or decrease the angle of rotation, or by dragging the rotational slider Rotational Slider to rotate the embroidery.

Once a design has been modified, the new angle of rotation is shown by the selection box being rotated. If you resize or rotate again, it is from the original embroidery settings.


Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

New to the PhotoStitch Assistant in TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE is the Color Tile PhotoStitch Embroidery option. Color Tile provides a "pointillist" effect like an Impressionist artwork. To review what options are available, let's look at each, in turn.

In the original TruE™ Studio PhotoStitch Assistant there are the following options:

Monogram Assistant

In the new TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS package, within the TruE™ 3 Studio PhotoStitch Assistant only the Monochrome Linear Embroidery option is available.

Monogram Assistant

In the TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE package, in the TruE™ 3 Studio PhotoStitch Assistant there are the following options, including the new Color Tile PhotoStitch Embroidery:

Monogram Assistant

In the Color Tile PhotoStitch Embroidery option you have three types of Color Tiles to choose from: Diamond, Square, and Hexagon. You then choose from a Stitch Type of Satin or Fill and a stitch angle that is Side to Side or Point to Point.

Color Tile Options

Pictured below are illustrations of each type of tile, combined with the varying stitch angle. The top pair shows diamond tiles, the second pair square tiles and the third hexagon tiles. Each uses the satin stitch type; on the left of each pair the stitch angle is side to side, while on the right it is point to point.

Diamond Tiles

Square Tiles

Hexagonal Tiles

PhotoStitch is such a great way to generate embroideries that capture memories in stitches! In the girl's picture the diamond option was used with satin side to side.

Color Tile Close Up

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

P.S. Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter next month as we look at SuperDesigns and the new Border/Appliqué features in TruE™ 3 Modify.