TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter November 2016

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter. This month we will look at the Break Up Stitches icon Break Up Stitches in TruE™ 3 Modify, and how to work with Flip, Skew and Reverse Order of Stitches Reverse Order to make an unusual repeat design from a stock embroidery.

Flower Icons


Today, we'll look at the Break Up Stitches icon Break Up Stitches . This icon is found in the Control Panel Control Panel > Modify page in TruE™ 3 Modify from the TruE™ 3 Elite package. Some embroidery projects have long stitches that can easily snag when heavily used.

Many embroidery designs have long, floating stitches, such as the satin petals shown in the daisy design on the left. Long stitches can snag easily when stitched on projects that will receive lots of use.

Flowers Comapred

Modify TabA simple way to break the stitches into uniform lengths, shown in the larger daisy in the adjusted design on the right, is to select Break Up Stitches Break Up Stitches . Type the desired stitch length in the Length settings box.

Setting Length

When you click OK, all visible stitches will be broken into the new stitch length setting.

In TruE™ 3 Modify software, you can use the Draw Strip tools, like Draw Next Color Block Draw Next Color and the Control Strip slider to quickly hide stitches you don't want to change, or isolate areas of stitches to modify in different ways.

Visible Stitches

This example uses the following design from TruEmbroidery™ 3: Home/Premier+/Samples/BonusDesigns/Flowers and Leaves/Yellow Daisies.vp3.

Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

This month we will look at how to Flip, Rotate and Skew designs in TruE™ 3 Modify from the TruE™ 3 Elite embroidery system, and how to Reverse Order of Stitches when working with multiple mirrored designs to reduce the length of jump stitches between the duplicated and mirrored areas.

Edit MenuWhen you open an embroidery in TruE™ 3 Modify, you have many choices for making subtle changes that soften and enhance your designs. In TruE™ 3 Modify's Edit menu, Paste as Design makes a copy as a separate layer. Using separated design layers lets you easily position and adjust individual designs while keeping the elements detached for quick and easy selection!

Selection ToolsThe new design will be placed right over the original. In the Control Panel Control Panel> Design page you'll find all the Select tools at the bottom of the panel, including Make Block from Visible Area Make Block from Visible Area. Once selected, you can click and move the new embroidery into a new placement.

Flower Selection

The Skew handles let you adjust the design by twisting the select box horizontally or vertically into a new shaping.

Skew Handles

And the Vertical Flip handle on the left of the select box lets you reverse the direction of the selected embroidery!

Design Menu Dropdown Since this design was mirrored with the Flip handle, long jump stitches tend to form between stitch areas after ColorSort on Exporting. To reduce the size of the jumps, use Reverse Order of Stitches Reverse Order in the Modify area of the Design page, or in the the Design menu.

Design Box Click the first design in the Control Panel >Design page, Design Select window to make it the active design, so you can skew that element, too. The Merge with Above command Combine With Previous will combine the two layers into one.

Modify Tab The Modify tab on the Control Panel has Add Trims Automatically Add Trims Automatically in the Design tools, so your embroidery machine will stop and cut all the newly placed jump stitches as you embroider! Once you have saved and exported your new embroidery, you'll be ready to embellish with your new, softened, and unique embroidery design!

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

PS: Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter next month when we will learn about the QuickFont icons, and how to use the Import Function in TruE™ 3 Create to make unique changes in the System Fonts!