TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter February 2017

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter. This month we will look at SuperDesigns in TruE™ 3 Studio, part of TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS, and TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE software packages.

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SuperDesign sets, available in the TruE™ 3 Studio application, are special system designs that can be resized while maintaining constant stitch density.

You can view and select SuperDesign Collections by opening the Control Panel Control Panel from the top Toolbar, and then selecting the SuperDesign Window icon SuperDesigns .

SuperDesigns are created as working elements whose properties and stitch types may be adjusted or sized, while density and other properties are maintained. Active SuperDesigns are easily identifiable by the green corner handles on their select boxes.

Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

This month we will look how to create and edit SuperDesigns in TruE™ 3 Studio. The SuperDesign feature is part of the TruE™ 3 Studio application.

Open the Control Panel Control Panel from Panels Panels in the top toolbar, the View menu / Show Control Panel Show Control Panel or use the shortcut keyboard keys, Command G. The SuperDesign icon SuperDesigns opens the SuperDesign Window in the Control Panel.

Category Click the Collections menu pop-up PopUp to view all the different SuperDesign sets. The SuperDesign shown above is in the Stars Category, Stars 1 set, and Design 1.

In the Size settings box, set an initial size, and the initial proportions. You can increase or decrease the Width % Width and Height % Height Percentage independently, to make the design disproportional if desired, or to adjust a SuperDesign to fit into a specific space within your design.

Settings Open the pop-up Stitch Type menu PopUp to select from Pattern Fill or Continuous Satin. The SuperDesign pictured above was constructed as a Pattern Fill. Some SuperDesigns may contain more than one stitch type.

Fills Select the Stitch Type Options menu Properties to open the SuperDesign Pattern Fill settings box. Click Pattern Pattern to select from 23 Pattern Categories with 252 pre-designed pattern textures, or from your own personal My Patterns you created with the Edit / Manage My Fills menu in the TruE™ Create application from the TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE package. The second star was customized with the Climate Category, Pattern 94.

Other settings used in our star sample are an Angle of 0 (zero) degrees, Underlay Medium to support the pattern stitches, Compensation 0, and Gradient enabled and adjusted to a Multicolor Gradient with four thread colors.

Fill Settings

After selecting OK to Pattern Fill, Multicolor Gradient and the SuperDesign settings boxes, click Apply Apply in the Control Panel to generate the SuperDesign with the selected settings.

Notice the select box around the SuperDesign element has green corner handles. Green handles indicate the design may be adjusted while retaining accurate Density and stitch quality. The handles will remain green until the design's program window is closed.

Adjusting an already generated SuperDesign is easy.

To change a design's size or shaping, drag a corner handle to adjust disproportionately. Hold the keyboard Shift key and drag a corner handle to adjust proportionally from the opposing corner. Hold the keyboard Alt/Option key and the Shift key together and drag a corner handle to adjust proportionally from the design center. Adjust as many times as desired when the select box handles are green! The design example shown below was adjusted by holding the Alt/Option and Shift keys to resize proportionally from the center.


Right Click Options Decide you want to try a different pattern or gradient fill? Just hold the CTRL keyboard key and click over the select box, then choose Pattern Fill from the pop up menu. Or, choose Properties in the menu, and adjust Size settings as desired!

Take a little time to jump into the SuperDesign Menu in your TruEmbroidery™ 3, TruE™ Studio software right away and play with the different options to personalize some new embroidery designs for your spring projects! SuperDesigns are a great way to get started playing with different stitch type settings and adjusting designs to fit your own individualized projects!

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

PS: Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter next month when we will review how the Life View Life View feature can help you evaluate your designs before you spend time and materials in stitching your embroideries.