Creating the Design
Both PE Design Plus 2 and PE Design 11 have libraries of ready-to-embroider borders, motifs and font types that can be combined to produce ‘custom’ designs for output to any Brother machine. In addition, most types of clip art, a scanned image or even a photograph can be imported and transformed into a stitched output.
For truly original design work use 2D Design V2
, then copy and paste into PE Design Plus 2 or PE Design 11 before assigning stitch styles.
Converting To Stitches
Create your image in 2D Design, copy it as a bitmap and paste it into PE Design Plus 2 or PE Design 11.
The embroidery software then uses the Auto Punch feature to analyse the image and convert it into blocks of colour. You can change how many blocks are used, which to omit and also the conversion sensitivity.
Each colour block used will be embroidered and you can assign stitch type, stitch density, and stitch angle to each area of the block. At any stage you can display a realistic preview of how it will look when embroidered and keep adjusting stitch type and colours until the right effect is achieved.
It is easy to combine the library of images and fonts with your original design to create a professional looking embroidered logo.
Choose how you wish a design to look – will it be completely stitched or turned into an applique?
Create stitched effects using the programmable fill stitch option.
Use the Applique wizard to effortlessly create machine appliques from your design.
Applique fabric is held in place during stitching using self-adhesive double sided stabiliser