The Digitizing Wizard guides the user, step by step, through digitizing an image.
Open a graphic (a vector graphic works best).
Click the Graphic to Embroidery Assistant Button .
The Digitizing Wizard appears at the top, starting with Step 1.
The Vector Conversion dropdown allows the user to choose a fabric style. You can also choose a fabric style by clicking the Fabric Styles button .
Click the Next>> button to get to the next step of the Digitizing Wizard.
Click the <<Previous button to go back a step.
Click Cancel if you want to exit the Digitizing Wizard while you are in the middle of the steps.
Step 1) Color Reduction
Specify the number of colors you want your design to have by using the up and down arrows.
Use the Color Picker button to duplicate/replace colors.
Use the Fill Region button to fill the holes of an area of the design in.
Step 2) Click on First Color to Stitch
Click on the first color you want to stitch.
Click Flatten if you have multiple layers to your graphic and you want to separate one object from the others (make sure you have the correct object selected that you want separated).
Flatten Overlap allows you to specify how much you want the separated object to overlap with the others.
Step 3) Edit Elements in color
Use the Add Element to Color Layer button to add elements.
Use the Remove Element from Color Layer button to remove elements.
Use the Fill Region button to fill in a region.
Use the Delete All Holes button to delete all the holes in your graphic.
Step 4) Edit element sew sequence
Use the Manual Sequence button to manually sequence how you want your color layer to sew.
Use the Insert Entry/Exit Points button to input entry and exit points into your color layer.
Use the Left to Right button to change the sequence order to left to right.
Use the Right to Left button to change the sequence order to right to left.
Use the Center Out button to have stitching start in the middle and proceed to the farthest right, then come back to center and proceed to the farthest left.
Step 5) Edit Stitch Splices to Elements
Use the Insert Splice button to insert a splice.
Use the Insert Curved Splice button to insert a curved splice.
Use the Auto Compute Splice Lines button to let DesignShop automatically insert splice lines.
Use the Insert Stitch Direction button to insert stitch direction lines into each element of your color layer.
Use the Insert Curved Direction Line button to insert curved direction lines into your color layer.
Use the Auto Compute Direction Lines button to let DesignShop automatically insert direction lines.
Clicking Options... brings up the following dialog where you can specify your vector settings:
Click Next>> after Step 5 to take you to the next color layer. Repeat the above steps for all your color layers.