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Video Tutorials (Studio)

The video selection ranges from a free lesson on Manager, through inexpensive lessons on Editor and Studio. It includes several lessons using Font Engine in both Editor and Studio. Click on the Details button to view a description of each tutorial.

Import Image

Studio - Import Image


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Studio - Import Image

FREE!

Learn three methods to import images into Embird Studio so that your finished design will be the right size. It is important to watch this video before beginning any of the Studio video classes.

Click here to download the pumpkin image used in the video. All copyrights remain with Peggy Severt, Pegboard Crafts. You may use the image with this training video only. No other use allowed.

Click here to go to the free video. No password needed.

*Clicking the link opens a new window where you will find the recording stored on Vimeo. You may watch online or download it.

© 2014 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

Free video tutorial

Studio 1

Introduction to Studio


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Introduction to Studio

Recorded from live class, September 3, 2014. Newbie level. The class lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Studio is the digitizing part of Embird. We use it to create embroidery designs. It can also be used as an advanced "editing" tool for those changes that cannot be made to designs in Editor. There is so much to say about Studio, that it cannot be presented properly in one or two lessons, so this is just the first in a long series.

The goal for this first class is to give you a very basic introduction to Studio - a quick overview of the program. When finished, you should have a better understanding of the design process and some of the terms used in Studio such as Parameters, Nodes, and Vector Shapes. You will be better prepared for the in-depth lessons that follow.

I present the steps necessary for creating a simple embroidery design - setting up the hoop area, importing an image, using 3 basic digitizing tools to create the design, and then getting it ready to send to your machine. I show you what I mean when I say you can "edit" a stitch file using Studio.  Included with the class are a few files you can use to practice what is covered during class.

You may use the trial version of Studio for class, but you won't be able to save your work. You may find it helpful if you have a little experience in Editor, such as navigating folders and opening files. You might want to check out my earlier tutorials, Manager 101 and Editor 101.

© 2014 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

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$20

Studio 2

Studio 2 - Redwork Pumpkin


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Studio 2 - Redwork Pumpkin

Recorded from live class, October, 2014. Beginner level. The class lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
I recommend doing Studio 1 - Introduction to Studio first if not familiar with Studio or digitizing concepts.

Fly-In Class

In this class, we will be making this cute little pumpkin redwork design using the Outline tool in Embird Studio. 

Techniques that are introduced include  splitting an outline object, changing the starting and end points of outline objects, the functions Backwards Path and Arrange Outline Parts. We'll extend our adventures with an intro to design pathing. The class lasts about 1 - 1.5 hours.

You may use the trial version of Studio for class, but you won't be able to save your work. You may find it helpful if you have a little experience in Editor, such as navigating folders and opening files. You might want to check out my earlier tutorials, Manager 101 and Editor 101.

© 2014 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

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$20

Running as Admin

Studio 3 - Fills


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Studio 3 - Fills

Trim-a-Tree

Recorded from live class, November 18, 2014. Beginner level. The class lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
I recommend doing Studio 1 and Studio 2 classes if not familiar with Studio or digitizing concepts.

Trim A Tree

Moving further into our digitizing adventures, you will learn everything you need to digitize and stitch out this cute little Christmas tree.

The lesson includes discussions on stitch direction, pull compensation and density as they apply to fills, and how to create objects using the Shape menu. You should be familiar with creating outline objects, the parameters window and editing nodes.

Don't let the holiday design fool you. The design is simply a tool to help teach fill techniques. This lesson is a VERY big step in the Studio lessons as you will use these techniques to build any design that includes fills. The tree can be very beautiful even without the holiday ornaments.

© 2014 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

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$20

Studio 4

Studio 4


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Studio 4 - Basic Columns 1

Recorded from live class held in January, 2015. Beginner level.
The class lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Columns Part 1

You can create even width satin stitch using the Outline tool but you have little control over the results. The Column tool gives you full control of stitch direction and other aspects as well as giving you the ability to create uneven satin width shapes. There is a lot to learn about this marvelous tool, so there will be 2 lessons on it. Part 1 is the very basics, showing you how, when and why to use the 3 column modes, suggested parameters, and auto-corner basics.

Part 2 goes into more detail about how to use columns for specific areas – overlaps, entwined columns and creating your own corners.

I highly recommend my Introduction to Studio video if you have never digitized with Embird Studio. In it, you are introduced to the various parts of the Studio screen as well as basics on using the 3 main tools - Outline, Fill and Column. Studio Class 2, the redwork pumpkin and Studio Class 3, Introduction to Fills are also recommended.

© 2015 Peggy Severt, Fly with Embird Seminars

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$20

Studio 5

Studio 5


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Studio 5 - Basic Columns 2

Recorded from live class held in April, 2015. Beginner level.
The class lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

Columns Part 2

In Basic Columns, Part 2 we learn how to digitize several types of corners manually, how to “split” column objects, and learn a little bit more about pathing designs by digitizing an alphabet letter. We also take a peek at a mysterious setting at the bottom of the Parameters window called Strips. Thank you Lorna Bouchard and Elise Williams for a wonderful treat!

Basic knowledge of using Studio tools, especially the Column tool is required. You will become lost very quickly without it.

I highly recommend my Studio 1 - Introduction to Studio video if you have never digitized with Embird Studio. In it, you are introduced to the various parts of the Studio screen as well as basics on using the 3 main tools - Outline, Fill and Column. Then follow up with my specialized videos on those tools - Studio 2, 3, and 4

© 2015 Peggy Severt, Fly with Embird Seminars

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$20

Font Engine in Studio

Font Engine in Studio 1


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Font Engine in Studio 1

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From a live class held September 1, 2015

Happy Smile

Working with Font Engine in Editor hasn't changed much since its beginning. But Font Engine in Studio was reworked in 2010. All the tools are still there - mostly - but it can be hard to find them. The goal of this class is to help you transition from working with Font Engine in Editor to the new Font Engine in Studio. Along with basic text creation you will learn how easy it is to create vertical and multi-line text, set text on the included baselines (circle/swirl, slant, etc) - everything you can do with Font Engine in Editor. You will also learn how easy it is to edit the resulting text to stitch the way YOU want it to stitch, something you cannot do in Editor.

You should know how to open and merge files n Studio and have a basic working knowledge of the basic objects - Fills, Columns, and Outlines including how to change their parameters (properties like density, underlay and pull compensation).

This class requires Embird 2010 build 8.8D or higher and the version of Studio that goes with it. You can work with a trial version of Font Engine but will be restricted to the use of the characters ABC and abc. If using a trial version of Studio, you will not be able to save your work.

© 2015 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

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$20

Applique Peggy's Way

Applique Peggy's Way


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Applique Peggy's Way

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Recorded from live class in October, 2015. Intermediate level.
Class runs over 2 hours.

Apple

I love to create appliqué designs in Studio. Studio has several built-in appliqué tools but I found they just do not suit the way I work. I like to have full control over all parts of my designs, so over the past 11 years I've developed my own methods. Appliqué is not just placing fabric and stitching around it. I'll walk you through the basic technique step by step and then share my solutions to problems that most likely will arise at some point. These tips will be helpful not only with appliqué but with regular embroidery as well.

You should know how to open and merge designs/images into Studio. You should also have a basic working knowledge of Outline, Column and Connections objects

© 2015 Peggy Severt, Fly with Embird Seminars

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$20

Studio Font Engine 2

Font Engine in Studio 2


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Font Engine 101

Shadow Applique and Split Athletic Letter

Pre-recorded in January 2016. Not from a live class. 2 video lessons included.Intermediate level.

Font Engine letters can be used as a starting point for some really fun designs. I hope you enjoy this 2 video set.

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Shadow Applique. Shadow (or Echo) applique is fun and relatively easy. In this lesson I walk you step by step through making this cute project for the 130x180 (5x7") hoop. The lettering is created using Font Engine but the rest is done in the Studio window. Techniques covered include expanding objects, shaping fills, creating outlines around fills, enlarging the finished design and alternative cover stitches. You can apply the techniques and principles learned in this lesson to make these and other designs including echo quilting.Video lasts approximately 42 minutes.

Athletic A

Split Athletic Letter. Learn how to split an applique letter in Studio. The basic letter is created in Font Engine and the rest is done in the main Studio window. It fits the 130x180mm (5x7") hoop but can easily be resized for your specific needs. Techniques learned include creating applique lines from a Column object, combining Outline pieces, splitting using Guidelines and maximizing stitch order. The video is approximately 37 minutes long.

You will need to have a basic working knowledge of creating and editing Outline, Column, Fill and Connection objects in Studio. You must own Font Engine and have some knowledge of how to use it in Studio in order to complete these projects as shown. You may find the lesson Applique Peggy's Way beneficial as well.

© 2016 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

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$20

Blank EOF

Blank EOF


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Blank EOF File

Have you ever saved a new design file and come up with an empty hoop when you opened it later? It most likely happened because the original file was written with Embird Studio 2004. Newer versions of Studio have a bit of a compatibility problem with them. Here is a simple fix. Added October 2015.

Click here to go to the free video. No password needed.

*Clicking the link opens a new window where you will find the recording stored on Vimeo.
You may watch online or download it.

© 2015 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

Free video tutorial

Baseline Issues

Baseline Issue


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Studio Font Engine Baseline Issue

Problem encountered while using Font Engine in Studio 2015 build 10.4 64 bit.
Does this with Embird Alphabets in Studio. Windows 10 and 8.1 Pro. Added August 2015.

Click here to go to the free video. No password needed.

*Clicking the link opens a new window where you will find the recording stored on Vimeo.
You may watch online or download it.

© 2015 Peggy Severt, Fly With Embird Seminars

Free video tutorial

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