Designed for hobby embroiderers who want an inexpensive, easy way to draw with stitches, StitchArtist Level 1 offers a robust set of stitch types and tools so users can simply create.
There are several custom drawing tools, hundreds of included stock design shapes, and a simple shape maker for creating squares, rounded rectangles, circles, ovals, polygons, stars, and spirals, easily.
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- Get Into StitchArtist!
- Simple Projects: Level 1
- Detailed Designs: Level 2
- Professional Grade: Level 3
Who should use StitchArtist Level 1?
StitchArtist Level 1 is for hobby embroiderers to inexpensively “Draw with stitches” and not spend too much time at the computer.
Level 1 offers a robust set of stitch types, and properties, but with some of the traditional “digitizing” complexity removed.
StitchArtist Level 1 is a great starting point for design creators, or anyone wanting to add stitches to a project.
Typical projects include: Redwork, quilting, stippling, applique, freestanding lace fills, basic cross-stitch, outlining, satin borders, filled shapes and adding stitches to designs.
StitchArtist level 1 features amazing applique treatments at the touch of a button.
Please browse the tabs above for a detailed look at the tools available in StitchArtist Level 1!
How do I use it?
StitchArtist is a program to create machine embroidery designs from scratch.
Draw your own, use the built-in shapes, or bring in a picture (such as .jpg), then ‘draw with stitches’ over the artwork, using it as a guide.
You control the shapes, sizes, set the stitching properties, and StitchArtist generates the actual stitches.
Those familiar with any modern drawing tool will feel very comfortable with StitchArtist, but the easy ‘draw with points’ spline tool makes creating shapes easy to learn.
When assigning stitches to shapes, you have freedom to change your mind at any time. You can assign any shape a new stitch type easily.
Easier Editing and Creation
Creating designs often requires the ability to edit shapes. StitchArtist has features that make object creation and editing easy:
- Stitch generation is instant and automatic.
- No mode changes for selection, editing, coloring, moving, sizing, rotating or adjusting properties.
- You can work in any number of display modes such as 3D. You aren’t locked to a specific mode during any process.
- Hundreds of editable vector shapes are included. Several geometric shapes are easily created and altered with the automated shape tool.
- Perfect curves are 3 clicks away with the 3 point arc tool.
- Users unfamiliar with Bezier curves can use a simulated spline (draw with points) system that’s easier to learn and teach.
You can do this!
All you need is a simple project to get started on, and a willingness to try. You would be amazed at how many embroiderers thought that creating a design or adding stitches would be too hard – and then discovered that they can do it!
It’s one reason that StitchArtist has the largest online community of any design creation or digitizing tool. People love to share ideas, projects, designs, and simply delight in what each other have created!
Level 1 does not include tools that new embroiderers find overwhelming. One example is the alternating input (Level 2) that is used by all professional digitizers, but requires a bit experience to use.
Ready for more? The other levels are available as upgrades, and it costs no more to take the upgrade route than to purchase a higher level as one item.The upgrade to Level 2 is one of our more popular products, because so many people discover that they can make designs and want to do more!
Welcome to StitchArtist!
StitchArtist is embroidery design-creation software. It is easy-to-use and designed for everyone: New embroiderers, artists, graphics professionals, and seasoned apparel decorators. This is accomplished with product levels. As the level goes up, additional tools and control are added. Created with education in mind, StitchArtist’s level upgrades allow you to grow the software as you learn to take more control over your embroidery.
The process of design creation, commonly called ‘digitizing’, generally requires a skilled person using a specialized tool. StitchArtist is that tool, but created specifically to take the traditional difficulty out of the process so users can concentrate on design and creativity.
In a radical departure from the typical digitizing interface, StitchArtist uses a single mode to draw, set stitches, size, edit, rotate, sequence, and set properties of design objects. It is easy and intuitive. There is built-in help that replicates the printable .PDF manuals (download at any time), very active social communities, and of course, the award-winning Embrilliance support system.
Embrilliance creates tools that people love to use. We put you in control, and use automation only where appropriate. This is how the best designs are made.
Given the easy-to-use genius of StitchArtist, it’s easy to think it is an automated digitzing tool. It is not. StitchArtist is not a photo-to-stitch tool or an auto-digitizing program. Such things are sold but do not create nice embroidery. There is no such thing as ‘conversion’ from an image to an embroidery design. It takes a human being, with an eye for stitch types, but no real artistic skill is required. Can you trace? Can you click your mouse or tap your pen? You have all the skill you need.
StitchArtist is part of the Embrilliance Platform, sharing one program with our other titles like Essentials and Enthusiast. This means that as you add titles, your features grow without having to switch between programs! Embrilliance products are modular: You do not “Need another program first.” You can use only StitchArtist. If you have other titles, they work together seamlessly to offer incredible ability in a single interface.
StitchArtist is a design creation tool, which means it does not manipulate existing designs. Our other products, like Essentials, handle those tasks. Whether you want to create or embellish designs for hobby, friends, sale or full professional use, StitchArtist is for you.
|StitchArtist Full Version Programs|
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Level 1 to 2||Level 2 to 3||Level 1 to 3|
Included Stitch Types by Level
|Stitch||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Line (no stitches)||X||X||X|
|Run (7 styles)||X||X||X|
|Satin Column (auto-incline)||X||X||X|
|Satin Column (inclines)||X||X|
|Candlewicking, French Knot||X||X|
|Contour (echo) 3 styles||X||X|
|Satin 3D Foam Auto-Underlay||X||X|
|3, 5 Pass Whip||X||X|
|Curved Fill/Curved Motif Fill (User-drawn curve)||X||X|
|Gradient Fill (& curved mode)||X||X|
|Feathered Fill (& curved mode)||X||X|
|Motif Run (gradient)||X||X|
|Eyelets, Single and Run||X|
|Patch Edge (Faux Merrow)||X|
Level 2 includes all Level 1 tools. Designed for production and skills training. Create sophisticated embroidery designs and logos with a more complete set of digitizing tools. Level 2 includes a wide cross-section of embroidery stitch types and properties, enabling you to create virtually any design. If you want to use satin stitches to their fullest extent, you want Level @. Level 2 allows the import of .SVG vector art and .FCM and .studio cutting file formats for use as objects. Level 2’s included 3D Foam underlay converts any suitable satin-stitch column elements into 3D Foam embroidery with a single, simple setting.
Level 3 includes Level 1 and Level 2 tools. Made for those who love creating designs and digitizers working in commercial machine embroidery, level 3 includes advanced tools like Styles, QuickStyles, Eyelets, custom Carving lines, and shaping tools such as AND, Subtract, Union, Flatten, Inflate/Deflate, Re-construct and Break. It can even automatically outline existing stitches, making for easy borders on existing stitch-file elements. Work your way with configurable drawing tool defaults and the ability to create and publish custom Motifs and Embossed effects for personal use or distribution to the StitchArtist user community. Level 3 reveals the full properties for each stitch type, and branches all object types including sub-branches that don’t need to touch. Level 3 adds operations for more complete vector support, including export. You can even draw .svg and cutting machine designs directly. Create custom fonts for embroidery clients or publish fonts to share with or sell to your fellow Embrilliance Platform users with level 3’s included object-based, scalable font publishing using our world-renowned BX installer format, complete with rights management, all no additional cost.
StitchArtist 1 Tools and Stitch Properties
See the StitchArtist Levels tab above for included stitch types.
Run Stitch Styles:
- Bean (up to 9 passes)
- Backstitch (up to 5 passes)
- Stemstitch (adjustable width, angle)
Satin stitch properties:
- Patterns (18)
Length, Edge Pad, Reverse pattern
- Split Satin Stitches
Number of splits (1-5), Max stitch length, Reverse stitch control
- Feathering / Jagged Edges
Inside and Outside, Left and Right independent control
- Pull Compensation
Minimum, Percent, Maximum
Four styles with density adjust
Edge Run, Parallel, Zig-zag. With control of length, inset and density.
- Line styles
Advanced Text Tools
- Envelope creation and editing
- Fixed baselines at any angle or with any shape
- Name drops at any angle and alignment for template creation
Applique and our included exclusive: Appliqadabra
- E-Stitch, Blanket stitch, Satin
- Full control over use of Position and Material
- Simulated Fabric fill
- Appliqadabra – lets you use a photo fill, with cropped printing for mixed media
- Color styles including PES traditional, User-defined and Keep Color for multi-needle machines.
- Cut-file saving for Silhouette, Scan ‘n Cut, SVG
- Four styles with adjustable spacing and stitch length
- Can be converted to a Run, and then a Motif Run for virtually unlimited possibilities.
Motif Run / Fill
- Combine motifs in a sequence for your own pattern
- Full control over each motif size, rotation, mirror
- Satin motifs included
- Candlewick motifs included
- Can be used to make lace designs
- Can be used under other objects for freestanding support
- Single-run style for creating even grids for a quilted look on linings, etc.
- Open and closed paths supported
- Fixed grid so adjacent objects can align
- Advanced text tools including:
- Custom envelope creation and editing for shaped text
- Custom text baselines for text that follows any shape
- Name drops at any angle and alignment for template creation
- Over 200 outlines that can be used in any stitch type, including applique.
- Over 150 Motifs for run and fill
- Over 50 Emboss patterns
- Over 15 Fill Patterns
Embrilliance works with any embroidery machine!
All Embrilliance Platform programs work with any embroidery machine capable of loading embroidery files, as the platform can read and write at least one format that every embroidery machine understands. This includes all machines from Brother/Baby Lock, Janome, Viking, Pfaff, Bernina, and any commercial embroidery machine that reads the standard .DST format.
All Embrilliance Platform Programs can export the following file types:
.CSD, .DST, .DSZ, .EXP, .EXP+, .HUS, .JEF, .PCS, .PCM, .PES, .SEW, .SHV, .TAP, .VIP, .VP3, .XXX
You can even set stitch parameters for your favorite file type, including trim and automatic centering options for the universal DST file type used by both commercial and home embroidery machines.
Applique cut files can be saved as .SVG, .PLT, .FCM (ScanNCut) and .studio (Silhouette).
Windows XP SP2 and later, OSX 10.58 and later. The Embrilliance platform is compatible with both and allows you to install on all the computers you own, including a mix of both Mac and Windows systems.
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