Designed for those who want to create more sophisticated embroidery designs and logos, StitchArtist Level 2 enables production and skills training with a more complete set of digitizing tools and a wider selection of embroidery stitch types and properties, allowing you to create virtually any design. With level 2, you can use satin stitches to their fullest extent with stitch inclination control and import vector art and cutting file formats to create embroidery objects.
Includes all Level 1 Tools
Immediate Download! No Waiting for Delivery.
Includes Mac and Windows Versions
- Get Into StitchArtist!
- Simple Projects: Level 1
- Detailed Designs: Level 2
- Professional Grade: Level 3
Who should use StitchArtist Level 2?
StitchArtist Level 2 is for hobbyists and professionals who want to create more sophisticated designs like logos, mascots, custom text treatments, and detailed designs of all styles.
Level 2 is great for those who want to jump directly into fully custom, graphical design work, users of Level 1 who are looking for more control over their stitches, and those with existing design and digitizing skills. With the addition of Bezier drawing, left-right, and sided column input, users of vector drawing software and classic embroidery digitizing software alike will find familiar methods for creating design elements.
StitchArtist Level 2 is designed for production and skills training, including a wide cross-section of embroidery stitch types and properties with enough freedom and control to create virtually any design. If you are looking to use satin stitches to their fullest extent, StitchArtist 2 is for you.
Typical Level 2 projects include: traditional embroidery designs, commercial logos, team sports mascots, custom text / logotypes, patches, stock designs meant for resale design collections, in-the-hoop designs like custom-shaped keyfobs, and simple puffy foam objects using our automated 3D foam underlay.
This Product is a ‘Full Version’
You do not need to own StitchArtist Level 1 to use this version of StitchArtist Level 2; this product contains all Level 1 and Level 2 features. If you do already own Level 1 and want to upgrade, click here to find the Level 1 to Level 2 upgrade package which allows you to add level 2 features to your existing Level 1 StitchArtist program at a reduced upgrade price. You can always purchase an upgrade to any level of StitchArtist – for the difference in price between the Full Version programs.
See the tabs above for a detailed look at what’s available in StitchArtist Level 2!
How do I use it?
StitchArtist is a program to create machine embroidery designs from scratch.
Draw, use the built-in shapes, import vector/cutting files and edit the shapes for embroidery, 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, assign stitch angles by adding inclination lines, and StitchArtist generates the actual stitches.
Those familiar with vector drawing will feel very comfortable with StitchArtist, but the easy ‘draw with points’ spline tool makes creating shapes easy to learn for everyone.
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 project to get started on and a willingness to try. Even master digitizers start by creating simple shapes, and learning about stitches and settings by reaching a little further with every piece they make. If you want to reach further and make something special, StitchArtist level 2 has both the simple tools to get you started and the professional power to help you grow.
It’s one reason that StitchArtist has the largest online community of any design creation or digitizing tool. People love to help each other figure out new ways to use stitches, work out the best way to draw objects, discuss the best ways to digitize for a specific garment or object, and simply delight in how the community members grow in their craft!
Level 2 has all the ease of Level 1, but with increased control over the way stitches are generated and a host of tools that professional digitizers know and love. With Level 2, you can build your experience and have all the tools you need for professional, production-worthy designs.
Upgrade on your Schedule
Ready for the top of the line? StitchArtist level 3 is available complete or as an upgrade, and it never costs more to take the upgrade route than it does to buy level 3 at the outset. Level 2 users who master the its tools and those familiar with vector drawing and design like level 3’s additional drawing and shaping tools, while stock design sellers who want quick, all-format stitch-file savings, and those who want to create their own custom motifs, patterns, and object-based fonts upgrade to get professional custom tools to help them quickly serve customers and publish professional assets for the Embrilliance community.
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 to start.
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 2. 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.
Digitizing Tools Unlocked with StitchArtist 2
See the StitchArtist Levels tab above for included stitch types by level.
- Incline (Stitch Angle) Controls
- True Bezier Shape Input
- A/B and Left/Right Satin Column Inputs
- Continuous Design Visualizer for borders and bands
- Sequence Mode for single click sequencing
- Motif stitch ‘scale on line’ decorative scaling
- Fill Stitch Embossing
- Three styles: Echo outline inward, Echo interior clipped, Echo outline outward
- Offset and gradient control
Import Vector Art
Added to our our professional Bezier and Spline Point drawing tools is the ability to import .SVG vector art and even some cutting file formats (.FCM and .studio) for use as embroidery objects. Now you can start with existing vector art, modify your shapes for embroidery, and add stitch information.
Create Dimensional 3D Foam Embroidery with Ease
Included in StitchArtist level 2 is our automatic 3D Foam column underlay type, which automates the process of converting any suitable satin-stitch elements into 3D Foam embroidery with the click of a button! Add capping, connections, and set your density without the hassle of manually digitizing elements or tweaking settings.
Level 2 Satin Stitch Properties:
Creates a cut fringe that holds firmly without topstitching
Two styles: constant density or fixed line count
- 3 and 5 Pass Whip
Creates multiple passes over every other stitch on a satin stitch pass to create a homespun thick-thread/floss look with standard threads.
StitchArtist level 2 Includes all StitchArtist Level 1 tools, such as:
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)
With additional controls for in-pattern Stitch Length, Edge Pad (margin without stitch penetrations from the edge of the satin column), and turning off the pattern or selecting mid-column anchor stitches on the Reverse stitch.
- 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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