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PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery System

PREMIER+™ 2 Software Newsletter - June 2018

Welcome to the PREMIER+™ 2 Newsletter. Check out our breaking information in News, then stick around for some inspiration!

Today's topic is Cross Stitcher: Perspective Correction Perspective Correction for Quick Cross and Importing Charts.




NEW PREMIER+™ 2 Learning Center

The PREMIER+™ 2 Learning Center has been enhanced with new videos, PDF tutorial exercises to follow, and links to older relevant tutorials.

    Create a Phone Case Project-in-the-Hoop in PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery Extra   Windows Mac 

    Draw a cross stitch design with Multiply in PREMIER+™ 2 Cross Stitcher   Windows Mac 

Be sure to view those videos and follow the PDF instructions at our PREMIER+™ 2 Learning Center




Cross Stitcher: Perspective Correction for Quick Cross and Importing Charts

Adjust scanned images and charts with the NEW Perspective Correction Perspective Correction feature, added in the free 12.2 update for the PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery system.

Scanning an image or photographing a picture to use as a background for Cross Stitcher is fast, but can result in skewing of the image rather than a nice, squared shape.

Whether you are loading a skewed image into the Windows Cross Stitch Wizard / Mac Cross Stitch Assistant, or importing as a chart to build your own Cross Stitch design using the chart as a background, you will appreciate the precision and ease of use found with Perspective Correction Perspective Correction.

With the new Perspective Correction Perspective Correction feature, it’s easy to select and adjust skewed pictures for a geometrically precise shape.

Squared Sample

Simply click Perspective Correction Perspective Correction in Rotate and Crop Picture to enable the adjustment handles, then click a red corner on the Select Box to see the change in the Preview window.


Use Stretch Picture to adjust the width-to-height ratio, too!

Ratio Adjust

Don’t forget the Zoom tools! Adjust with Zoom to Rectangle Zoom or Zoom to make sure those corners match exactly, so your chart can be a perfect match to the grid when selecting Load Picture for a New Cross Stitch Design!

Corner Adjust

And when the image is adjusted to perfection, click Save Picture Save_Picture to create a new picture file, so you can use it again without needing correction! Mapping charts to exactly align with the Cross Stitcher grid overlay is super simple when you adjust the picture with Perspective Correction Perspective Correction , and then uncheck Proportional so you can type in the chart’s grids in Height and Width on the Design Size page.


Needles When a scanned picture is adjusted into a perfectly square chart, matching the overlay grid to exactly match the chart picture means easy placement of crosses, resulting in a very high quality (and well-shaped) finished embroidery, no 'handwork' necessary!




Artistic Effects with Perspective

Sometimes, you want an artistic interpretation, rather than geometric precision. Use Stretch Picture Stretch to reshape images for a whole new style!

Perspective Sample 2

Adjust Perspective Perspective Correction and Stretch Picture Stretch to give a butterfly lively wings!

Perspective Sample 3

Or use the tools to intensify the storm.

Perspective Sample 4

Sometimes, you don’t need perfect geometry! Adjust Perspective Perspective Correction and Stretch Stretch so you can create another point of view!

Perspective Sample 5

No matter how you twist the picture, the embroidery will always be something new!
Try out the new tools in Rotate and Crop Picture today! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as we do!

Did you know...

...that picture size can affect the finished design when working with the ExpressDesign Wizard / Assistant? Image size is best at 1500 pixels to 2000 pixels on the longest side.
Larger or smaller images are resized in the Wizard and may become irregular at the edges.

Have a fabulous day, from the software team at PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery!


Join us next month as we discuss how to Export, Send, as well as Send to mySewnet™ and Send to Machine via mySewnet™!