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Today's topic is Cross Stitcher: Perspective Correction for Quick Cross and Importing Charts.
The PREMIER+™ 2 Learning Center has been enhanced with new videos, PDF tutorial exercises to follow, and links to older relevant tutorials.
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Adjust scanned images and charts with the NEW 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 .
With the new Perspective Correction feature, it’s easy to select and adjust skewed pictures for a geometrically precise shape.
Simply click 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!
Don’t forget the Zoom tools! Adjust with Zoom to Rectangle 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!
And when the image is adjusted to perfection, click 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 , and then uncheck Proportional so you can type in the chart’s grids in Height and Width on the Design Size page.
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!
Sometimes, you want an artistic interpretation, rather than geometric precision. Use Stretch Picture to reshape images for a whole new style!
Adjust Perspective and Stretch Picture to give a butterfly lively wings!
Or use the tools to intensify the storm.
Sometimes, you don’t need perfect geometry! Adjust Perspective and Stretch so you can create another point of view!
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!