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PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery System

PREMIER+™ 2 Software Newsletter - October 2018

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

Today's topic is Color Tone Color Tone , found in PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery, and in the Modify and Sketch modules or apps.
Color Tone has tools for adjusting thread color palette brightness and contrast, and choosing different thread ranges.





PREMIER+™ 2 for Windows and Mac version 12.3 is coming soon.
With this update you can send a design from your mySewnet™ enabled embroidery machine and it will appear on your computer. Make changes using the PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery System and send it back to the machine for sewing.
This feature requires the embroidery machine software to be updated. Both updates will be available later this year.

Also, new videos are waiting at the PREMIER+™ 2 Learning Center!

    Check how you can use the ExpressDesign Wizard to create a multicolor embroidery from a picture.   Windows Mac 




Jazz it Up with Color Tone

Use Color Tone Color Tone to transform the Brightness, Contrast and Gamma in your selected embroidery design.

Brightness lightens or darkens a design’s colors.


  • Brightness is adjusted on a sliding scale.
  • Drag the slider toward the – to select darker threads, or toward the + to select lighter threads.

Click Reset to return to the original values from any adjustments you have made.

Contrast increases or decreases the amount of contrast in the design to add emphasis or make colors stand out more boldly.


  • Dragging the slider toward + increases the contrast, to make the colors more distinct from each other.
  • Dragging the slider toward - decreases the contrast, making the design paler or more washed out.

Gamma adjusts both brightness and contrast at the same time to intensify the darker areas without washing out or over-exposing light or bright areas.


  • The initial Gamma setting is 10.
  • Drag toward 2 to lessen the contrast and lighten the overall design, or toward 40 to increase the contrast but retain the relative value of the lighter colors.

Use Thread Range to quickly convert from one thread range to another.


  • Click the Original Threads menu, browse through the thread databases, and then select a thread type and brand.
  • All the Original Threads will be matched as closely as possible to the new thread range you selected!
  • Thread Range in Color Tone Color Tone is a quick way to change multiple threads in an embroidery design to a new thread range (brand), so you can easily customize further.


Color Tone is present in PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery and PREMIER+™ 2 Modify on Windows and Mac, and in PREMIER+™ 2 Sketch on Windows. Find it in PREMIER+™ 2 EMBROIDERY and PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA or in the PREMIER+™ 2 Design Enhancer add-on for Windows.

The Flowers are from Documents|Premier+2|Samples|Premier+Explorer|Stitch|Flowers (Windows) or Home|Premier+2|Samples|Finder|Stitch|Flowers (Mac).

Winter is from Documents|Premier+2|Samples|Premier+Explorer|Stitch|Landscapes (Windows) or Home|Premier+2|Samples|Finder|Stitch|Landscapes (Mac).




Change the Shades in your Designs

Subtle adjustments to the brightness or contrast in a design can transform its appearance, changing day to night.
Here are some Color Tone variations to inspire you!

Brightness at -2.6:


Brightness at 2.2:


Contrast at -5.5:


Contrast at 5.1:


Gamma at 4.0:


Gamma at 18:


Gamma at 26:


Gamma at 37:


Other designs from the Landscapes in the Samples folder are great for experimenting with different looks using the Color Tone Color Tone feature from PREMIER+™ 2!


Did you know...

... that Thread Cache TC can help you share your custom My Thread Databases with others for special projects? Use Export Threads to Embroidery ETFE to generate an embroidery design with all threads included in the selected thread database. Use Import Threads from Embroidery ITFE to load the threads from your exported My Thread Database design to share with friends or classmates.

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


Join us next month as we discover Frames, Flourishes, Corners and more!