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PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery System

PREMIER+™ 2 Software Newsletter - October 2020

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

Today's topic is creating embroideries with the PhotoStitch Wizard and Assistant!




PhotoStitch Techniques

Throughout history, embroidered tapestry has depicted treasured memories, commemorated special people or places, and enriched our lives.

In today's world of high-speed embroidery machines, we have a fabulous option for turning any style of artwork into stitches. The PhotoStitch wizard/assistant in the PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA System transforms images into stitches with multiple style options.

From the PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery module/application in the PREMIER+™ 2 EXTRA or ULTRA system, the PhotoStitch feature offers designs sized to the current hoop, or to a rectangular box you specify within the current design area.

Load PhotoStitch

Once you've selected the targeted design area, the fun begins.
TIP: Embroidery Types pictured below are from the PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA system.

PhotoStitch Win

PhotoStitch Mac

Choose from five types of PhotoStitch in PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA. Each creates a unique look for the embroidery.

Option 1 Color PhotoStitch renders a photo to stitches in full color, in your choice of threads.
Option 2 For vintage or heirloom appeal, try the Sepia PhotoStitch. Images are rendered into soft sepia tones of browns, creams, and ivory tones.
Option 3 For a dramatic appeal, use Monochrome PhotoStitch to design in thread colors of black, white and greys.
Option 4 For a special, tapestry texture, try out Color Tile PhotoStitch Embroidery.
Option 5 Use Linear PhotoStitch Embroidery to design very special and striking primitive looks with simple line and zig-zag stitching.

Handy editing tools help you erase background areas, adjust the image by cropping, set a targeted size, and more.

Check out Inspiration for some creative ideas for using different types of pictures to produce some unique looks with PhotoStitch!

TIP: The PREMIER+™ 2 EXTRA package contains the Linear PhotoStitch feature. Packages below PREMIER+™ 2 EXTRA do not contain the PhotoStitch feature.




PhotoStitch and Artwork

PhotoStitch doesn't just transform photographs of people or animals into stitches. Any style of artwork can be rendered into stitches using the PhotoStitch Wizard/Assistant!

How about turning a cartoon image into textured stitches?

Blue jay designed using Color PhotoStitch. Same image, using Sepia.
Color Photostitch sepia Photostitch

Or Linear PhotoStitch, Angle 10, Enhance Detail, Scan Depth 1, Density 2?


Linear PhotoStitch, set Artistic Effect to Spiral, Angle 0, Shade Range -20, Enhance Detail, Scan Depth 2, Density 2.


And one of my faves, the Maze, shown below with Maze 2.


1CFl003, a Poppy, from Premier+2|Samples|Premier+2Emb|Pics2|Flowers. Shown below, using Color Tile, Hexagon, 2mm, Satin Fill, and Point-to-Point.

Flower 1

Flower 2

The texture and richness of designs using Color Tile has to be seen and touched to truly be experienced!

Don't be afraid, jump right in, and try out some of that artwork you've been collecting! You'll be amazed at all the different looks (and textures, too) you can create with PREMIER+™ 2's PhotoStitch software!

Did you know?

Tip: The Letter tab in Premier+™ 2 Embroidery has 35 Shapes to help you design unique and flexible lettering?


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


Join us next month as we continue to explore new features in PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery!