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Embird Color Palette Question - 10/26/2011 3:00:58 PM   
LisaSewCute


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Hi,
I'm having a ball with the digitizing. I have a dumb question. When I make a design, it generates an Embird Color Palette file, but I don't know how to open it or see it. Can someone tell me how??


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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/26/2011 4:11:27 PM   
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Not sure Lisa, but doesn't it just mean that it prints the colours from the colour chart you have chosen to use. I use King Star threads so I would go to colour palette on the top of the main screen (manager) and then pick the colour chart you want to use. After that all the designs print out with the names of the closest colours in King Star. Have I got the right end of the stick - is that what you meant?

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/26/2011 5:22:51 PM   
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Lisa, are you referring to the EDR file?  I think the icon is a sewing machine and different colour thread spools on it.It's not something you can open up & read or print out. It's the colour file that Embird uses for designs.  Just leave it in the same file as your design. 
If you change thread colours on the Manager screen and click on Save Palette and put in a slightly different file name ( I just add a number in front of the file name.)  Once you've saved it go into the file where you saved the original file and you'll see that you now have 2 EDR files.  One with the original name and one with the new name.  Click on one and then the other and you'll see that you can change back and forth between the two colour palettes. 


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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/26/2011 8:26:55 PM   
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In one of the tutorials I read about transferring designs to my card, it said the corresponding edr file didn't need to be transferred. Is this true? I've never quite understood the edr file either.

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/26/2011 10:25:27 PM   
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I was reading about the edr in the help section of embird today why I don't know. I never knew what they were either and would just delete them in the past. I hope someone explains more about what to do with them and why they exist. I didn't find embird's explanation very helpful.

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 9:06:51 AM   
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No there's no need to transfer them to your card.  They're just there so that Embird can get the colour information for your designs. 


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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 9:35:22 AM   
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Thanks for the info, Sam. I guess what I really want to know is how do I print or see a thread color change chart like I get when I buy a design? Do I have to make it myself? I know I've seen Embird generated ones. I'll see if I can find an example to post. 

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 11:36:55 AM   
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To see a thread list in Editor, put your cursor over one of the thread colour boxes in the right panel, right click and go all the way to the bottom of the pop up menu and click on 'View Thread List'
To print out a thread list select your design on the Manager screen.  In the right panel about midway down there is a line that starts with "Files" and is followed by a bunch of icons.  You have two options.  Hover your cursor over the fifth from the end and you'll get a pop up that tells you to view, print or export colour layers.  Move over to the fourth to the end icon and that one lets you view, print or export a thread list.  View each of them to compare and decide which you want to print out.
It's hard to explain this without actually showing you, so I hope you can follow my instructions and manage to get what you want.


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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 11:59:28 AM   
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Lets see if I can add a photo to show you where the icons are.   A bit big, don't know how to make it any smaller.  Look way over on the right and look for the two red arrows.
If you're watching my post come & go, I'm playing.  I think I've figured out how to get the picture smaller. Well, still too big, but I'll leave it for now.








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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 2:32:10 PM   
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thank you so much, Sam. I'll check this out later when I have time. Your information has been so helpful to me!! I really appreciate it!!

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 5:22:07 PM   
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Great info Sam! I didn't know most of that. Actually color functions in embird I need to work on as I find some of it confusing.

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/27/2011 9:22:27 PM   
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Glad I can offer up some help.  The best thing I can tell you is to just try things.  Hover your cursor over buttons and see what they do.  Try them out. You can always 'undo' but just in case, always save the design first with a different name and play using the copy.  That way, no matter what you do, you've always got the original.


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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/28/2011 5:41:43 PM   
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Thanks for the info. I've had Embird for awhile now, but there's still so much I don't know.

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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/28/2011 6:26:58 PM   
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Sam, I looked at it today and thanks to you, I was able to find the thread chart. I appreciate all your great knowledge! Do you do a lot of digitizing? What kinds of designs do you like to do?

Can I ask you one more thing? I wanted to do an outline of a teddy bear using the "blanket stitch" such as you would use on a wool felt applique. I found the blanket stitch and set it, but when I applied it to the design, it was way too huge (I think I know how to fix that) and the stitches went to the outside instead of the inside. Have you ever tried this??


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RE: Embird Color Palette Question - 10/28/2011 7:16:13 PM   
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Well, Lisa, I really wouldn't say I do a lot of digitizing.  At least, not digitizing that I actually use to stitch out on anything other than test pieces. Just recently I did a peacock feather which I did stitch out onto a computer sleeve for one of my daughters. That took some playing with to compensate for the foam of the sleeve and I rather enjoyed the challenge.   Can't really say that I have a favourite type of design.  If I see a picture or drawing that takes my fancy I'll digitize it just for some practice.  I play around trying different techniques, fills and stitches.  I have trouble drawing stick men so need to depend on other people's artwork.  Although I did do a pretty nice (if I say so myself) heirloom type of design which I did without artwork.
Now for your blanket stitch problem.  The direction that the stitches point depend on which way around the object you place your nodes.  Try making a circle setting your nodes in a clockwise direction and then do another in a counter clockwise direction and see the difference it makes when you generate stitches.
If you've digitized something and the stitches point the wrong way, you've got a couple of options.  First one is to right click and then select edit.  Then up at the top click on NODES then click Reverse Nodes Order.  Generate stitches and the blanket stitch should be pointing the right way. 
Second option is from in the parameters panel.  Up at the top of the panel, just under Width is Mirror Sides with a box beside it.  Put a check mark in the box and generate stitches. 
To get the smaller stitches, you need to play with the width and min/max length values taking them down in value.
Hope I've helped.  Have fun.


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