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Embroidery Software Essentials

with Cynthia Hogan
Embroidery Software Essentials
Take the stress out of machine embroidery software as you learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about creating, customizing and organizing designs!

Easily expand your software skills and your design library as expert software instructor Cindy Hogan shows you how to get the most out of Brother PE-Design® Next and Babylock Palette software. Learn to import and transfer designs, use an underlay and modify, combine and align lettering and monograms for polished, personalized results. Explore built-in shape tools to create beautiful decorative elements like a lovely medallion — no drawing required! Dive into personalizing designs with Cindy’s tips for changing colors, adding text and even isolating and resizing elements so they fit in your hoop. Organize files fast with Design Database and start creating beautiful designs with confidence today!

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Lesson 1. Software Overview

  • Meet your instructor, embroidery software expert Cindy Hogan. Cindy walks you through everything you need to get started using Brother PE-Design Next software, including importing and adding text to your designs.


Lesson 2. Playing With Text


Lesson 3. Using Shape Tools


Lesson 4. Monograms


Lesson 5. Editing Designs


Lesson 6. The Arrange Tab


Lesson 7. Design Database Refresher

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