digitizing practice beach life

FTCU Digitizing Practice Beach Life

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice Beach Life! We still have a few days of summer left to enjoy the beach!

This is a mini lesson to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons,  join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. Click HERE for more info!

beach life digitizing practice

 

Fill out the form at the end of this lesson and the image and a PDF guide will be sent to your email inbox.

Download the image from your email and use your creativity to trace and digitize the image, however you would like.

The PDF guide will include a numbered digitizing plan and suggestions and tips for tracing the image.

Create A Digitizing Plan

Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice Beach Life

Decide which shapes to trace first – look at the image and think of it as layers. Trace the layers in back first. Trace the shapes that should stitch first and leave the details for last.

3 planning steps diagram for floriani FTCU

Digitizing suggestions

The following notes are a few suggestions to help you follow a digitizing plan for this image.

These notes include the order in which I suggest you trace the shapes and the stitch tools that would be the most appropriate for the that shape.

Of course, I encourage you to use your creativity and use whatever stitch and thread colors that you would prefer! That is the benefit of digitizing our own designs. No two will ever be the same!

Digitizing Plan:

Here is a suggested digitizing plan for you to follow:

letters – blue

  • trace each of the blue letter shapes using the Fill Stitch tool
  • edit the shapes and angle lines as needed

letters – White

  • trace each of the white letter shapes using the Fill Stitch tool
  • edit the shapes and angle lines as needed

waves

  • trace each of the waves using the Steil Stitch tool
  • adjust the width and edit as needed

blue outlines

  • trace each of the letter shapes using the steil stitch tool to create a border outline
  • tip: do not use the Outline Tool because of the multiple shapes involved
  • adjust the width of the steil stitch as needed

beach text

  • use the FTCU font tools to choose a font that you prefer
  • TIP: the font in this design is a True Type font and is not included with the pre-digitized FTCU fonts.
  • use the FTCU True Type font tool to choose a font similar to this, if you would like.

umbrella

  • trace each of the umbrella shapes using the Fill Stitch tool
  • edit as needed

sun

  • trace the sun using the Fill Stitch tool
  • edit as needed

Digitizing Steps

Follow these 4 digitizing steps for each shape, as a guide, to get you started.

 

Need more help?

This lesson is a “mini lesson” to show you how to create a digitizing plan and to encourage you to practice FTCU each week.

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club to get more help!

There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize and edit your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. The lessons will also show you how to resize and edit purchased designs as well as explain lots of “how to do” questions.

All of the lessons are self-paced written lessons that have a pdf download and you can watch the videos as many times as you would like.

Click HERE to find more information!

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club and learn to digitize with Floriani FTCU

When you join, your membership is a Lifetime Membership and anytime you have digitizing questions, you can contact me at: paula@embroiderygatherings.com. Your questions are important to me and I will send you an answer ASAP.

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