may 2019 graduation cap

Digitizing Practice – Graduation 2019

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice! Do you know any graduates this year? This would make a great gift design!

2019-may-graduation

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

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:

Cap

  • use the Fill stitch tool and trace each of the shapes that make up the cap
  • tip – none of the shapes are connected – so you will not need to use any travel stitches
  • edit the shapes as needed

banner

  • use the Fill stitch tool and trace each of the shapes that make up the banner
  • tip – none of the shapes are connected – so you will not need to use any travel stitches
  • edit the shapes as needed

tassel and stars

  • use the Fill stitch tool and trace each of the shapes that make up the banner
  • tip – none of the shapes are connected – so you will not need to use any travel stitches
  • edit the shapes as needed

text

  • use the text tool and type the words CLASS
  • choose a font that you prefer
  • use the selection tool to move the text for placement
  • repeat these steps for the word FOR
  • repeat these steps for the numbers 2019
  • note – I recommend that you create each text separately – it will be easier to place if you create them separately

Digitizing Steps

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

4 digitizing steps diagram for Floriani FTCU

 

Embroidery Gatherings Members

For those of you who belong to the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club, I will be posting a video inside the membership to show you my version of digitizing this image. The video will be posted in a week or so. I do not post the videos immediately because I want to challenge you to do it yourself first. You can find all of the Digitizing Practice videos on the Watch Me Digitize page HERE.

Need help?

Here are two ways to get the help you need to digitize your own designs.

  1. Have a digitizing question?

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group and ask your questions, anytime.

  1. To receive lots of extra TLC with FTCU digitizing….

You can get one-to-one digitizing help by joining our Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. We can create a personalized “journey” for you to learn to digitize!

Click HERE to find out more information.

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

Share your design!

After you have finished, you are welcome to share your design image with our Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group. We would love to see your creativity!

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