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After reading so many posts I am so confused.......

Goal: To take an image in Photoshop and to embroider it....

I have purchased the Brother 270d and would like to know what else I
need.

Thanks,
Paula


Re: So confused on what to do after purchasing machine to get designs from photoshop to embroidery machine.
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Well Paula,
I don't know that machine, but as far as I know, you cant just
transfer pictures in photoshop and turn them into embroidery designs
that work in machines.  You have to digitize them yourself or have
someone do it for you.  Digitizing is not just pressing a button and
converting to a design.  Its like doing graphics designing with the
added task of adding thread information so your machine knows what to
do with it.  I know it's probably a deception for you.  When I started
working with the Embroidery machine where I work I thought the
digitizing software was going to convert any pictures to embroidery
designs with the push of a button... this is sadly not the case.  So
you also need machine embroidery design software to complete the
task.  After a few days of training and almost 2 years of self-
learning the software I've managed to make a digitizer out of myself.

Just look around on the internet, many people/companies offer
digitizing service, as do I.

Let me know if you need anything.  Email me or check my website.

Hope this has helped you out.

Frank

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Re: So confused on what to do after purchasing machine to get designs from photoshop to embroidery machine.
Pictures have a format that describes the colour and density of every
dot. Embroidery files have a format that describes every colour,
density  and motion/position of the needle. The conversion process is
a talent and the phot contains no sewing information.

I doubt Photoshop will assist you in this endevour. you need
digitization software. You need to load in the photo picure and redraw
the image in stitches over top.

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Paula Batton wrote:
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Take a look at http://www.onlinerummaging.com/rumfiles/digitize.htm to
see if it doesn't help.
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Hi Paula,
It sounds like you have just recently gotten your machine.  I did some
research to get an idea of how your system works.  The designs are in .pes
format, and some designs are built in.

To transfer new designs it looks like you need a gadget for downloading
embroidery designs (it appears to use a special card).  Not sure if this
adapter (Brother PED-Basic) comes with the machine or if you have to
purchase it in addition (kind of spendy $124).   http://tinyurl.com/2j5p6v

To create your own designs, you will need digitizing software.  I found this
Ebay auction that appears to have the software and adapter:
http://tinyurl.com/ytzm2g

Once you have the equipment you need, you will save your Photoshop image as
a .bmp, .jpg, .pcx, .wmf to import into the PE Design software.
http://sewhelp.com/software/ped5.phtml


That gives you kind of an overview of the process.

Coleah
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A Caution
the software offered on Ebay has a connector to the computer that is on a
serial cable.  This connector is required to make the software run.  Today
most computers are made without a serial port connection, so this might be
useless to you.
Jon

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Re: So confused on what to do after purchasing machine to get designs from photoshop to embroidery machine.
I use embird, cost about 129 for basic, then the digitizer 150, and font
engine 145, then the individual fonts at 15 each.  there are a couple of
other "add-ins" but  everything beyond the basic program is optional--it
works for 129.  Since the 270D works only with a card, you will need a
writer box, they cost about 125-175 on ebay.

If you bought the 270D to see if you like doing machine embroidery, OK, but
it will only last 1-2 years depending on usage. Then it will require so much
work that it will not be cost effective to fix it.  If you know you like to
do machine embroidery, buy a better machine (I now have a Janome 9700, that
I bought at a local shop, but through their online outlet for 1600) and skip
the writer box.  My writer box is now pretty useless, since I can write
directly to my compact flash card.

I have been where you are, deja vue all over again, and wish someone had
told me these things before I wasted 700 on stuff of questionable quality or
to run the stuff of questionable quality.

Jon

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Re: So confused on what to do after purchasing machine to get designs from photoshop to embroidery machine.
I appreciate your comments, Jon.
With such a variety of embroidery machines out there, it's difficult to keep
up with all the additional items needed, etc.


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JON,

THANK YOU SO MUCH
I appreciate your clear insight into this...

-Paula


Re: So confused on what to do after purchasing machine to get designs from photoshop to embroidery machine.
you're quite welcome, I spend 2300 on a 1600 item--because no one told me.
Imagine what I could have had for that money, if I hadn't been foolish.  I
wish someone had spoken up!

Jon


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Re: So confused on what to do after purchasing machine to get designs from photoshop to embroidery machine.
I am not in anyway affiliated with these guys--

when i first got my machine i was confused... and these free videos
really helped me out

http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elprojects /

They also have a portion of the site that sells designs, haven't bought
any from them- i do my own.  These videos are really good-- they taught
me the "little things" that made my projects works..


for what its worth... check them out.

TJ

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