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Melco DesignShop Talk Listings including Date of Presentation, Video Links, and Topics Covered:

 

November 15, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube Coming Soon!

  • How to Move Text Off a Baseline
  • Put Text in a Circle
  • Increase Overlap Within a Fill
  • Where to Place Start and Stop Points
  • Automatic Tie-Off Settings
  • Circle Applique on Store-Bought Patch
  • Group Names with Monograms
  • Digitizing for the Material
  • Alter Left Front Logo for Baseball Caps
  • Custom Point Selection Tool
  • Saving Custom Palettes to Use on Another Computer
  • Deleting Jobs Cache (if needed)

November 8, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Cancel a Job in the Middle of Stitching - Reset Design
  • Group Names Tutorial
  • Expanded Editing Mode
  • Auto Trim Added Automatically
  • Embroidering Tiny Text - Small LetteringNot Micro Fonts
  • Increase the Density of Pre-Digitized Fonts

November 1, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube 

  • Create Shape and Split Down the Middle
  • Select Multiple Points for Vector Cleanup
  • Remove Part of a Design
  • Change back to Hats from Puff (3D)
  • Custom Point Selection (Level-Dependent Feature)
  • How to put Cross Hairs on Cursor
  • Add an Outline to a Letter or Number
  • File Type Preferences besides .OFM (.EMB or .DST)
  • Wrapping Text

October 25, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube Coming Soon!

  • Bring Fonts up as Vector to Digitize for Puff
  • Print to PDF
  • Compensating Fills to Register with Border
  • Re-Sequence Elements for Appliqué
  • Determining and Adding Tie Stitches - Tie-Ins/Tie-Offs
  • Adding Thin Border to a Simple Design or Fill

October 18, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • How to Load a Design to a Machine
  • Grouping Colors Together
  • Combine Sublimation and Embroidery / Mixed Media
  • Tips and Tricks for ActiFeed   
  • Outline Around a 3rd Element (Show Wireframe Lines)
  • How to make Freestanding Lace
  • How to use Edge Fill
  • Laser Alignment
  • Knockdown Stitch for Towels or Fleece
  • Enable Auto-Borders
  • Solving Height Issues with a Font - Alphabet Editor

October 11, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube 

  • Convert Graphics Image to Embroidery - Auto-Digitizing - Color Matching
  • Creating Chain-Stitch Fill - Adding Shape to a Fill
  • Adding Melco Fast Clamps to Hoops List (for older software versions)
  • Eliminating Puckering
  • Getting Started with Digitizing (more info here)
  • Fill Island using Windows Clipboard

October 4, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

September 27, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Speed through a design while stitching - Tools - Settings - Move to Stitch
  •  Change Stitch Direction so that it Curves
  •  Customize Hoop List
  •  Converting EXP to Wireframe
  •  Color Blending / Gradients

September 20, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Small Column Settings
  • How to Add Hoops
  • Column Element - Shift/Enter
  • Adjust Appliqué Border
  • Mimic Hand Embroidery
  • Change Settings using Styles 
  • Color Auto Merge
  • Removing Overlap Shapes / Ungroup Command

September 13, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Merging Objects
  • Subtracting Elements
  • Adding Borders to Shapes
  • Moving a Row of Points
  • Making a Perfect Satin Circle
  • Turning Off Auto Feature on Satin Stitch
  • Adding a Gradient within a Scene
  • Resetting a Design to Same Location - Return to Origin
  • Turning Words into Shapes
  • Graphic to Embroidery Assistant (Auto-Digitizing) 

August 23, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Importing an .AI (Adobe Illustrator) File
  •  Adding an Applique Stop
  •  Turn off Thread Detect in OS - Settings by Color
  •  Eliminate Pucker on Performance Polos
  • Changing Start/Stop Points and Adding Borders
  •  Sewing from Center Out
  •  Cleaning up Jump Stitches from a Purchased Design
  • Changing the Order of Stitching
  •  Locking a Design
  •  Continuous or Multi-Hoop Embroidery 

August 16, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Creating/Saving Default Settings
  • Saving RGB Thread Color Charts
  • Creating Perfect Circle
  • Adding Text to DST or EXP Files
  • Boolean Operations (Adding/Subtracting from Shapes)
  • Using the "Use Fill for stitch lines greater than" Option
  • Modifying Wireframe Lettering
  • Adding Thin Accent Line - Manual Ties - Create Custom Tie Stitches
  • Trapunto Patterns
  • Methods of Rotating Designs
  • Personalization
  • Group Names (Full Video Here)

August 9, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

 

August 2, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Step and Repeat
  • DesignShop Level Differences
  • Converting Graphics to Embroidery
  • Using True-Type Fonts (TTF) and the Character Map
  • Mimicking Merrowing with Satin Stitch
  • Choosing a Style Type for Tie-Ins and Tie-Offs
  • Auto Shapes with Borders
  • Disabling Short Stitches for Tiny Letters

July 26, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube 

  • Moving Multiple Points in a Complex Fill - Using "Custom Point Selection"
  • Setting Default Font - Base Properties
  • Creating and Using Chain Stitch
  • Adding Shapes and Patterns Within a Fill
  • Digitizing Your Own Fonts
  • Cutting Monogram into a Solid Fill Square

 July 19, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Small Lettering Recommendations
  • Adding Comments/Design Notes
  • Pull Compensation

June 28th, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Pull Compensation and Pull Offset for Text
  • Digitizing from Scratch 
  • Creating Circular Array
  • Blending Colors in Text
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