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Table of ContentsIntroduction . 3ExercisesAuto-Digitize . 6Instant Auto-Digitize . . . 8Magic Wand . 9Magic Wand with Block Digitizing . . 11Magic Wand Fill Without Holes . 12Magic Wand Centerline . 13Color PhotoStitch . 14PhotoSnap . 16Convert Artwork to Embroidery . 18 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding2

Introduction There are several methods in Software 8 to automatically convert pictures to stitches. All methods begin with a bitmap or vector image that is converted into stitches. Auto-Digitize, Magic Wand, PhotoSnap, and Color PhotoStitch all work with bitmap images,those images that have pixels (small squares) of colors. Convert Artwork to Embroidery is found in Artwork Canvas and usually begins with a vector image, an image that is mathematically drawn; but the process can also be used on bitmaps. The success of automatic digitizing is dependent on the clarity of the bitmap that is used inthe process. Some bitmaps may need to be opened in Corel PHOTO-PAINT to clean up theartwork before processing. This is done by selecting the bitmap and clicking on Edit Artworkin Artwork Canvas.Methods of Automatic Conversion:Auto-Digitize will convert the entire picture to stitches, which can then be edited. The stitching sequence is determined by the software. Outlines and borderscan be added to the picture in the process of automatic digitizing. Black and whitepictures or colored images with or without outlines can be processed in AutoDigitize. The image must be processed before it is converted to stitches.Instant Auto-Digitize turns an image into stitches even if it hasn’t been preprocessed. This method is best done on simple images.The Magic Wand converts one part of the picture at a time to stitches. Images areprocessed first as with Auto-Digitize; but stitch types and properties can be preselected or they can be edited later. Color is determined by the color of the bitmap.You determine the order of stitching by the order you select the objects for converting to stitches.Magic Wand with Block Digitizing is used to convert narrow column artworkshapes to a satin stitch with multiple angles. Images must be processed first beforeapplying this technique.Magic Wand Fill Without Holes is used to convert artwork to step fill, but anyobjects within the shapes are ignored so that only the outside borders of the objects are used to fill with stitches. Images must be processed first before applyingthis technique. 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding3

Introduction ContinuedMagic Wand Centerline creates run stitches in the middle of the selected objects and applies a double run to these objects. These images must also be processed before stitches are added.PhotoSnap converts color or black and white photos and pictures to one color designs and creates a tapestry-effect. You can then edit the design resolutionand the angle of the stitch. The stitches are called Photo Satin and have thick andthin lines based on the contrast of the image.Color PhotoStitch automatically turns photographs and bitmap artwork intomulti-colored embroidery. Sepia or grayscale effects can also be created.Convert Artwork to Embroidery converts vector images and text to stitches.This icon is found in Artwork Canvas. The images are generally converted to 45ºangle step fills just like Auto-Digitize. This icon can also be used to convert bitmapsto stitches. The software determines the order of the stitching. Types of fills, color,and stitch sequence can also be edited after conversion.Other Icons in the Auto-Digitize Toolbox:Insert Artwork appears as an icon in the General toolbar as well as in the Auto Digitize Toolbox. Using either icon will open a dialog box so that a bitmap can be inserted into the design screen.Crop Background opens several options for cropping a bitmap image. By clickingand dragging on the image, you will omit parts of the image, leaving the selectedcropped shape. With the Any Shape Crop tool (first one shown below), you can selectthe area you want by right and left clicking around the image.Adjust opens a dialog box so that an image can be edited. Sepia or Gray scale canbe applied and the image can be adjusted for lightness and contrast.Touch Up Bitmap Artwork opens the image in your chosen program—Paint, CorelPHOTO-PAINT, or Paint Shop Pro (if you have the program on your computer). The program used is selected in Settings Options. Paint is the default program.Matching Method opens a dialog box so you can choose how to match the bitmapcolors to thread chart colors or to palette colors. 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding4

Adding a Library to File ExplorerWindows 8.1 and 10 do not have the Library Folder listed in File Explorer. On page 20of My BERNINA Mastery Part 1, instructions were given to add the Library folder to theInsert Embroidery dialog box. This makes the built-in embroidery files in Software 8available through Libraries for Windows 8.1 & 10.This process doesn’t automatically add the BERNINA 8 picture folder to the library. Tomake the pictures accessible through the library, follow these instructions: Insert Artwork.Navigate to C: Users Public Public Pictures.Right click on the BERNINA 8 Pictures folder.Select Copy or Create Shortcut.Select Libraries Pictures on the left side of the Insert Artwork dialog box.Right click on the right side of the dialog box and select Paste.Now BERNINA 8 Pictures are easily found in the Libraries folder. 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding5

Auto-DigitizeOpen a New File/Blank File Click on the New Blank Design icon or select File New.Click here for video:Lesson 4: Auto-DigitizeNotes:Loading and Processing the Artwork Select Insert Artwork. Navigate to the Artwork Folder (Libraries Pictures BERNINA8 Pictures Artwork) select the Fish.wmf. Select Open. While the picture is selected, click on the Auto-Digitize icon inthe Auto-Digitize Toolbox. In the Bitmap Artwork Preparation dialog box, click on the drop- down arrow to change the number of colors in Reduce Colors to7. Notice that the software changed the pink wavy lines in thefish to lavender.Click Undo in the dialog box to bring back the color.Select the dark purple color chip in the dialog box.Click and hold on Locate. The software will show you where thatcolor is located.Hold the Ctrl key and select the black color chip to add the selection to the dark purple. Select Merge. The purple eyelashesare now black.You now have seven colors, but they are colors you have chosen to keep.Click OK.Auto-Digitize Dialog Box In the Auto Digitize dialog box that opens, click on the dropdown arrow by Fill next to the white color bar and choose Omit.Click OK in the dialog box.Click on the Bitmaps icon to hide the graphic.In the Zoom Toolbar, select To Fit.Deselect the design.Editing Auto Digitized Objects An auto digitized object will be much more interesting, if the de sign is edited.Select T on your keyboard to toggle to Design View.Click on the largest bubble to select it.Right click on the Satin Fill icon.In Object Properties, place a radio dot in front of Satin Special. This stitch places random needle penetrations while maintaining the smoothness of a satin stitch. It is a stitch to use when you want to apply a satin stitch toa large area where long floats could snag. Click OK.Lesson covers: Auto Digitizing colored artwork with outlines Editing Auto Digitized objects Applying Satin Special Changing Pull CompensationA number of different graphic fileformats may be used with and areincluded in BERNINA EmbroiderySoftware 8.With Auto Digitizing, all stitches arethe same step #1 fill with a 45ºstitch angle.Note for Stitch Details:Satin Lines create an even satinstitch while Satin follows the shapeof the object.Tip :Watch the lower left corner ofthe status bar for next steps. 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding6

Select the medium size bubble. Click on the Satin Fill icon.Editing Continued Double click on the front part of the yellow fish body to open Ob ject Properties.Place a radio dot in Step Fill # 2.Click Apply.Select the back part of the yellow fish body.Select the Stitch Angle Tab.Enter 90º in the value tab.Select Apply.Notes:There are 30 different types ofStep Fills in the software. Refer tothe Appendices in the ReferenceManual for pictures of the differenttypes of Step and Fancy Fills.Apply will make the change to astitch and keep the dialog boxopen. OK will make the changeand close the dialog box. Whenyou have several changes tomake, use Apply.Changing Pull Compensation Select Edit Select All. Select the Effects button at the bottom of Object Properties dia-log box. Select the Others Tab. Change the Pull Compensation value to 0.40 mm. Click OK.Always change the Pull Compensation of Auto Digitized objects to0.40 mm.Saving the File Select T on the keyboard to see view the design in Artistic View.Select File Save As and name the design Auto Digitize.Save the file.Close the file. 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding7

Instant Auto-DigitizeGetting Started Click here for video:Lesson 4: Instant Auto-DigitizeNotes:Select New Blank Design.Select Insert Artwork.Navigate to the location of the Artwork folder: Libraries Pictures BERNINA 8 Pictures Artwork.Select Sewing Basket.wmf.Select Open.Auto Digitize the Picture Open the Auto Digitize Toolbox.With the picture selected, select Instant Auto-Digitize from theAuto Digitize Toolbox.Select Bitmaps to hide the bitmap.Editing the Design: Elastic Fancy Fill Deselect; then select the basket base.Right click on the Fancy Fill icon in the Stitch Toolbar tochange the step fill to a fancy fill and to open Object Properties.Select one of the basket handles.Select Effects in the lower left corner of the Object Propertiesbox.Select the Elastic Fancy Fill tab.Place a check mark by Elastic Fancy Fill.Place a dot in front of Single Row, with Scaling.Notice that the preview updates to show how this effect willlook.Select Apply.Repeat these steps for the other side of the handle, but selectOK to close Object Properties.Lesson covers: Instant Auto Digitize Editing Auto Digitized objects Applying Elastic Fancy Fill Changing Pull CompensationYou can click on a picture andinstantly have stitches!Elastic Fancy Fill stitches can beapplied to areas of satin fill. Youhave four types of elastic fills—youcan choose between single andmultiple rows and with scaling orwithout scaling.Editing the Design Continued Double click on the tomato pin cushion. This opens ObjectProperties.Place a dot in front of Step Fill # 28. Notice the realistic previewof the fill stitch.Click Apply.Select the blue area of the ball of yarn that was converted to asatin stitch.Select Step from the drop-down list of Fill Type in Object Properties dialog box.Click OK.Select Ctrl A.Click on Effects. Go to the Others Tab. Change the Pull Compensation to 0.40 mm. Click OK.Select File Save As and name the file Instant Auto Digitize. 2020 BERNINA of America. Permission granted to copy and distribute in original form only. Content may not be altered or used inany other form or under any other branding8

Magic WandOpen a New File/Blank File Click on the New icon or select File New. Right click on Show Hoop. Choose the BERNINA 7 series from the drop-down list. Select BERNINA Large Oval Hoop, 255 x 145 from the HoopClick here for video:Lesson 4: Magic WandNotes:choices. Select Foot #26. Check Show Hoop. Click OK. Select Insert Artwork.Navigate to the BERNINA 8 Picture folder Artwork.Select Cherries.wmf. Click on Open.Hold the Shift key and click on a corner resizing handle and increase the size of the picture to about 120%. Select Zoom To Fit in the Zoom Toolbar.Prepare Outlined Image In the Auto-Digitize Toolbox, select Magic Wand.Click on the picture.Place a radio dot in front of Cartoon Processing.Drag the slider control to the right until part of the picture turnsblack. Use the left arrow key on your keyboard and press until the picture returns to its normal colors. This process sharpens the outlines. Click OK.Lesson covers: Increasing the size of an image Magic Wand Digitizing My Threads Docker Adding outlines with the Magic WandMy Threads Docker Overview Window Click on My Threads Docker. Adding multiple stitch angles Click on Match All in the Thread D