Adjusting Text in Embrilliance

Santa Buddies by Sew Inspired by Bonnie

If you liked last week's Santa Buddies Countdown to Christmas project, I'll share some tips on how I adjusted the text.

BX Fonts

One of the benefits of Embrilliance Essentials and other embroidery editing software programs is that you can add beautiful fonts to your embroidery designs. Embrilliance works quite well with BX fonts, meaning fonts that you can type as text from your keyboard rather than importing and placing each individual letter. Sometimes, especially with script and cursive fonts, you need to make spacing adjustments between the letters.

Script fonts are spaced a bit differently in that each font has a connector. Normally, as BX fonts are typed, the letters are spaced automatically. Because of the way these ornamental letters are created, they don't always lineup perfectly.

Adjusting Fonts

Embrilliance has a space adjustment bar that will move each letter of a word block together or apart, all the same distances. Even that may need some work. Doing that, above, shows that some letters are too crowded while others are still too far apart.

Only text in working files (extension .be) can be individually adjusted.

I usually move the text block to a grid line to be sure the letters are level, and move the text block back when each letter is in place.

Each letter can be selected and dragged to connect it to the one beside it. 

When the letter spacing is satisfactory, align the text block with the design and save it as both a stitching (your machine's format) and working file (.be format). 

 

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