I have PE-Design Plus and have scanned a logo for my organization and wanted to embroider the logo on an item I am making. I used the photo section and the logo comes out awful. I wanted to have it come out in a zigzag stich and instead it is more of a mess of stiches. What would you suggest? Is this the wrong software to use? I got the software with my brother machine and am now researching if this was the best program for me.
Hi there – I don’t have PE Design Plus but I have used all the PEDS programs up to and including PE Design Version 8.
PEDS Plus is a lighter version of PE Design Next. Unfortunately for you if you wish to create logos and such you will need to upgrade to PE Design Next as it has full digitizing capabilities. As far as I can see PE Design Plus is very limited in what it can do and it’s major attraction is the Photostitch option but as you’ve found Photostitch only creates scribble type designs where the stitches are all over the show. If you wish to create satin stitches then you’ll need to upgrade to the PEDS Next. Alternatively you could look at another digitizing program such as Embird which I highly recommend.
However you should do a costing first as it may not cost a lot to upgrade to PEDS Next. I am not sure what arrangement Brother have re upgrading the software type. But if it’s more than $300 I would advise you to seriously consider Embird as not only does it have a great editing module but it also had a wonderful digitizing module. Secrets of Embroidery have all the prices for Embird on their web-site. You would need Embird Basic and Digitizing Tools ( Embird Studio) in order to
do what you wish to do.