While I was embroidering the designs for my new quilt project, I have seen how much I needed the colour charts for my designs, especially for the large 30cm x 30cm designs where there are quite a lot of colour repeats.
I also needed to include these colour charts with all the other design information with my design sets. That inspired me to create the PDF document for easy reference and because it is so easy to do it with the Artista V8 programme, I decided to share it with you.
I will explain to you how to create a PDF colour chart (Design Worksheet) document in your Artista V8. This can then be inserted in your embroidery files for future reference. You can also print the colour chart if you wish to have a printed copy.
The design I am using here is part of a selection that has been digitised for a quilt project. The project will be available in a few months as a PDF eBook that will be available for purchase on the Secrets of Embroidery website.
- Open your V8 software.
- Open the embroidery design for which you want to create a colour chart.
- Select Design and click on Properties in the dropdown box that opens.
- When the Properties dialog box opens, you will see that you can enter information there.
- Enter any information in the dialog box that you wish to save with the design such as who you bought it from and when or what you digitised it for.
- Click Apply and OK once you have entered all the information you want to keep.
- In the Print Preview page, select Portrait as the orientation.
- Your Print Preview page will now look like this. Note all the information that you have entered under the Design Properties will also reflect in the page.
- All the other info such as colour threads and brand of thread, sequence of embroidery and design information will be there.
- Your Print Preview page will now look like this.
- Note all the information that you have entered under the Design Properties will also reflect in the page. All the other info such as colour threads and brand of thread, sequence of embroidery and design information will be there
- Close the Print Preview page. You will be taken back to the design page.
In the Print Design dialog box that opens, select the printer of your choice.
- NOTE: If you want to print a paper copy, simply select your printer and click print.
- To create the PDF document, select a programme that you can create a PDF document with such as Microsoft Print to PDF.
- Click OK.
- A PDF document will be created.
- Select the folder in which you want to save it.
- Name the PDF document and click Save.
- The PDF document will be created and saved in the selected folder.
ALTERNATE PDF SOFTWARE SUCH AS PDF FACTORY PRO BY FINEPRINT
- Select File/Print.
- Select PDFfactory Pro.
- Select Properties in the dialog box that opens.
- Select the Metrics tab in the next dialog box.
- Change the Resolution to 1200. (this will give you a better quality printout)
- Click OK.
- The PDF document will be created.
- Save the document with all the relevant settings of your choice.
- Save the document in the folder of your choice.
This is what the final document will look like.
I hope this information has helped you in some way to make your embroidery experience more enjoyable!