Embird Embroidery Software
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Thread Catalogs

1 - Run "Embird", it will start in "Manager" mode.

2 - Use "Drive", "Folder" and "Files" boxes located on the Right Panel at the right side of the screen and choose the folder with embroidery designs, e.g. "C:\EMBIRD32\FILES" folder in this example. In case you are using Embird 2006 or later, you will find some free designs in "C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32\FILES" folder.

3 - Click the left mouse button on file name of the design which you want to display (arrow 1 in Picture No. 1). After selecting your design, click the left mouse button on the "View File" button (arrow 2 in Picture No. 1). Design will be displayed on the middle panel. Below this area there is a bar which contains boxes with design colors.

4 - Move mouse pointer to the box containing the color which you want to change and click the right mouse button (arrow 3 in Picture No. 1).

Picture No. 1

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5 - Select "Choose Color from Catalog" command from the popup menu which appears on the screen (Picture No. 2).

Picture No. 2

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6 - You can choose the new color in the thread catalog which appears on the screen. In this example, we have chosen the thread no. 1171 from "Madeira Rayon" catalog (Picture No. 3). Click "OK" button to confirm the color selection.

Picture No. 3

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7 - After choosing the new color, click "Apply Color Changes" button which appears below color boxes (Picture No. 4). The design will be displayed with the new color.

Picture No. 4

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8 - Now you should see the difference between the design displayed with previous color and the new color. Compare pictures 1 and 5, the green color of tiger's eyes has been changed to the yellow one.

9 - Repeat the steps 4 to 7 if you want to change other design colors or the color of the background. 10 - The color changes are not permanent unless you save the new color palette. If you want to discard the color changes and restore previous colors, click "Restore Color Palette" button (arrow 2 in Picture No. 5). 11 - Click "Save Color Palette" button if you want to save the new color palette (arrow 1 in Picture no. 5).

Picture No. 5

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Searching for Color in Thread Catalogs

12 - Move mouse pointer to the box containing the color which you want to change and click the right mouse button. 13 - Select "Find Color in Catalog" command from the popup menu which appears on the screen (Picture No. 6).

Picture No. 6

Embird Tutorial - Thread Catalogs

14 -The dialog box will appear on the screen, containing the results of the search. Click "Cancel" button to close this box, or choose the new color and click "Choose selected color" button (Picture No. 7).

Picture No. 7

Embird Tutorial - Thread Catalogs

15 - After choosing the new color, click "Apply Color Changes" button which appears below color boxes (Picture No. 8). The design will be displayed with the new color.

Picture No. 8

Embird Tutorial - Thread Catalogs

16 - Now you should see the difference between the design displayed with previous color and the new color. Compare pictures 1 and 9, the green color of tiger's eyes has been changed to the yellow one.

17 - Repeat steps 12 to 15 if you want to change other design colors or the color of the background. 18 - The color changes are not permanent unless you save the new color palette. If you want to discard the color changes and restore previous colors, click "Restore Color Palette" button (arrow 2 in Picture No. 9). 19 - Click "Save Color Palette" button if you want to save the new color palette (arrow 1 in Picture No. 9).

Picture No. 9

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