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Class length is approximately 2 hrs and 10 minutes.

Colour Wheel

Begins at 4:00 of the video.  Duration 20 minutes.

Learn about the theory of Colour in this study of the colour wheel.  Trevor created this design from the provided vector artwork as a good design to use in practicing blending colours. ftcu-w02-02-005ftcu-w02-02-006ftcu-w02-02-007ftcu-w02-02-008ftcu-w02-02-009

Wave Fill – Two Colour Blend

Begins at 24:00 of the video.  Duration 18 minutes.

Trevor reviews how to use wave fill and how to adjust the direction of the fluid stitching angles.  Trevor also looks at how to create a two colour blend that combines the gradient density profile with two different colour layers.  Trevor creates a cloud with a two colour wave blend and open density. ftcu-w02-02-010ftcu-w02-02-011ftcu-w02-02-012

Shapes with holes

Begins at 42:30 of the video.  Duration 13 minutes.

Learn how to add a hole to an artwork shape by using the combine tool and then separate then with the break apart tool. If your shape already has stitches you can covert it to artwork and used these tools or you can use the remove overlap tool.  Trevor also shows how to use the add hole tool on embroidery shapes. FTCU-W02-02.013.jpeg

Slice Shapes – Knife Tool

Begins at 55:30 of the video.  Duration 10 minutes.

Learn to use the knife tool to slice artwork into pieces.  The knife is only available for artwork segments not for embroidery segments.  You can always convert your embroidery into artwork to use the slice tool and then re apply the embroidery style you choose for each of the parts.FTCU-W02-02.014.jpeg

Manual Tool Review

Begins at 1:05:30 of the video.  Duration 20 minutes.

Trevor asks a question.  What super cool tool in our toolbox do most people never attempt to use?  It’s the manual tool and Trevor demonstrates how this tool can be very fun and easy to use. It’s liberating to use a tool that has not special effect or settings.  You simply click the mouse for every stitch you want to make. FTCU-W02-02.015.jpeg

Digitize Brian the Beta Fish 

Begins at 1:25:30 of the video.  Duration 45 minutes.

Trevor creates this design of Brian the beta fish from a photo.  See how incredibly simple a design like this is when you combine some wave fill shapes with manual stitching.  Trevor suggests you make your own Beta Fish.ftcu-w02-02-016ftcu-w02-02-017ftcu-w02-02-018ftcu-w02-02-021ftcu-w02-02-022