Chapter 3

Follow Design Placements

Follow Design Placements 1

Avoid small areas of negative space

Keep an eye out for small gaps in the design, and fill them in with a background color instead. Any small areas that remain will be automatically filled in as part of the digitization process (see more about digitization below).

Example 1: A simplified design for embroidery

Follow Design Placements 2

Original design

Follow Design Placements 3

Embroidery design

Changes on Embroidery design:

  • Gradients were replaced with clean lines. See the following tip for more information on avoiding gradients.
  • Small areas of negative space were filled in with a background color so that the final embroidery is clear. Larger areas of negative space were left untouched.
  • All colors were adjusted to match our 16 embroidery colors

Avoid backgrounds

Backgrounds will be removed as part of the digitization process unless specifically requested.  

Example 2: Background removal

Follow Design Placements 4

Original design

Follow Design Placements 5

Embroidery design

Changes on Embroidery design:

  • Background image with small details and extra text was removed
  • “est.1985” was enhanced and pulled out of the logo
  • All colors were adjusted to match our 16 embroidery colors

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