Bear Paw Tutorial
This is a very easy tutorial making an embroidery file using Embird Studio.
Right click on the picture below, and save it to your computer. Save it where you can find it.

This will be the picture that we will be using in this lesson.
We are going to take this
and turn it into this, using Embird Studio.
The first thing to do, is open Embird Studio, and in the top left corner click on Edit and then
Preferences at the bottom of the drop-down box. The only thing to do here is set your hoop
size. Use a 4" X 4" or a 10cm X 10cm hoop size. They are both the same sizes. See picture
below.
Next bring in the bear paw picture. Go to the top left corner and click on Image, then Import.
Find where you downloaded the bear paw picture and click on open, then the next window
that opens click on yes. You will now see your bear paw picture.It will be very large. Click
on the Zoom tool located as the 3rd button down on the left tool bar and right click on the
picture until you can see the whole picture. On the Zoom tool,left click to make it larger and
right click to make it smaller.
Now it is time to get started. Click on the fill tool, see above picture. It will be the 6th tool
down. Now make sure you have the Curve tool selected, see picture below, and in the Fill
box select Random 2.
Place your first node at the same place I did in the picture below.
Continue clicking around the claw. Just before you get to the end, right click and click on
close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time. Now right click and click on Finish
object.  
Right click and Generate Stitches.

The first claw is done.
Now comes the easy part.  While the first claw is still selected, go to the top left side and
click on Edit, then Duplicate. You will need to move this copy of the claw over and put it
on top of the second claw.
WE will do the same thing for the 3rd claw. Edit and duplicate and move it to on top of
the 3rd claws position. You will see that the claw is pointing the wrong direction. While
the 3rd claw is still selected, go to the top tool bar and click on Transform, and flip
horizontally. Move the claw to the right place.
Click on edit and duplicate and move the 4th claw. Edit, duplicate and move the 5th claw
to their proper positions.
We will now do the first circle (toe) under the 5th claw. Place your first node at the same
place I did. Continue clicking around the circle. Before you get to the end right click and
click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes at this time. Right click and click on
finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
The first circle or toe is done.
While the first circle is still selected, click on edit and duplicate. Move the copy over to
the next circles position. Click on edit and duplicate. Move the copy over to the next
circles position, click on edit and duplicate. Move the copy over to the next circle,click
on edit and duplicate. Move the copy over to the last position on the left side. Doing it
this way keeps everything in the right sewing order.
Now for the last part. The large pad of the foot.
Place your first node where I did and continue clicking around the circle. Just before
you get to the end right click and click on close edges. You can adjust your nodes at
this time. Right click and click on finish object. Right click and Generate Stitches.
Looks pretty good at this point.
Now, to make the correct size. Click on Ctrl & A at the same time on your key board,
all of your files will now be selected. Right click and click on group 1. You will now
have only one file on your right side.

Click on Transform at the top, them click on Transformation Window.

See the box below.
Click on the 4th button from the left.
You will see 2 sets of numbers. Take the largest one and right or left click on it till you
get it to 3.95. This will be just right for a 4 X 4 hoop. Now click on apply and close.

Generate stitches.

You can make your file any color you want by left clicking on a color in the color box
and dragging that color down to your file.

YOU ARE DONE !!!!!!!!

Save your work.
Click on design and save as.

This will save it as an EOF file. You can always open the EOF file in Studio and
make changes at a late date if need be.

Click on Design.

Compile and put into Editor. Save it in your file type. When it opens in Editor, look it
over. If you are happy with the results, take it into your embroidery machine and
stitch out your finished product.
Give yourself a great big pat on the back. You have just done an embroidery file
from start to the end.

If you like this tutorial, drop me an email and let me know. Any suggestions for
improvement are also appreciated.

Thanks, BIll
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