A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when you are trying to convince a client to spend money. Taking a client’s logo and putting it on a promotional product is very effective. So much so, that most promotional products companies offer “virtuals” as a selling tool. Some companies charge, some have a long turn over. What to do if you need something quick for a meeting?? Try a classic embroidered effect created in DRAWings Embroidery Effect by DRAWstitch Technology. It’s a FREE download!
|DRAWings has just a few options, but the results are impressive.
The Import file format can be AI, EPS, JPG, PNG and even GIFs. Note — AI and EPS files will need to be downsampled to Illustrator 8.
The Export file can be PNG to support transparency. (Make sure “Include fabric” is unchecked.)
The DPI setting will determine the size of the output file. Setting it to 600 will generate a large file perfect for Photoshop.
The Fabric Type will determine the intensity of the embroidery. A Heavy setting ensures a good effect for Photoshop.
Once you have the embroidered logo, simply import it into Photoshop and use the Warp tool to manipulate the image to the product. See the screen capture below where I take my Photoframd logo and warp it to fit the royal blue cap.
The end result is very effective…and persuasive! Your client will be very impressed with the virtual and with you for presenting it!
NOTE: This software is Window only! Mac users would need to run this program in emulation mode.