$12.50 PER MONTH
Gets you access to More than 150 existing Videos, with a Click!
A $12,750 value…PLUS new $100 videos, with their own workbook, each month for the year 0f 2023!
AND… A real person to answer your questions!
Start with our 7 hour Learn to Digitize Class…Take it at your own pace…Finish with the virtual workbook with practice exercises…AND directions on where to find the answers on the video timelines! Then choose from a variety of subjects like Small Letters and Narrow Columns, Blending and Shading, Eliminating Push-Pull, Design Set-Up, Choosing Colors, Editing Stock Monograms, Pathing, and much much more!
Best of All You can stop at any time!
Fine-tune your techniques and fine-tune your designs. Eliminate the frustration of Thread breaks and Nesting, Outlines not lining up, using simple easy to understand “Balboa Secrets”. Then, Schedule a Half Day Private Class at 35% Off, where we will work on one of your Designs and you will Learn techniques to make your digitizing better on all your Designs.
(Use HALFDAYCLASS as your Coupon Code when checking out)
The Ultimate Package for Learning to Edit and Digitize! The new 2023 Digitizing Series covers Digitizing from A to Z! Watch the comprehensive Webinars, take part yourself with an open Mic where your questions are answered when you ask, and solidify what you have seen on screen with the “Homework” provided for that Class. The Class and your Homework are added to your Video Library to review as often as you like. A new way of teaching, you will understand why you do what you do to make your embroidery special. If you understand, there is no need for notes, no need to memorize, only to draw from what you, as an embroiderer have seen. Webinars each month, with Homework for each class that will unlock even more Answers for you, AND a Live exchange will show you that you are not alone!
Our Webinars teach you techniques to make your Corporate Designs look better, run better at lower stitch counts, Techniques that eliminate frustration and make you money!…BALBOA’s SECRETS!
For those of you who are doing realistic designs, and need help in transferring art into stitches, you will find that these same techniques work on your more creative designs as well as your Corporate Logos!
Just look at our Designs on our Site and see what you will be able to do…Easily!
If you cannot attend, all Webinars are recorded and will be added to your Balboa Video Library for your viewing, and after viewing, if there are questions…email or call!
Once you have signed up, If you return to www.learntodigitize.net, then Log-in by going to “My Account” at the top of the Homepage.
Your username is your email address and the password that you selected when purchasing.
When you have logged in to your account, you will see our greeting, and then, on your actual account page, you will see a mustard-colored stripe in the center of the page with Our Products and Services listed, click on “Classes” and you will find that all of our classes will “Populate” the right-hand side of the screen with the newest being on top. These are open and ready for your viewing. Just click on the class you would like to start with!
For the Classes produced this year, we have something new. The Classes have “Workbooks”. These will be attached files at the bottom of the Class when you first Click on that Class. They, for the most, are stitch files that will allow you to stitch out some of the examples you see during the Class itself. Seeing the various techniques during the Class is one thing, stitching out an example allows you to actually see it work!
We have new classes twice a month. We will notify you with a link to register a few days before the Class, the live Webinar is then saved as a recorded video and added to your Video Library. During your monthly membership, you will have access to all videos dating back to our original video on Digitizing from 2006. If you continue with your monthly membership for a year or more, that access will be permanent. If for one reason or another you elect to not continue, you will have access to only the videos created during the months of your membership.
These, and the existing videos at our Site cover Digitizing for the beginner, through the intermediate, and on to the Advanced. So as you progress in your digitizing you will have a library of training videos to choose from, as you need them, without having to worry about time running out.
You may return as often as you like 24/7. The videos may be accessed using a smartphone, an IPad, a Mac, or a PC.
PUT BALBOA ON YOUR 2023 CALENDAR AND JOIN US: $100 per Class, OR Subscribe to the Complete Learning Package and have access to all previous classes during your membership.
January 31st 9:30 AM Pacific Time: New Year New You: Mapping out our Year of Training.
We will review the Class Schedule to see if we have left anything out. Be sure to be there to give us your input. NEW! 2023 Class will have Homework that will give you valuable lessons on the techniques in Each class!
February 7th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: We will take a Design apart looking at the role the running stitch plays
and its construction.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons on the length of the stitch, trims, tie-offs pathing and the placement of your stitches
February 21st 9:30 AM Pacific Time: We will take the same design apart looking at the role the Satin or Column Stitch plays and its construction.
HOMEWORK: Valuable Lessons in the Length of the Stitch, the Density of the stitches, the forming of the Satin or Column Stitch, the role of the Underlay, as well as tie-offs and pathing, puckering and push-pull.
March 7th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Taking the same Design, we will examine the role that the Fill or Tatami stitch plays in the design as well as its construction.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons on the length of the stitch in the Fill, the density of the Fill, and the texture and pattern formed by the needle penetrations, as well as pathing and underlays, and push-pull.
March 21st 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Today we will look at lettering, first setting up stock lettering, then custom lettering.
HOMEWORK: Valuable Lessons on Density, Length of Stitch, Underlay, pathing, trims and tie-offs, as well as forming Tatami Lettering
April 4th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: We will examine Small Lettering and unlock the Secret to clean crisp letters that do not get lost.
HOMEWORK: Learn valuable lessons on density, length of stitch, underlays, pathing through your letters both running stitch letters AND Satin Stitch letters, tie-offs and trims
April 18th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Pathing, a major part of any Design that makes the difference in how the Design looks, as well as your time on the machine.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons on connecting each part of your design to the next, how to avoid extra trims and how to map out your Design.
May 2nd 9:30 AM Pacific Time: “Color selection, the difference it can make.”
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons on choosing your Colors, what pops, what blends and softens, what will appear fresh and what won’t.
AND… “Travelling through your Design using Color”:
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in placing your colors throughout the Design, pathing with color, use of texture and densities and the variation of stitch types as you lay down your colors.
Schedule Change…Please Note
May 30th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: “Blending your Colors”
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons on Blending those Colors on your letters, and for Shading your designs.
AND…”Using your Blends of color to Shade your Design and give it realism and depth.”
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons on placing your colors throughout your Design, using densities to enhance the colors or to soften them.
June 27th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Creating a Design from a stitch out. We’ve all had it happen. The only art for you to use is a stitch-out of the design…AND the reason the customer has come to you is that the stitch-out is not good! We will take the art, clean it up and make it better!
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in cleaning up your art, where to start, densities, stitch length, underlay, color, and push-pull.
AND…” Using Auto Digitizing. What to trash, what to tweak”. Learn to evaluate the auto-stitched design before running it. Learn to delete or trash what does not work, learn to add your own digitizing to save time and learn to add your addition to the path of the design.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in density, length of stitches, push-pull, and pathing.
July 25th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Working with non-native Designs. We will address the fixes needed for each of the stitch types, the Fill, the Column Stitch, and the Running stitch. Look at the angle of the fill, was it changed when the formats were changed?, Look at the Satin Stitch, should it be a Fill? Then the Running stitch. Was it changed to Manual? AND…were your Fills changed to Manual Stitches. We will change those manual stitches back to running stitches for control and scaling.
HOMEWORK: You will have a Non-Native design to work the new “Magic” you have learned! See what your limits are, and what may still need to be trashed to allow for complete control.
AND…”Turning a Bad Design into a Good one”. This is your chance to send in a design that looks good on the screen, but runs badly. We will adjust densities, the length of stitches, address push-pull and pathing and turn the Bad Designs into a Dream.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in densities, length of stitches, push-pull, puckering, and pathing.
August 22nd 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Faces, Small and Large! We will start with the basic face, its shape, and the shapes within that shape. We will build those shapes with blended fills, and then with the use of the column stitch, and the natural shading it produces, build our smaller images.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in shading with your fills and your Satin or Column Stitches.
WITH… Eyes…Small and Large. Even if the eye takes only two or three stitches, the placement of those stitches will dictate the expression. Learn to place those stitches perfectly. Learn to make sure your other stitches do not move those stitches. For Larger, Realistic Designs, Learn to create the eye using all the colors in your face and hair.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in the placement of your stitches, tie-ins and tie-offs as well as trims. Also density, and color as well as pathing.
September 26th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: “Mouths, Small and Large.” We will build the mouth with color, subtle on the human face, and more vivid on the animals. Learn to build your shapes with your darks and light and feather them into the face. Using pathing make it natural.
HOMEWORK: Learn to work with the intensity of colors to build your shapes. Valuable lessons in densities and stitch length and pathing.
WITH…” Noses, Human and Animal.” Here shading is the key. We will look at “Building” the nose using what we have learned about shading. Light comes forward, dark recedes. Then how it fits into the rest of the face.
HOMEWORK: Learn to work with the intensity of colors to build your shapes, see how this works in a nose, and in other objects. Valuable lessons densities and stitch length and pathing.
October 24th 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Textures, Fur and Feathers. Learn to create the textures needed for these and other objects that we find in our designs.
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in creating textures with an emphasis on density, stitch direction, and building shapes.
THEN… We will look at “Appliques! What they can ADD and How many problems they can take away.” Learn to use the applique to add beauty to your Design! Learn to use this technique to add function and Effect. Learn to use “Trapunto”as a tool for texture. (appliqueing an embroidered piece to the background adding running stitches to define the design)
HOMEWORK: Valuable lessons in using automatic applique programs, use of fill rather than Satin Stitches to finish off your applique, use of auto-applique for Athletic Designs, and creating movement before stitching down the material.
November 21st and December 5th, each at 9:30 AM Pacific Time: Our Christmas Cleanup. We all have that Design that we run year after year for a valued customer. One that you say you will edit before using it AGAIN this year. One that gets put off, so you battle through too much density, multiple thread breaks, and a Design that takes way too long to run. We will take 4 designs that are sent in, one could be yours, and we will clean each one up and get it ready for the Rush! Designs are chosen by the number of problems that will be a help to everyone.
HOMEWORK: Take Your Design and do our step-by-step Clean-up, and Enjoy your Holiday.
Be ready to submit your Design, if it is chosen for demonstration, you will have Your work done for you. If not, you will see how to do it yourself with step-by-step easy fixes. This is what one customer had to say: I can’t thank you enough for the improvements made to this design. It sews like butter, and the artistic touches are amazing. It looks like actual rows of shingles on the roof and not just a flat fill. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Learn our Secrets, add them to yours and learn to enjoy Digitizing!
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