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Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design – Cancelled

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design – Cancelled

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

This webinar has been cancelled and will be hosted again in the future.

Stitch Painter Full Color Import plug-in allows you to take your full colored scanned images and import them into Cochenille’s Stitch Painter software.

Take a photo or clip art and easily transform it into a gridded design perfect for cross stitch, pixel art, mosaics, and more.

Learn how to take full advantage of the Full Color Import module of Stitch Painter. In this webinar you will learn the basic steps of taking a photo or clip art image and bringing it into Stitch Painter. Grid it, pull a color palette, or simply use the color proportions as a guide for good design. Susan will walk you through multiple uses of this great tool. You’ll also learn how to utilize some of the new features of Stitch Painter 3.

For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

Webinars will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter Full Color Import plug-in allows you to take your full colored scanned images and import them into Cochenille’s Stitch Painter software.

Take a photo or clip art and easily transform it into a gridded design perfect for cross stitch, pixel art, mosaics, and more.

Learn how to take full advantage of the Full Color Import module of Stitch Painter. In this webinar you will learn the basic steps of taking a photo or clip art image and bringing it into Stitch Painter. Grid it, pull a color palette, or simply use the color proportions as a guide for good design. Susan will walk you through multiple uses of this great tool. You’ll also learn how to utilize some of the new features of Stitch Painter 3.

We’ve listened to your feedback and will have the webinars available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

Stitch Painter: Symbols, Texture, & Pattern Panels

Stitch Painter: Symbols, Texture, & Pattern Panels

Stitch Painter: Symbols, Texture, & Pattern Panels

In this webinar, you will learn how to work with some of the specialty panels of Stitch Painter. Build your own symbols and use them in design, use the Textures panel to create the illusion of tweed yarns, or multi-colored prints, and explore the new Patterns panel for creative applications. The focus will be on symbol design as it pertains to knitting, crochet, stitchery, and other uses.

For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

***Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinars  will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

Have a Crafty Halloween!

 

Cochenille would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! We hope that you were able to use our software to create some spooktacular projects!

If you would like to share any of your Halloween projects that you made using our software, please feel free to submit them to info@cochenille.com to be featured on our Creative With Cochenille blog!

This Halloween I will be looking forward to sewing up a Harry Potter robe pattern I made using Garment Designer as I await trick-or-treaters!For our digital “treat” please feel free to download the Stitch Painter file or .pdf of Frankenstein’s monster made using the Full Color Import module!

Frankie Stitch Painter File

Frankie PDF

As for “tricks”, here is how I made the Stitch Painter file….

I took the image into photoshop and viewed the file size information so that I would know how to setup my document in Stitch Painter. My image was 9″ x 9″, so I knew when I went into Stitch Painter I could use a 100 x 100 unit sized document and the proportions wouldn’t be skewed since the ratios were the same.

I then changed some of my contrast settings and colorized the image in Photoshop:

Then it was as simple as selecting the image in Photoshop and copying it to my clipboard (Keyboard shortcut on mac: Cmd + C)

I then opened a new 100×100 Unit document in Stitch Painter and made sure my grid size was an even proportion (I chose 9 x 9)

Using the Full Color Import Module, I selected my entire document (100x100units) and pasted the image (Keyboard shortcut on Mac: Cmd + V)

Then I clicked and held over the live selection and chose how many colors I wanted to reduce it to. I tried various selections and reduction algorithms to see which one I liked best. 

The great thing about the Full Color Import module, is that I can clean up my palette to make it easier to start reducing my colors even more.

A useful Stitch Painter trick for reducing colors is to find where a color is used in a document by clicking on it in the Palette panel to select it, and then pressing and holding the ʻfʼ key on the keyboard. The chosen color will flash on the screen as long as the ʻfʼ key is held down(picture below). One can then find colors near the value of the previously flashing palette swatch by using the eyedropper tool.

To combine the two colors click on the first color, then press and hold down the Cmd Key (Mac) or Ctrl key (Windows) while you drag the first color over the second color in the palette. The First color selected will then become the second color.

Stitch Painter also allows the combination of two color selections to create a new averaged color. Simply click on the first color, press and hold down the Cmd + Opt key (Mac) or the Ctrl + Alt (Windows) as you drag the first color over the second color in the palette.

I reduced the colors in my image to a more manageable amount of colors. If I didn’t like how a combination turned out, I just undid my previous action and tried a new color combination (Cmd + Z on Mac or Edit > Undo)

Thank you for Trick or Treating with us today! We look forward to seeing your Halloween projects!

 

 

 

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design webinar will teach you how to take full advantage of the Full Color Import module of Stitch Painter. In this webinar you will learn the basic steps of taking a photo or clip art image and bringing it into Stitch Painter. Grid it, pull a color palette, or simply use the color proportions as a guide for good design. Susan will walk you through multiple uses of this great tool. You’ll also learn how to utilize some of the new features of Stitch Painter 3.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

*This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

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