Webinar – Walking Tour of Stitch Painter

Webinar – Walking Tour of Stitch Painter

Walking Tour of Stitch Painter webinar will walk you through our software. Exploring unfamiliar surroundings is always easier when you have someone who knows the environment and speaks the language fluently. In this webinar let Susan Lazear guide you through the layout, menus, panels and more as you take a walking tour of Stitch Painter. Familiarize yourself with the many creative tools that Stitch Painter provides so that you can make the most out of each visit to Stitch Painter.

 

Have Happy 4th of July! Free Captain America Shield Gridded Design

We at Cochenille Design Studio hope that everyone is enjoying their 4th of July! Please feel free ūüėČ to download the Captain America Shield Cross-Stitch Pattern made using Cochenille Design Studio’s Stitch Painter software with the FCI Plug-in.

.PDF files are at the end of the post. Here is a quick overview of how I made it:

I found the logo using a google image search from http://www.logospike.com/captain-america-logo-284/

Then I opened it up in Preview and copied it into my clipboard

Opened up a new Stitch Painter Document and set my document size as 100 x 100 (file > Set Document Size).

Set my Grid Size to 10 x 10 (Layout > Grid)

Used my Marquee Tool and selected 80×80

Then pasted my image (cmd+v on mac) into Stitch Painter, Clicked and held down on the image until my Full Color Import options showed ( I chose 4 colors)

I then combined a few stray colors and cleaned up my palette.

If you want Color 1 to become Color 2, you will 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.

Then I had the gridded design that I will be using for a Cross-Stitch pattern.

No grid view option:I saved a few .pdf versions and included them below. Have a Happy 4th of July!

Captain America Shield – Color

Captain America Shield Full Size

Captain America Shield-Symbols

Stitch Painter file:

Captain America Shield.stch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking Tour of Stitch Painter

Walking Tour of Stitch Painter

Walking Tour of Stitch Painter

Walking Tour of Stitch Painter is a webinar that will help you navigate through Cochenille’s Stitch Painter software. Exploring unfamiliar surroundings is always easier when you have someone who knows the environment and speaks the language fluently. In this webinar let Susan Lazear guide you through the layout, menus, panels and more as you take a walking tour of Stitch Painter. Familiarize yourself with the many creative tools that Stitch Painter provides so that you can make the most out of each visit to Stitch Painter.

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design will help you learn how to take full advantage of the Full Color Import module of Stitch Painter. 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.

Cochenille Design Studio Stitch Painter is all Uni-d

 

For my heart design project I wanted to make a cross stitch pattern using Stitch Painter. I chose something that makes my heart happy which would be…Unicorns!¬†I found my prized pony in the land of Fantasia.

Then I made a vector using Adobe Illustrator and saved it as a PNG file.¬†I wanted to use an 8″ loom to frame my cross stitch so I made an 8″ x 8″ box and centered and enlarged my image to the size I wanted.

Then I hit Ctrl + C and copied it into my clipboard.

I’m using 16 count Aida cloth so…

8″ x 16″ = 128

8″ x 16″ = 128

On Stitch Painter I set my document size as¬†128 x 128 and used an 8×8 grid.

I have the Full Color Import plug-in so I just selected the entire 128 x 128 grid using my Marquee tool and hit Ctrl + V to paste my PNG into Stitch painter.

I clicked and held the image to use the FCI plugin which resulted with this:

My palette had more colors than I wanted to work with so I started whittling down my colors.

I started combing the different swatches by¬†clicking on colors in the Palette panel, and then pressing the  Ľf ľ key (f for find) on the keyboard to see where they were and then

To see where a color swatch is used in the document, I clicked on the color in the Palette¬†panel and then pressed the  Ľf ľ key which would highlight them.

I combined the colors that were near each other in the document by clicking on the first color, then pressing and holding down the Command Key (Right Mouse button on Win).

I changed a few colors and then used the Clean Up Palette option from the Plug-ins menu.

To see how often I used a color I generated a key from the Plugins menu.

I added a blue major grid line by clicking on a blue color then selecting major grid from the Palette menu.

and now I have my pattern! I can print this off with my stitches and rows numbered on the printout by pressing the Opt key (or Alt key for Windows) when I select the print command in the File menu.

Happy hearts create happy art! Good luck with your own design challenge and be sure to share it with us by emailing us at info@cochenille.com

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