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    I have put together a series of three videos and provided a picture to use along with my video series. Please keep in mind that this is not the only way to make patterns with this program, but just one of the ways. I think that this is the best way to get started without using all the layers. Because I took the picture to be used with the "class", I am giving everyone permission to use the provided picture along with the class. I am also planning on doing some other videos about some of the other soft ware that I have and use for making patterns. So please provide some feed back so I can produce better videos in the future. Keep in mind that this is a "down and dirty" class, not alot of extra stuff, just how to make the pattern. Good luck.

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    Video 1

    Video 2

    Video 3

    Chris
    CHRIS


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    What a nice thing for you to do Chris......Kudos!
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Chris,

      I don't have PhotoShop, but I do have PhotoShop Elements. I tried your tutorial and it works pretty good. Of course Elements doesn't have Image Ready but I got it to the point where the image is pretty close to what you made.

      Thanks a bunch.
      Dan H

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      • #4
        Dan,

        Once your done with your pattern, post it so we can see it. I am glad the tutorial helped out.

        Chris
        CHRIS


        http://www.members.cox.net/messman123/messman.htm

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        • #5
          Chris,

          Here's how your picture came out with Elements. I will have to try some other pictures soon.
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          Dan H

          I would rather be friendly to a stranger than be a stranger to my friends.

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          • #6
            Max,

            Great job. I think I would have added a couple more bridges myself, but from what I can tell your pattern is cuttable. Now I would suggest that you go cut your pattern. I would print 2 copies of the pattern, one to cut and the other to make notes on about how easy or hard particular areas were to cut. That way you can go back to your pattern and make an adjustment and then try cutting again. This is the best way to learn patterning, cause you start learning what you really can and cannot do.
            CHRIS


            http://www.members.cox.net/messman123/messman.htm

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            • #7
              i found your class very informative,but there was a problem with the volume. i turned everything up to the max volume but still had problems hearing it. thanks vm for posting this class. if at all possible can u do something about the volume.

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              • #8
                Chris
                What kind of pad are you using, my hearing isn't the best and I couldn't quite get it .
                Thanks Don B

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                • #9
                  photoshop

                  This is the best tutorial so far, it made me want to try. Did I lose to much detail ????
                  Last edited by Don R Brower; 01-27-2013, 03:06 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Don,

                    I am using a Bamboo pad. Your pattern looks good. The biggest thing you need to watch out for is for floaters. The eye has a floater. You will want to create a bridge in the eye. As far as detail goes, that is up to you as the designer. I suggest that after you fix the eye you go out and cut it and see what the final results are. Make some notes as you cut it and after your done cutting about those things that you would have added, taken away, or changed. Then do it again with the same picture or a different picture. Remember practice is what get's you better, but you are well on your way now.
                    CHRIS


                    http://www.members.cox.net/messman123/messman.htm

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                    • #11
                      Chris
                      I got cocky, I thought I was good at spotting floater. Thats one good lesson,
                      always use Image Ready, thanks for the advice I'll go cut it. again this is the best tutorial for photoshop I've seen , any advice on getting rid of backgrounds on more cluttered photos?
                      Thanks Don

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Don R Brower View Post
                        Chris
                        I got cocky, I thought I was good at spotting floater. Thats one good lesson,
                        always use Image Ready, thanks for the advice I'll go cut it. again this is the best tutorial for photoshop I've seen , any advice on getting rid of backgrounds on more cluttered photos?
                        Thanks Don
                        Unless you are adept with layers and PS in general, I suspect the easiest way to get rid of the backgrounds would be to follow Chris's instructions through to the brush use. Zoom in on the picture, set white as your foreground color and paint out the background from the sketch you have created. Make the brush as large as necessary to take out the bigger areas and then make it small enough to clean up the outline of the desired forms. It should be easy to do as long as you don't have a lot of complex pattern lines that reach into the background. I use a Vertus program called Liquid Mask2 which is incredible for isolating images from backgrounds.

                        Jan
                        Last edited by Jan; 05-29-2009, 09:46 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Don the short answer is to get rid of backgrounds easily, is that it is going to depend on the back ground. With simple back grounds you can use the majic wand tool which will select entire areas that are like the area you clicked on but you need to be careful with it as it might select areas you actually want to keep. Typically I just paint it out like Jan stated.
                          CHRIS


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                          • #14
                            Chris
                            Ignore the last post.
                            Don

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                            • #15
                              Very useful. I use PSE6 but it's not difficult to replicate the steps.
                              Thanks
                              Dan

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