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    Okay, so I have GIMP, follow the tutorial, and the 1st one went pretty darn good. Next two, not so much.. but they were a less detailed so I thought, okay, it's just my lack of experience... and I got help (which I am not ashamed).. LOL

    Now I am trying this one... which looks to be the best photo (quality wise) ... so, I have no excuse as to why it's not coming out right... UNLESS, someone can tell me even though it appears better quality, it's a tough pattern 'for some reason or another'

    'anyhow... I'd appreciate a pattern, and to know if it was easy, difficult, what program you used etc.... or any other words of wisdom...

    I may not be cut out for making patterns, but not willing to give up yet... I really like this new hobby.. and lots of family members with requests.... any/all help is greatly appreciated...
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    Don't give up yet!! Keep trying you will get it. Here is Mady
    Don R
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    Custom Made Scroll Saw Patterns


    • #3
      Here's another concept of Mady. The hair, especially blonde hair is very difficult to do. ...Ron
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      • #4
        Wow, awesome job, from both of you.
        And the other part is, how fast you did them. I can work on it for 3 evenings straight, and still not have an acceptable pattern... lots to learn here...............

        By looking at your patterns, I think maybe I was trying to take too much out - not leaving enough detail. Partly perhaps, because I am still new to this and the intimidation factor of cutting all that without messing it up.

        But, it was more than just the hair I was messing up... <sigh> I'll keep trying.

        Really big THANK YOU, I will be cutting them both out, since her Parents as well as her Grandparents will both enjoy it. I am glad for your generosity, and this board.



        • #5
          The finished project

          Here is the finished project.
          My pictures seem to bow (widen at top & bottom), but the piece isn't.

          - I am actually ordering me a digital tablet to assist in editing the pictures. I hope it helps.

          Thanks again for the help
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          • #6
            Turned out great


            • #7
              BTredway - Looks great!

              Ron - if you don't mind, what software did you use to convert that picture?
              aka - Bob, USAF Ret.


              • #8
                Bert...the cutting turned out great, thanks for sharing the finished version.

                Bob...Basically, I use Adobe Photoshop and some times Gimp which is very similar to Adobe and is free on thier website. Also I usually send the finished pattern thru Inkscape for better lines and clean up. Hope this helps.



                • #9
                  Ron - I'll experiment some more on my next pattern. Not sure what sending it through inkscape means, but going to get it and see what I can find. Thank you again.



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