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    Can anyone direct me where to find out about a program or directions to convert family portraits to scroll saw patterns. If this is a repeat or regular question, please excuse my inexperience.
    Thanks, Joe

  • #2
    hi joe

    some of the folks here use a program from coyote software.

    search google for meonapumpkin web site


    pete
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    • #3
      One that I have been playing around with a little is Adobe Photoshop Elements. I'm waiting for my new saw to come before I give one of my patterns a test. I know of a couple sawyers that use Coyote and like it. However, I downloaded a free version and messed around with it and decided to stick with Adobe, since I already had it. They probably both have their advantages. The website that Pete just mentioned does have a trial version for you to play with. If you decide to give Adobe a try, PM me and I'll let you know the best way to utilize their filters. Good luck. Portraits is something I want to attempt also.

      Mike
      Mike

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
      www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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      • #4
        The short list of programs people use to convert photos into patterns:
        Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Meonapumpkin, Arcsoft Photo Studio, Procreate Painter Classic and even MS Paint.
        Gary Browning has an excellent book available through Fox Chapel, Scrollsaw Portraits. Gary has a MSN group as well with several links to tutorials and pattern making tips.This group has tutorials for several of the aforementioned programs. Personally, I use Paint Shop Pro, Corel, Photo Studio and Procreate Painter Classic depending on what I'm trying to do with the pattern.
        Kevin
        Scrollsaw Patterns Online
        Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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        • #5
          Hey Kevin how about a graphics pad? Is that in your arsnel as well?
          Bill

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ozarkhillbilly
            Hey Kevin how about a graphics pad? Is that in your arsnel as well?
            Hiya Bill,
            Not yet. Some of the best I know swear by their tablets however, eventually I'll break down and buy one just haven't gotten around to it yet.
            BTW, did you see your ship pattern?
            Kevin
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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            • #7
              My tablet helps me cope with stress

              Hmmm coping and fretting... I wonder if there is a pattern there
              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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              • #8
                Yes I have seen it, it looked very good cut, went and got me a copy also.
                My bad.....sorry for not answering you sooner I had a family emergency about the time you messaged me and several PM's I've failed to respond to.

                By the way Joe, getting back to your question, I have had good results using coyote software. Check out this old thread http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6739
                I also have PSP8 but it has a bit more of a learning curve at least for me, and though I am still working with it, I have yet to produce a cuttable pattern with it. But I'm still trying!!!
                Bill

                DeWalt 788



                aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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