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    While I am still relatively new to scrolling I have some ideas that I'd like to turn into scroll works. Trouble is I don't know of any software available to convert a drawing into a pattern...so I thought I'd ask you all.
    What software are you using to design your own patterns?

    Thanks,
    Terry B.

  • #2
    Terry Here are some free programs I frequently use
    .http://www.irfanview.com/
    http://download.cnet.com/Photo-To-Sketch-Standard/3000-2192_4-10547780.html

    http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/ http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_pen.php?gclid=CMDN5sT37aQCFeFM5QodvBbU2A
    Also google
    photofiltre - Google Search
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    • #3
      Hey oily, your links are saying "object not found" Error 404!
      Don

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      • #4
        Try clicking on the www.irfanview.com/
        right below the Error 404. It worked for me.
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        • #5
          http://www.download.com/Photo-to-Sketch/3640-2192_4-10609080.html?v=1
          Try this one. I was just at the site and copied this link.

          OR this
          http://www.thinkersoftware.com/photo...tch/index2.htm
          Last edited by pmac53; 09-26-2011, 06:34 AM.

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          • #6
            If you're willing to spend money on a program, you might be interested in Coyote stencil.
            It does auto-tracing instead of sketches.

            I use a program that is a free download called Inkscape. There is a very good tutorial on its use in the Stickies in the Intarsia, Segmentation and Inlay forum on this site.

            Jan

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            • #7
              Also there is Corel Draw. I believe there is a Student & Teachers edition on Amazon. Steve Good of scollsawworkshop.blogsplot.com has some tutorial videos on youtube.com on how to use the program. Tomake patterns with Corel Draw b
              Bill

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              • #8
                Yes, Corel Draw is a very good program for this. But, it can be difficult to learn how to use it. Steve Good's videos really help you to use it. He does step by stop videos using the actual screen in the video following his every mouse move. But is does cost a bit. If you are careful in what you buy, you can get a lot better deal on Ebay. But, you have to read the information carefully, to make sure you are getting what you want.

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                • #9
                  here is a youtube video to show how to use a free program to make patterns.By Steve at the Scroll saw workshop

                  Scroll Saw portrait pattern video - YouTube

                  Brian

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                  • #10
                    i am looking for a free program that i can use to design scroll saw patterns. i have never done this before and im not good at drawing. my husband wants me to learn how to do this so i can make patterns for him. our own patterns to make more projects or to sell the patterns. can anyone help me with this?

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                    • #11
                      I use Gimp and Inkscape. Both are free and can be downloaded. Little bit of learning curve but then it all clicks together. I have both programs on my computers and also have portable version of each on flash drives that I carry with me.
                      Larry Davis
                      Using wood rescued from the fire pit. My story told with a log.

                      Member Callahan Area Woodworking Group, Clyde, Texas

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                      • #12
                        Also could try Gimp 2 and Paint Net . I find they real great.
                        Paint net is little easier to use and Gimp 2 you can do a lot more .
                        They are free downloads. I hope that helps.

                        Cheers Graham.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JustLarry View Post
                          I use Gimp and Inkscape. Both are free and can be downloaded. Little bit of learning curve but then it all clicks together. I have both programs on my computers and also have portable version of each on flash drives that I carry with me.
                          thank you very much

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                          • #14
                            You are welcome. Did you find the download locations?
                            Larry Davis
                            Using wood rescued from the fire pit. My story told with a log.

                            Member Callahan Area Woodworking Group, Clyde, Texas

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JustLarry View Post
                              You are welcome. Did you find the download locations?
                              yes i did thank you

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