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  • how do you take a pic and make it in to a scroll saw pattern

    want to know how you guys do that.would love to do it my self please tell me how

    thanks rick

  • #2
    I use gimp and inkscape which are free programs to make the patterns from pictures. How I learnt was watching videos on how to do it. You can find them on utube or google it and find them. Search for "How to make scrollsaw patterns" or "scrollsaw pattern tutors". You can also check out some of the other fourms to find them also. I'd post the other fourms but not sure I can. You should be ok with doing the searches and finding them. That's how I found them and the programs I use are free to just search for them. I also use Adobe programs sometimes but it isn't a free one and if I hadn't already had it I wouldn't buy it because the two free ones work great. These are also pretty easy to use. You may want to also search for "how to use gimp and inkscape" also to learn them.
    "Keep Scrolling Along"
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    • #3
      Corel Draw 4x and these programs are what I use most. Photofiltre is almost identical to photo shop only free.


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      • #4
        There is also a free program called photo to sketch That I use
        Paw Paw Ray

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        • #5
          I would go with GIMP and/or Inkscape to start off, both are free. GIMP is a very powerful program when it comes to photo editing as I am sure Inkscape is as well in it's own right, but I only use a couple of it's features. So these 2 programs can serve you well in making patterns. If you only want to use one program I would start with GIMP. There are a number of tutorials out there that you can watch to help you in learning. I made one for photoshop, which can be found on this site. Photoshop and GIMP work very much the same, their tools might be in slightly different locations and might be called something else, but their base line operations are the same. If you know one of them you can use the other without much issue. I have Gimp, Photoshop 7, Photoshop CS5, Gimp, Inkscape and a number of other programs but I always come back to inkscape and GIMP/Photo shop.
          CHRIS


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          • #6
            Rick, This is a very good tutorial.
            http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...ials/17249.htm
            Don R
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            • #7
              Here is the tutorial I put together for Photoshop awhile ago (video based). http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...ials/22400.htm You can watch this and still learn Gimp even though some of the features are different my tutorial will still place you on the right track. I am getting ready to make a tutorial that is Gimp specific, I just don't know when I will have it completed for posting.
              CHRIS


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              • #8
                thanks to every one for the help will check it all out soon that of cool people here

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                • #9
                  One of the best programs around is Coyote Stencil advertised in Scrollsaw Magazine. I do touch up work with Adobe Elements. Coyote has used a couple of my projects in their ads.
                  Last edited by oleglenn; 03-11-2012, 08:52 PM.

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