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    I noticed that some people are able to use pictures for scroll work patterns... how do they convert the picture into a pattern? i would love to make a pattern out of a picture of my wife and i... can someone help?

  • #2
    Hi Michael and welcome to the family. There is another thread under General Scroll Saw called Portraits using psp9. (Sorry I don't know how to give you redirect). Anyway, check that thread out. It should answer some of your questions.


    Scott
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      This should redirect i think ...

      http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8833
      Ian

      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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      • #4
        I've got a tutorial (6Mbytes) by Andy Deane that I can email you if you like. It does require PaintShop Pro but the concept can be transferred to most graphics programs. This tutorial is not currently available on Andy's website and I'm not sure why.
        Mike

        Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
        Scrollin' since Jun/2006

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MikeDingas
          I've got a tutorial (6Mbytes) by Andy Deane that I can email you if you like. It does require PaintShop Pro but the concept can be transferred to most graphics programs. This tutorial is not currently available on Andy's website and I'm not sure why.
          Is this the one you mean Mike? http://www.freewebtown.com/80ArtDesigns/page1.html

          I bookmarked it when Gill posted it a week or so back - it's a nice clearly written tutorial ..
          Ian

          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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          • #6
            That's a great article! I use PhotoShop instead of PSP but most of the procedures still apply. The part that helped me the most was where he explained how to equate your picture dpi and actual blade sizes to the correct size brush in PSP. I've been using a #3 pen tip size in PhotoShop. I'll try a couple different sizes to see how they compare. I haven't tried any of my new patterns yet but they look good at the resolution and picture size I use.

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            • #7
              Yes, Ian, that's it. Guess I got lazy trying to find it.
              Mike

              Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
              Scrollin' since Jun/2006

              My Gallery

              http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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              • #8
                Coyote Software is another option. Ozarkhilbilly and Canadian Scroller both have experience with it. I have it on my PC at home, but haven't spent much time with it yet!

                IF you are looking for a good photo program, google GIMP...it's an open source version of Photoshop that I've been very impressed with (again, have it on my home PC). The best thing is that it's free!

                Bob
                www.GrobetUSA.com

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