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    I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to make a filler for paintshop, coreldraw, or adobe photoshop that looks like wood. I know there is going to be a difference when you cut it out of wood but just so you get the idea of what a portrait would look like when it is on baltic birch. I was also wondering about doing this for intarsia so you could see what grain direction looks the best. I know I have a few people that would like to see what it would look like before it is cut out of wood. I would rather do this before I cut a special portrait out for someone and then they don't like it, then I have a portrait of someone I don't even know hanging on my wall. I guess i could just tell everyone when they come over that it is our long lost uncle ted.

    Jesse
    http://www.scrollsawwoodart.com

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    If you are using Photoshop you can generate patterns to use as a fill with the paintbucket (or any tool) by using Filter>PatternMaker.

    This is on Photoshop CS - I'm guessing other versions will be similar.

    One easy source of wood backgrounds is just to google for wood + background and you'll find quite a lot of pages with free background tiles for webpages. This is just one example http://www.allfreebackgrounds.com/ba...oods.htm~tiles

    Just save the tile, load it into photoshop, generate the pattern, save it and you have a "wood fill".

    Hope this makes sense...
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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    • #3
      Or ... find a pic of your favorite piece of wood then select and paste your pattern over the image. If you then delete all the white in your pattern it's a simulated cutting because the black will remain. I hope that makes sense. LOL

      Andy
      Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll be headed for a star! www.80artdesigns.com

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      • #4
        Hey Jesse, feel free to use the one I use which is here http://www.kerrysworld.com/images/birch.jpg
        Check me out on the web:
        http://www.kerrysworld.com

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        • #5
          Thanks all, I was just thinking it would be nice to see some grain on the pattern prior to cutting.

          Jesse
          http://www.scrollsawwoodart.com

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