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    Looking for a program to turn photos into patterns. Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Hi Pat,I'm using microsoft digital imagestarter addition 2006 it's got some really good filters that take the picture and turn it right into a pattern you have to work with it a little to get it right,But it's a great program.You can down load it for free from Microsoft online I can't remember the exact site though.hope it helps .

    Jerry
    Don't worry be scrolling

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    • #3
      Tons of options.

      There is Coyote, which was designed specifically for wood workers, there is GIMP, Inkscape...which will trace your image with multiple scans., Photoshop, Corel.
      I use Serif PaintPlus, or PagePlus, There is also DrawPlus which will trace the image.

      There is Graphic Workshop from Alchemy Mindworks.
      There is Professor Franklin.

      The list is almost endless. Just remember that the software is only a tool and the real portrait is made my modifying the image after is is converted. Not every photo wll work and not every stencil makes a good pattern.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        I would recommend picking up psp and getting kerry_nf tutorial. Andy has put together one also for Adobe photo shop. Not sure if you have any experience with these programs.

        Jesse
        http://www.scrollsawwoodart.com

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        • #5
          Andy's tutorial for Paint Shop Pro is very good and it's free

          http://www.freewebtown.com/80ArtDesigns/page1.html

          Gill
          There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
          (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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            Thanks all.

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