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Creating Patterns from Dollz
This works best with mini or silent dollz.
Okay, someone asked me, how do you create those fast patterns in less then 10 minutes of dollz.. so since it's a request, I'll explain my methods.
You will need Paint Shop Pro 7, and an appropriate graphic for this tutorial. Something under 100x100 pixels works best. The number of beads across and down will be equal to the number of pixels.
Start by making your grid. For simplicity in bead counts, I make mine with a different colored line every 10 squares. Open a new image 6 pixels by 6 pixels.. tiny isn't it?
Then go to your layer palette, right click, and choose promote to layer.
Use the magic wand tool to select one white square, then go to selections, select similar, then hit the delete key. okay! It doesn't look like much. But there's your graph. If you want to save it so you don't have to make it again, save it in PSP format so it keeps it's transparency. Then you can do 5 minute loom patterns!
Okay, minimise the graph, and open the image you'll be working from.
Hit the shift key and the d key at the same time to duplicate then close
the original image.
Click on the little arrow in the foreground color/style of the palette
menu, right under where it says styles, and choose pattern.
Click on the foreground style again, this time, change your angle to 90, and keep your scale at 100. Flood fill again.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and find it useful!
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