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Bead Graphing in Paint Shop Pro
You can download an evaluation copy of Paint Shop Pro from http://www.jasc.com/ It's a fairly inexpensive program.
Start by downloading some graph paper.
Open up Paint Shop Pro, and open the graph paper, then go to Window/Duplicate, and close the original image so you can use it again later.
This is the magic wand tool, it will select the beads you want to color.
Click on flood bucketthen on the colors, choose the color you want,
Repeat to fill in your design adding each color one at a time.
To save the image, go back to colors and decrease the colors to either
256 colors or 16 colors depending on how many you used, gif patterns are generally clearer then jpgs, less "noise" in them. Then go to file, save as, and in the save window you are given a drop down menu, choose gif from that menu.
I have a few email lists.
Beads In Fashion
A group for people who love beads
Notification list for people who want to know when I post new printables
My crochet group.