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« on: May 29, 2009 09:11:17 AM »

Hello there all you crafters,
I am hopeful that one of you may have the answer to my quandry or, at least, the ability to point me in the right direction.
I want to figure out how it is that people go from a drawing that they have done to a pdf file of a line drawing that can be printed out?
I would like to take some drawings that I have done and put them online. But, I know that there is a huge difference between a pencil drawing and the clean line drawings that I see available online.
How do I do it? Help, please?
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009 09:59:35 AM »

There are a couple people you can pm and ask about it. I'm thinking, Flossbox, Sewitsforyou, badbird. I know they do their own embroidery patterns. Also check out flickr embroidery group and www.feelingstitchy.com-they may have a tutorial.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009 07:18:13 AM »

Thanks, I have been wondering the same thing. Scanning in the art just doesn't cut it. And I am not good enough with a mouse to draw it on the computer.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009 05:25:48 AM »

Hi, I create designs with vector lines.  I use Illustrator, but there are free programs, Inkscape being one of them.  Generating pdf's is simple.  There are free programs that allow you to print them like cutepdf.  I don't have any tips on how to make nice jpgs from scanned images, maybe if you used a strong black line then used a image manipulation program to clean it up.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009 02:30:55 PM »

Hi, I make and sell pdf  embroidery patterns. I'm make my drawings in pencil and trace them with a thin black marker. Then I scan them and remove any stains etc and add text in a free program called GIMP after that I use something called PDF creator to make a the PDF. Hope this helps. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009 03:06:45 PM »

great info polkadotbunny! thanks
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009 05:51:43 PM »

Thanks polkadotbunny, that's what I was looking for, I guess.
I appreciate the other responses as well. I just don't think I'm likely to master any vector imaging program enough to be able to draw in it. Thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009 01:14:01 AM »

You're welcome. Hope it helps. I was struggling with the same problem when I wanted to make these. I'm also not that skilled drawing on the computer. The way I do it now gives pretty neat results. Good luck to you!
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