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krissy-poo
« on: April 09, 2013 04:49:50 AM »

Hey there!

I am a cross-stitcher, and I have never made my own patterns on a large scale before, and have never used a program to make them. I got KG Chart, and have a large piece I want to do of Doctor Who (ten) and a Tardis. For those of you that have used KG Chart, did you find the colors that KG suggests are correct? It's a fairly large piece, about 10"x16", and I don't want to end up undoing hours of work because the colors aren't right. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
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Greys Princess
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013 10:40:38 AM »

Eh, in my experience it depends greatly from color to color. What I typically do is let the program make the chart with its pre-assigned colors first, then use a DMC color chart with photographs of the thread to check the work of the program. (You might already know this, but if you right-click on a color in your "Selected" list you can easily change the thread color for all stitches of that color. It may still be time-consuming for projects with lots of colors but it does make it considerably easier than it might have otherwise been to fix colors you feel aren't up to par.)
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013 12:03:24 AM »

Exactly what Greys Princess said. 
Colors can show up sort of funny on monitors and stuff too.  I like to double check with a color chart before buying supplies.  Smiley 

I think KG tends to go a little darker on things like tans and browns in particular.  That stands out in my mind at least.  I'm terrible at using the computer for color selection anyway...   
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013 05:57:42 PM »

My biggest concern is the flesh tones in his face. I don't want to stitch the Doctor looking like he got a bad spray tan Tongue
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