View Full Version : How do I do stitches/stitching?
07-03-2006, 05:44 AM
...if I have PSE3 and no tablet? I'm wondering if there's a brush or something like that?
(Have I just betrayed my ignorance of such things? Anyway, I don't care if it's messy stitching - that's how I sew anyway - but I'd like to stitch some things that may not the kind of shape you can find in a stitching package.)
07-03-2006, 06:09 AM
I use these: Jen Wilson Stitching 101 (http://scrapbookbytes.com/store/product.php?productid=16659&cat=0&page=33)
They include both abr and png files. I straight stitch brush would be super easy to make.
07-03-2006, 09:35 AM
Bwahaha! Guess what? I bought those during her sale last week, but hadn't unzipped them yet. I guess I'll be doing that tonight! Thanks!
(PS In my defense, I bought A LOT of stuff, and it is just so time-consuming to d/l and unzip. I'm sure you all know what I mean! :D)
07-07-2006, 12:06 PM
I do my stitches in psp, so I hope you have that ! haha
I use my pen tool and pick a width. It varies depending on the kit I'm making. 12 is a good number :) Then you make a short dash. I crop it and zoom in at 100%. I get a round brush the same color as the stitch and round the edges. Then I get my warp brush. I squeeze the ends so that they're smaller than the width in the middle of the stitch. If you want a straight stitch you can just texture it, bevel and then I prefer texturizing it again. If you want it to be wiggly, or curvy you can use the noise option on the warp brush.
Once you're finished with all that you place it on a, I don't know.. 1x12 inche canvas. You zoom in and pick your brush tool again. I usually use black or something slightly lighter. Then you pick a hardness of about 25 and you place the dots under the stitch at the ends. You duplicate the later and connect the pieces and you keep doing that until you're done.
Make sense? I hope so!
07-07-2006, 01:02 PM
After reading all that no wonder I think its easier to buy them.. Wow...
Makes me glad there are designers doing the hard part for us..
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