Next is my attempt with BeadPlan. I did play with the pallette a bit, before mapping into beads, but the pattern is untouched from the map into bead function. If this were a pattern I was making for myself, the next step would be to manually add beads in places that I wanted to change.
Last, but not least, is Mary (Aunt Molly), our trained graphic artist (she teaches graphic arts), on Ed Hand's Beader. Mary says of these patterns: "Here are the sparrows I attempted. Both are 2 drop
peyote, 36 beads wide by 60 rows, charted for delicas.
Sparow5.gif (the one on the left) was cropped, reduced to 16 colors, then remapped to 5
colors, imported into Beader and automatically converted. No
retouch. Except I might have whitened the eye in Paint Shop Pro
first. Then I exported the chart as a .bmp file, and remapped the
colors again in PSP to give them a bit more contrast. It still uses
5 colors (4 bead colors)
Sparo8.gif (right) was also cropped, reduced to 16 colors, and imported
Then, instead of doing the auto convert, I drew over
the image, which took about an hour. It could still use more work
to clarify certain parts. I like the rhythm of the feathers a lot
better. The autoconvert would probably require nearly as much time,
which this particular image, unless I used a huge, detailed chart.
Anyway, I exported the chart as a .bmp file, and remapped the
colors again in PSP for clarity and contrast, reducing them to 8
colors (7 bead colors)
I think people think graphing software is gonna be a piece of cake,
which it's not!"
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