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Yarn / Crochet Styles Plugin

Postby aixspecial » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:31 pm

Does anyone know of a plugin that simulates yarn in Photoshop? Example: If I draw a line, it will look like a string of yarn.

I would greatly appreciate any info.

Thanks.
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Postby plugsnpixels » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:02 am

Not offhand, but that's a very cool idea! I think you might need to look into various illustration apps.

Microsoft is still offering FREE versions of the Expression illustration application it bought from Creature House of Hong Kong back in 2003. You can install all sorts of brushes for it, some of which may fit your needs.

You draw with vector lines but the results look textured.

Other than this, you might look into PSP or Painter tubes (?).
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Postby karenstimson » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:40 am

This isn't a plug-in, and I don't know how to do BB Code, sorry, but here is the link to my Yarn Stitching Action which creates textured yarn in any color and lets you "stitch" it along any path or freehand:
http://www.woolsweaterstreet.com/scrapbooking/actions.html

I am also working on a freehand drawing action for continuous yarn. Here is a preview:
http://www.woolsweaterstreet.com/scrapbooking/ks_yarndrawingaction.jpg[/url]

I make my actions for the digital scrapbooking market but they will work for any digital artist, they work at 300 ppi.

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Postby Daisy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:02 am

Dear Karen,

I love your actions, brushes, etc. I do not have Photoshop. Are they compatible with Paint Shop Pro X2? Please, please, say yes.

You do not actually list your email address on your website and Outlook is not working on my machine.

Thanks,

Lynda :P
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Re: Actions, Brushes, etc.

Postby karenstimson » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:50 pm

Daisy wrote:Dear Karen,

I love your actions, brushes, etc. I do not have Photoshop. Are they compatible with Paint Shop Pro X2? Please, please, say yes.

You do not actually list your email address on your website and Outlook is not working on my machine.

Thanks,

Lynda :P


Hi Lynda,

My actions can only be used in Photoshop, versions CS-CS4. Photoshop actions and PSP Scripts are not interchangeable, unfortunately! My brushes can be converted to PSP, or I can make you PSP versions of them, but the brushes I use in my actions depend on steps in the actions and Photoshop layer styles to create the effects shown. I do have a small section for PSP on my website, did you see it? I have 2 sets of brushes for PSP that are versions of my Photoshop brushes. I'd like to do PSP versions of some of my actions but don't know PSP well enough yet. You can email me at karenstimson@yahoo.com.

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Postby Daisy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:57 am

Dear Karen,

Thanks for your very quick response. I am really disapointed. :(
I will have to look into the purchase of Photoshop CS - CS4.

If you ever do more work in Paint Shop Pro X2 please let me know.

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Postby Daisy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:45 am

Dear Karen,

Well, CS - CS4 is really beyond my budget. Do actions work in Photoshop Elements?

Thanks, Lynda :P
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Postby Daisy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:41 am

Hi, Karen

Another question, please. There is a free program called "GIMP" that is supposed to be Photoshop compatible. Will your actions, etc., work on that program?

Thanks,

Lynda :P
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Postby HaraldHeim » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:40 pm

Yes, actions can be used in Photoshop Elements, but as Elements does not offer all Photoshop features, some action operations may not work. See here for instructions: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselem ... ctions.htm
Better get a trial version of Elements and try it before you purchase it.

GIMP does not support actions.
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Postby Daisy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:02 pm

Dear Harry,

Thanks a lot for your reply.

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Postby karenstimson » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:14 am

Sorry I didn't respond sooner, just getting used to this forum! My Photoshop actions won't work "out of the box" in PSE but I am working on converting some of them. If you'd like me to let you know when I have my first actions for Elements ready, would you PM me at karenstimson@yahoo.com? TY!

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Postby samlauncher » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:19 pm

Appreciated info, its good to know..
Last edited by samlauncher on Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby karenstimson » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:28 pm

Just FYI to anyone who might be interested, I have a section in my online store for PSE actions. You can find it at:
http://woolsweaterstreet.com/boutique/i ... rbigstlli7

My actions for Elements will work in version 5-9.
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Re: Yarn / Crochet Styles Plugin

Postby photoshopper » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:50 am

There are a few different ways to simulate yarn, but the stitching that you have displayed Karen is probably the best way to go about it. I prefer to work in illustrator when I run into any issues regarding yarn or string, but this is just proof that everybody works in their own way. Productive thread.
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