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Making text cross stitch clearer
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KySouthPaw message #1
Making text cross stitch clearer
November 15, 2015 at 6:06:10 PM
Is there a special way to make a cross stitch with just words. Not sure what settings to use. I only want one color: black lettering on a white background.  

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Re: Making text cross stitch clearer
November 16, 2015 at 12:27:28 AM  (in response to KySouthPaw message #1)
Welcome!  Smile

At some point, we'll be making fonts available in cross stitch.  For now, the best thing to do is to use a "better" format than jpg, as jpgs have color smudges and non-true colors.  If you start out with black and white in a jpg, 0, 0, 0 and 255, 255, 255, you'll probably get other colors as the smudging becomes part of the pattern.  You're better off using a png or gif format to upload...but be careful that you're not taking a jpg and saving it as a png or gif, because that's only going to put a bad image in a decent format (trust me, that's more trouble than it's worth).

You can also use the "stray pixel cleanup" in option #8, but keep in mind if you do that with a format such as a jpg, there's only so much the program can do with it.

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