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Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
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OnyxHades message #1
Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
September 17, 2017 at 6:15:02 AM
 
No matter what I do, or select the pattern wizard never uses the colors I choose. Once I've selected my colors, the pattern either uses colors I didn't pick, or leaves out 2 or three colors I've chosen.

How do I get it to use only (and all) the colors I've selected? Any help is greatly appreciated!


 
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Stitchboard Support message #2
Re: Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
September 18, 2017 at 12:08:50 AM  (in response to OnyxHades message #1)
 
Hi.

There are times that the program will not use one or more of the colors you choose if others selected are closer to certain colors in the image.

A simplified example would be if you send it a pattern with only black, white, red, and green, and tell it to use red, green, and blue, it would probably turn the black into blue, white possibly red, green or blue, red would probably be red, and green would probably be green.  If you're working with line art like a logo, it's easier to manually select colors to use.  Photos are more difficult.

Actually I just ran this example and it turned black into green, white into blue, and did match the other colors.  Apparently the green I selected is closer in color and brightness than blue to the black in the image.  And apparently the blue I selected is closest to the white in the image.


Original Image Pattern


As far as introducing a non-selected color, I'm about to make a change to the program that might take care of this.  It sometimes tends to happen when the original image does not have black and/or white.  When it does happen, it usually adds a gray.  I'll post again when I make the update relating to this.

Terry


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OnyxHades message #3
Re: Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
September 19, 2017 at 2:45:10 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Support message #2)
 
Thank you for the help! I love this site, and the pattern wizard is by far the best out there. I was also wondering what I needed to do to get the upgrade people talk about on here?


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
September 19, 2017 at 11:50:54 PM  (in response to OnyxHades message #3)
 
Awww, thanks! Kiss

The upgrade was for what we call the 300 stitches across option; it was a beta test that ended some time ago.

You can still get the upgrade, only now it's a paid upgrade, though we've got very low introductory prices. For the 300 stitches across option our introductory price is $2.99 for one full year.

There are also other options we didn't include in that beta test, as the test gave us enough info. There's a 500 stitches across option that includes the 300 stitches across; the introductory price for the 500 is $4.99, and that's also for a full year. Smile

Here's where you can subscribe and find the info about pricing for all of our Premier features:
https://stitchboard.com/pages/pattern/subscribe.php

BTW, I love your pic! Kiss


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OnyxHades message #5
Re: Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
September 20, 2017 at 4:20:52 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
Thank you! That's an amazing price! I'll definitely be signing up!


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: Choosing DMC Colors for Embroidery
September 21, 2017 at 6:56:03 AM  (in response to OnyxHades message #5)
 
Thank you! Kiss We're trying to keep prices as low as we can so people have options. We know times are tough and we want to do what we can!


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