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Trying to add to an existing project
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SunnyKR2010 message #1
Trying to add to an existing project
January 31, 2020 at 12:58:47 AM
Hello,   I am Sunny and I am new here so I am not sure how this works.  I started a graphgan and it has some available space at the bottom of the project to make it longer and I wanted to add a word at the bottom but I have never put any pics or words on a graph on my own, so I was wondering if anyone could help me add row to the bottom of a project I have already started and get the right pixel etc for the project.  Thank you.

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Trying to add to an existing project
January 31, 2020 at 4:59:40 AM  (in response to SunnyKR2010 message #1)
Welcome! Smile
My best suggestion is to find a font that will be clear when pixellized into the number of stitches across for your afghan. If you make the name with that font, it should be created as the number of pixels = the number of stitches. Meaning, if you have a width of 100 stitches in your afghan, the image of that font should be set at a width of 100 pixels. So if you're creating an image of 100 pixels wide, you can simply use a font size that fits into the 100 pixels, if that makes any sense. Smile And then, as previously mentioned, make sure it's a font that turns out clear enough to read and looks the way you want it to look.
If you don't have a graphics program to do this and you're on a PC, there are at least two (and probably more) free programs that are very powerful and will allow you to create such images. These two programs have been around for a very, very long time, so they're quite reliable and are well known.
One, called Gimp, is available here:
The other is called and is available here:
Both programs are fully supported through user communities. (I'm sorry to say I have no information on how to use them, as I only occasionally use these myself, but only because I mainly use an ancient, ancient program from, no kidding, 1998. Embarassed Yes, it's 22 years old! But it does what I need and I know it well.)
Hope that helps! Smile

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