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Faces are too pixely. Newbie. Help!
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Floppypenguin21 message #1
Faces are too pixely. Newbie. Help!
March 3, 2024 at 11:13:05 PM
 
I'm trying to make a pattern out of one of my wedding photos but it keeps making our faces too pixely and not fully formed enough to even look like faces. I'm not complaining, this is an amazing site and has opened up so many doors for me. I just want to be able to use it to the best of my ability. Help please!


 
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Re: Faces are too pixely. Newbie. Help!
March 6, 2024 at 12:50:15 AM  (in response to Floppypenguin21 message #1)
 
Floppypenguin,
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Have you tried the option where you can check "antialias on" in #8?



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Re: Faces are too pixely. Newbie. Help!
March 6, 2024 at 6:53:30 PM  (in response to Floppypenguin21 message #1)
 
Floppypenguin,
In addition to the above "antialias on" option, here are a few other ideas that may help.
1. Start with an image 1:1 ratio of pixels to stitches.  This is one of the most important item that affects the output of the program. For example, if your final stitched item will be 100 stitches across, it would be best to start with an image that's 100 pixels across.

2. Try adjusting the brightness and/or contrast just a little (up or down).

3. By limiting the number of colors you can make the program use fewer similar colors which can sometimes smooth out skin tones.

4. By manually selecting the colors you want to work with, you can often get better skin tones if you only select one or two colors for the skin color.  In other words, if you choose one color of yarn/floss that's close to their skin tones, the program will only use this color and should not insert other colors.

5. Try adjusting the "smoothness" setting in section 8 to a slightly higher number.

6. Try the 3 "stray pixel cleanup" options in section 8.
As mentioned previously:
7. An option that kind of "averages" the pixels and smooths things out is if you turn on the "antialias" option in section 8 by checking the box next to "antialias on".

Note: You're probably not going to get a great pattern if you try all of the above at the same time so you may want to try one or two at a time.
Hope that helps!



Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

 
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