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Old 11-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever printed their patterns in a different color than black? Is seems like on small cuts it would be easier to follow the line if the line was a different color than black. With the blade and line both being black they could blend together at times.
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A lot of folks like to make the lines red.

BTW I moved you thread asking how to post pics.
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I use Inkscape to resize patterns but haven't seen a way to change the printed color. Shure would be a good thing.
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If you have a vector pattern (likely in Inkscape) then you can select all and change the line colour.

If you have a bitmap pattern then it's trickier. You can probably do a fill or layer mask, but may need a photo editing program rather than a vector editor. I always use vectors, but somebody else may be able to give more concrete suggestions.

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Thanks Rob. I couldn't find where I could change the line color but I did find under "filters - image effects" that I could, with the image targeted, select "blue print", and that changed the black line blue. That will be easier to see for sure.
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For Non vector getpaint.net is free. Just load the picture pick the color, choose the paint bucket tool, put the target over the line you want to change color and click, it should recolor your line. If you miss the line and color something you dont want just CTRL-Z to undo it.
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Irfanview - it's a free download.

1. Scan your black pattern in.
2. Select the Image menu from the menu bar
3. Select Color Corrections in the Image menu
4. In the Color Corrections screen - move the 'R' button, under Color Balance, all the way to the right. The value for red should be 255. Unless you want to play with color corrections - leave the 'G' & 'B' buttons alone.
5. Click the OK button.

Your pattern is now red. Click the floppy-disk icon to save the red pattern.

If you aren't changing sizes - don't mess with any other buttons. Print the pattern out to paper that is the same size as the page you originally scanned.
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