Hi everyone! I want to share a tutorial with you that I just posted on my blog the curious kiwi - http://thecuriouskiwi.wordpress.com/ (I'm sorry but everything I have tried to make a link doesn't work, you will have to copy and paste the address into your browsers address bar)

I use Adobe Photoshop to transform pattern line drawings with photographs of my fabrics to get a little taste of the end result. It’s not as hard as it looks and for those of you who don’t own Photoshop I am currently writing part two which explains how to do get the same result using a free program called Gimp - I'll post that up here to when I am done.

UPDATE: Check out part two - for GIMP users here: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/visualising-fabric-on-patterns-part-two-gimp

Technique Materials

Photoshop 7.0 or newer, a really good photo of your fabric, a clean line drawing of your pattern.

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    Apr 14, 2011, 11.59 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    If you use my tutorial please comment at my blog and tell me how it went. If you post your image somewhere please share your link with me, I’d love to see it :)

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    Mar 22, 2011, 12.27 AMby missdandy

    This is so cool! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Mar 21, 2011, 02.37 PMby bunnyhug

    This looks like an interesting idea!. Thanks for doing it, Kaitui-kiwi. One could take the photo in the fabric shop before deciding to buy. I can see it being very helpful for large-scaled and border prints. I use Gimp not Photoshop, so I hope that the Gimp version will become available.

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      Mar 22, 2011, 12.57 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I’m halfway there, just have to put in all the new screen shots and proof-read my text. I’m not sure if I’ve done it the most efficient way but it looks good to me ;)

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    Mar 21, 2011, 07.47 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Here is the easy to click LINK to my blog, apparently my linking method works in the comments section ;) Click through to Step One for the tutorial link. Enjoy xx

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