Photo Editing & Graphic Design forum

General discussion

Using Software To Create Stained Glass Patterns From Pics

by pollys13 / January 23, 2010 1:32 AM PST

I'm learning to make stained glass. The above site explains how to make stained glass patterns from colour photos of stained glass windows. I thought this ability would come in very handy, the tutorial uses Paint Shop, I got Corels Paint Shop Pro Photo X1, second hand on Ebay. Its a much newer edition than the one used in the tutorial, so I don't think the steps are quite the same. Nor is it the latest version,though thought it would do the job ok. I also got the Home & Student edition of Corel Draw Graphic Suite X4. On the Stained Glass forum said the PowerTrace feature was awesome and used by professional stained glass designers, this is why I got it.

The following quote is from the stained glass pattern tutorial,

" Line art and clip art are easy to turn into patterns since the edges are easy for the program to find. Drawings and cartoons are also easy since they have fewer and more contrasting colors. Pictures of stained glass pieces convert very well for obvious reasons. "

Following the tutorial I got up to step 5, I don't understand step 6 and step 7 goes right over my head.
I'm hoping someone here can help me work through the tutorial please, using Corels Paint Shop Pro Photo X1, amending the procedure as you go.
Thank you.
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Using Software To Create Stained Glass Patterns From Pics
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Using Software To Create Stained Glass Patterns From Pics
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Want to see the future of car technology?

Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.