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Being able to draw is NOT required—Image!

Paint by Number 2005 brings to quilters a simple interface that will boost their confidence to create their own appliqué, beaded, thread and/or fabric painted pictorial quilt.

  • Turn any photo or image into a paint or thread painting by number project in just three easy steps!
  • With a small amount of editing you have the outline for appliqué.
  • Create paintings or pictorial quilts of your family, pets, holiday pictures, garden, or your favorite vacation spot with new confidence that the project will turn out well!
  • The possibilities are endless!



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Paint by Number 2005™

Item Code: B4A
Weight: 0.3 lb

10% off: $25.20
MSRP: $28.00

System Requirements:

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  • Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98
  • NOTE: Not compatible with Windows Vista
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Review by Sharla Hicks © 2006

I must say I have never reviewed a program that I felt pictures said everything, until NOW.  Wow, the interface is so simple and the result is so spectacular.

Paint by Number 2005 brings to quilters a simple interface that will boost their confidence to create their own pictorial quilt using appliqué, freestyle thread painting, and/or fabric painted & beaded pictorial quilt.

  • Turn any photo or image into a paint by number project in just three easy steps!
  • With a small amount of editing you have the outline for appliqué.
  • Create fabric, thread or fabric painted pictorial quilts of your family, pets, holiday pictures, garden, or your favorite vacation spot with new confidence that the project will turn out well!
  • The possibilities are endless!

Quilt Embellishment Products that can be adapted to fit the Paint by Numbers concept:

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Threads & Beads for Thread Painting

Overview

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Step-by-Step Icon BarProgram operations

The program has a very simple interface using step-by-step icons that clearly identify the steps needed to move from one operation to the next to complete the task.  The clear concise tutorial (visible on the right hand of screen) answers any questions you may have about each step.

  Opening Screen Overview
Select File with Thumbnail View of Picture

Screen Overview to begin

Determine Composition by
Selecting Rotate, Flip, Size & Using the Crop Tool

Select Size
NOTE:
Quilters can use size selection to create block or quilt section size. 

Cropping and generating an enlargement is very helpful to examine details more closely.

Top Navigation Bar
Experiment with the level of detail

Color Detail FineColor DetailColor Detail Lower

Closeup of TraceTrace

There is an option to add an outline around each color division for a stronger definition that will help those who feel they need additional help to define the color areas.

Numbered for paintingColor Mixes
The numbers identify the color (paint or fabric) to be used for each section

The Color Numbers can be deselected to reduce detail even more

Deselect Paint Choices

If the artist or quilter wishes to select a color palette that is different from the photo, using the Print Mode Black & White helps to differentiate values when selecting colors.

Tool bar choices for printout and detail
Black & White ModeGrayscale example

 

The level of detail choice would depend on the depth of color in the image and the finishing technique (appliqué or embellishing / shading with paint & freehand thread painting.)

Ideas for Appliqué and Freehand Embroidery (Thread Painting) & Fabric Paint/Pen Embellishment

  1. If the project is to be a finished art quilt that incorporates beading, thread and fabric painting, numbering and more detail would be very beneficial. 

  2. If the goal is appliqué, less detail and fewer colors would be a better choice to help with creating the appliqué pieces.

    • A quilter wishing to do an appliqué quilt may be required to reduce down the number of lines to the lowest level.

      Top Navigation Bar
      NOTE: To generate a lower level of detail slide the Button closer to the low side.

    • Sometimes on a very detail picture with great color depth may require some additional hand/manual editing with paper and pencil to make the appliqué pieces large enough.

    • For appliqué, consider printing on freezer paper using an Ink Jet Print and cutting on the outline. Iron to fabric and rough cut in the 1/4 inch seam allowance.

  3. Another option would be to combine shading with beads, decorative yarns, threads, fabric pens, paints and inks on top of the appliqué for additional detail.

  4. Below is an image with fewer colors that illustrates how quickly an appliqué printout can be generated when the detail is low.
    ColorgrayscaleOutline

  5. Below view an outline for a picture with greater color depth and would require more hand/manual editing for appliqué. This much detail would be a perfect candidate for thread painting and fabric painting with paints, dyes and pens.

Outline Only Example

Fig A
Outline with greater detail

Less Outline Detail

Fig B
Outline with fewer paint colors selected


Closeup of Outline
Fig B
Close-up of Eye, Nose, and Cheek Area
HINT: Outline useful in developing contour Quilting Lines

Frame choices

Frames can be added to image
Included is the option to Select a Frame

The quilter will find the frame to be a good way to view what borders and sash may look like.

Printout Options available

File MenuEach icon step has its own printout:

Go to the File Menu and select Print Preview to see what is available to you.
  1. Print to size
  2. Color OR gray scale
  3. With OR without outline
  4. With OR without numbers
  5. Print framed picture
  6. Print palette
  7. Print shopping list

Review below for examples of printout choices.

Printout options
Printout Toolbar Choices for actual picture

grayscale with numbers

Closeup of Outline
Close-up of outline only

Paint Printout no numbers or outlinephoto printout without numbers or outline

Numbered for painting
Numbered color close-up

 

Generic Shopping List Printout

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Disc. Sold Out
Paint by Number 2005™

Item Code: B4A
Weight: 0.3 lb

10% off: $25.20
MSRP: $28.00

System Requirements:

  • PC platform only
  • Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98
  • NOTE: Not compatible with Windows Vista
  • CD ROM
  • Internet Activation Required

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