If you’ve already watched the video below before Sunday, 3pm EDT, then watch it again. Sharon M and Elsie H both contributed information that helped in finding easier ways to do things so I made an entirely new video. Thanks ladies!
Thanks so Sharon M for today’s blog post. She contacted me this morning asking about the Notes function, which she was using to manually type in various dimensions for a pattern. I responded that there was a really easy way to add dimensions, using another icon under the Measure Tools, called the Object Dimension, in which you can easily create arrows with measurements by just dragging on the side of a selected object. As always, a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth ten thousand! Watch and learn how easy it is to add dimensions to your projects in KNK and ACS Studio:
Adding Dimensions to Your Projects
Today’s thank you’s go to Sherri S and to Kaleigh C for ideas on how to find images for auto-tracing in KNK Studio.
Someone at one of the Yahoo groups was looking for football images. Now normally, I would send them to Picsearch or to Google and then perform the search and click on Images. But Sherri did it one better… she googled on: Football Silhouette. The following two screen shots illustrate the difference in what you get:
Search Results on "Football"
Search Results on "Football Silhouette"
Obviously the second search yields much better/easier images for auto-tracing due to the black and white nature of the images and also the simplicity in the detail.
So, I was relating this find to my friend, Kaleigh S, who told me that she enjoys locating free coloring book images and does a similar search, except uses “coloring book” in place of “silhouette”. Here are the results from that search:
Search Results on "Football Coloring Book"
Again, you get black and white images and, even better, different images from the first search. Now, auto-tracing these images will results in double lines, but those are fairly simple to edit out and it’s worth using this “coloring book” search in case the images you originally find are not quite what you are needing for your personal project.