Import an Image for Tracing
Any image can be scanned and imported for tracing. A reminder to please abide by image copyrights when doing so though.
We will use the file exported from the last lesson as our example of an imported image for tracing.
Set up the work table
1. On the block worktable select BLOCK>NEW BLOCK>PATCHDRAW BLOCK
Block size: 10 x 10
Snaps: 40 x 40
Graph paper: 2 x 2
Snap Options: Default settings
Import and image for tracing
3. At the bottom of the worktable click the Trace Image Tab.
5. In the dialog box search and find the CONE file we creaeted on your desktop. Select it and click OPEN.
6. A Crop Image Dialog Box will open. All the editing features in this box can also be done on the worktable once the image is set. We aren’t going to make any changes at this time. Click OK.
7. Click on the block to set the image.
8. Select the Appliqué Tab.
9. You now have an image that can be traced and used to create an appliqué design.
Trace the Image
Remember all your appliqué shapes must be closed patches. You can check this by toggling the Hide/Show Auto Fill button or by going to the Color Tab.
12. Continue tracing the next two layers of ice cream and the cone. Make each patch overlap the previous one just slightly to eliminate excess fabric bulk in your design. Use the Shape Tool to adjust to your liking. Select each layer as it’s finished and order to back .
13. Save to Sketchbook.
14. Click BLOCK>DELETE TRACING IMAGE. The background image will be removed and you will be dropped on to the Tracing Image Worktable. Don’t panic your design did not disappear. Go back to the Appliqué Worktable and click Refresh .
I think I want a cherry on top. How about you?
15. Select the entire object as a group. Hold CTRL and drag the corner node to resize it proportionately to make room for the cherry on top.
16. Add the cherry on top.
Place Block on Point
17. Click CTRL and the A key to select the image as a group.
18. On the Precision Bar, enter 45 in the Angle of Rotation box.
19. Color and Save to Sketchbook.
End of Lesson
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