This tutorial will show you how to go from a small sprite to a cross stitch pattern.
- Get your image. I was taking a sprite from a larger image, so my first step was to select it and copy to a new project.
- Next, make sure that the background of your image is white, or another solid color. This will help later when cleaning up the pattern in KG-Chart.
- Crop the image down so that there is no extra white space.
- Optional: tweak the image to clean up the edges. I like to create a new layer so that I can toggle back and forth between the original and new outline. For this sprite, I allowed some purple to be outside of the black outline because this Pokemon is ghost type. Usually, though, I make sure to have the outline completely enclose the colors.
- Save as file that KG-stitch can use (jpeg, png, gif).
- Check the size of the image in pixels. The best conversions will have the same number of pixels and stitches.
- Open KG Chart.
- Choose "import" from the File menu and fill out the other information. Inputting "1" for the "Linen Th./One Stitch" will tell you the correct size of the final product. Make sure to input the pixel sizes for the Width and Height.
This is what you will get.
- Erase the white stitches from the background. As far as I know, there is no other way to get rid of the background stitches that were imported.
- Remember to save your project.
- Print the pattern and you are ready to go!