She has also founded The Polyclay Forum , an internet forum dedicated to all aspects of polymer clay art and craft. This e-book explains in detail how to make Emma's signature Illuminare and Clarice polymer clay art beads. Published in Lithuanian language by Mintis. Ar tist Profile, La Gaceta de A. Artist Profile for Paragon Industries L. Artist Interview in Polyzine, September Featured Business in Polyzine, November This is exactly the same as the English version of Get Creative, but it's in paperback form and has a much nicer cover, showing some of the other projects in the book.
Published by LTA, Paris. The book has also been published in Lithuanian, by Mintis Publishing House. Again a very nice cover and rumour has it, mine is the first claying book to be published in this language! I have had Bead Creator software since Version 3. It is the greatest beading software available! You can do almost anything with it. This company is so grat to work with - they even listen to their customers when we suggest things we would like added to the software. They try so hard to accommodate everyone. I wouldn't give it up for anything.
I have used other bead programs but this is by far the best. I have been using this program for over ten year.
The BeadCreator program is easy to understand and 'user' friendly. And if perchance you need help there is a great forum as well at a great technical support staff. I have used this software for many years now and just love it. I use it for knitting designs as well as beadwork designs. The support system is great and upgrades are driven by user preferences. This software is the easiest to use if you are designing any type of picture or portrait in beads! You can create perfect beaded gifts for wedding pictures, baby pictures, graduation pictures, or any type of photos you have.
This software makes your designing so much easier and quicker so you can spend your time creating your project. Thanks for such an awesome product! Super awesome software and support! Upgrades are user driven and meaningful. Friendly and helpful user group Beadcreator family. Heads above all other software of this kind. Andrew, in the next upgrade, I'd love if you could add more hours in a day for Beadcreator play!
I love bead creator!! So easy to use, but even better is the help from so many so quickly to anything you have a question or problem with. I have designed pieces for teaching, and the program is so clear and explicit for students go follow! If you're into beading, you need this - Rosebud. I have used several other bead software programs and this by far is the best I have used.
The gratification is instant from photo to finished bead chart. I have used the BeadCreator programs since they first came out. I use it all the time to not only create beautiful beaded pictures from photos but also I produce my own unique designs. Thoughtfish support is also exceptional I know that you will love this program when you buy it.
I own BeadCreator Pro v5. It's easy to use to create your own patterns from scratch or from a photo or image. You can determine the size of your project. You can create a small design and then be repeat the design so that there are several of the same elements in your pattern. For example, if you were making a bracelet with a flower pattern, then you can replicate the pattern so instead of one flower you could have 7 flowers. Patterns can be created for several different types of stitches from loom, peyote, brick, etc. You can limit the number of colors you use for each pattern.
I love this software. Not only is it easy to use but the updates are purposeful and customer driven. The designer is very available and the user groups are helpful both in using the software and in stimulating creativity. Once you own this program you can play right away!! You will just love this software whether you want to bead your own family photos or use the extensive Masters Artist inventory of over a thousand pre packaged artworks done by the old masters that comes with the program. There is available also a well supported problem solving support group that has graciously solved any problems I've thrown at them.
I understand that this software will also work for knitters and X stitchers too. I am just finishing beading a 3x5 photo of my Grandson that will be on the cover of a one of a kind journal for my daughter. Now, how great is that!
For the money, you can't go wrong. There are over a thousand BeadCreator users out there already happily beading away as we speak. Happy beading trails to you. The only way to go from picture to bead design - Cycle Tourist in OR. I can't imagine doing a manual charted design now I have BeadCreator Pro I have been using this software forever. We have come a long way Baby!
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It practically does the beading. Now there are tutorials which make using the software extremely easy. I love doing a quick sketch with watercolor or acrylic, scan it to the BeadCreator folder on my computer, pull it up and within 5 - 15 minutes depending on complexity of the design, I have a pattern and bead numbers so all I have to do is order the beads and begin. The joy of this pattern is that it also prints out, not only color graph, but word graphs which I require for accurate use of a pattern.
This feature saves me hours. It is user friendly and you can load it and use it immediately without even reading the instructions. I like to use the software to help me take photos of friends and family and turn them into beaded artwork. Awesome Program - A must have for beaders - Skip. I have been with BeadCreater since the beginning of development and am a charter member. This program is fun and easy to use. Have develped many patterns and designs that I have sold for profit because of this program.
If you are a Windows user. This program will be a piece of cake for you. Purchase - Enjoy - Have fun. This program does it all. They have a wonderful collection of images or you can scan and create from your on designs or photographs. It offers a wide variety of stitch options along with patterns for looms.
The delica bead library is updated when necessary and you can change the bead variations to include a wide range of colors for your design or delete any colors you feel are not necessary. Bead Creator offers on-line tutorials or you can buy a software manual which I did. I also became a life-time member which gives free upgrades for the life of the software. This option has already paid for itself. I am very pleased with this program and highly recommend it. I have tried other programs and this program is by far the best. There are so many options available to you as a designer.
Allows you to create simple or very complex designs. The support for the program is incredable! Has a option to help you design useing just the beads you have on hand, or lets you know what beads to need to order for a project. The colors are great if you are designing from a photo. Another handy thing allows to to put your designs into a library. For those who want to sell their designs this is the way to go. You will not regret this purchase!!
From both a personal and business point of view BeadCreator is pure excellence. BeadCreator exceeds my needs and expectations as I have tried many programs to recommend to my clients and utilize personally. The learning curve is very reasonable, the support team is friendly and has much patience. Installation is simple to follow and very automatically with no flaws. Images import from a variety of sources and conversion is quick. Legends are very detailed and explained in great detail. If your looking for this type of program, well, you can now STOP looking, you have found it. Great program for beginners to pros - Helen.
I experimented with several different beading programs before settling on Bead Creator a few years back, and have been extremely happy with it. You can create very basic beading patterns in a variety of stitches, or you can create and edit very complex patterns from photos or pictures. Andrew and his team continue to improve the software, and listen to their customers when it comes to making changes and upgrades.
There are also several helpful group forums with experienced users who can also offer hints and advice. Best beading software, don't miss out - Kimberly. Wonderful product for all of your beading creativity! It will also eliminated in the Bead Color List. If you uncheck the box, no pages will have titles.
If you added your own Header, it will still print on all pages. If you check the box for Create bookmarks, the PDF creates bookmarks to each section in a panel. If you check the box Output design size on preview page, the wording is Image Preview, size inches : design 0. If you uncheck the box, the wording is Image preview. Author shows up as Author. Title shows up as Title. The URL tooltip is nonfunctional at this time.
Each of the elements available can have their own font and font size. As indicated, 4 of the elements also have the option to change the font color. Additionally, the elements you have added can each have their own paper orientation. Click on the [Cancel] button to close this dialog box without changing the Layout settings.
It will show a graphic of the bead pattern in the center of the page. The size of the graphic is determined by the three choices. You can also include the Price, Title and Designer information for the design. Traditional: This has a larger graphic than White Space. If you included Price, Title and Designer information; then the Price is in the upper right-hand corner, the Title and Designer are centered below the graphic.
White Space: This has a slightly smaller graphic than Traditional. If you included Price, Title and Designer information; then the Price is in the upper right-hand corner, the Title is centered above the graphic, and the Designer is centered below the graphic. Full: The graphic fills the page. Clicking on the [Font] button brings up the Cover font dialog box.
Click on the [OK] button to save the font changes. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without changing the font. This will either enlarge a small design or will shrink a large pattern that will not normally fit on one page in actual bead size. Check this box to include a color-by-color detail of each bead and where it is used in the pattern by row and column. It shows where each bead is positioned in the design by row and column. Bead Color List This is the list of beads used in the design.
To include in the PDF, check the Export box. You can choose which columns you want in the list. See Columns on next page. You can also sort one column by clicking on the column title. If you asked for the Grid with symbols, then the list will also have the symbols included. Clicking on the [Columns It is a colored spreadsheet and has the numbers or symbols over-layed. The size of the graph and the numbers of pages is determined by the program. There are many options in how the Grid can be printed out. This number was assigned by the program when the colored was entered into the palette.
Number Real Color. Real Color. If you use the Black Color option, this creates a Grid of just text with a white background. Sometimes it is just easier Export as: to read the pattern without color. Symbol Real Color. Export as: If you use Symbol with Black Color, there are just symbols in black over a white background. Symbol Black Color.
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If you use Symbol with 3 Colors, there are colored symbols over a white background. You can change the Font, or change the Symbol used for bead colors. Click on the button and the Select Symbols dialog box opens. You can change to any font that is installed on your computer. You also have a choice of the size height of the font. Click on the [Select Font] button and a standard font dialog box opens. Changing the symbol is simple. Click on the bead color in Used Palette Colors section; then find and click on the new symbol in the Symbols section. Click on the [Apply selected symbol] button.
Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without changing anything. The Word Chart is a row-by-row listing of the bead design. It can be in either a Table or Columns format. This option creates a row-by-row text listing by the Index. This number was assigned by the program when the colored was entered into the palette..
The Index is enclosed in parentheses and is proceeded by the number of consecutive beads of that color. Example: 2 5 38 This option creates a row-by-row text listing by the MFG Name. The MFG Name is enclosed in parentheses and is proceeded by the number of consecutive beads of that color. This is to choose the directions of the rows.
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In BeadCreator the rows and columns always start in the upper left-hand corner of the pattern. The options is for Table Word Chart only. You can create Word Charts in columns. You have the choice of 1, 2 , or 3 columns. You can also change the spacing between columns from the Layout options. Each design will keep the settings you used last automatically.
Checking the box will save all your settings for use with other designs when you close the dialog box. This is a quick way to send the PDF by e-mail. The PDF opens up in Reader and you can proof read before actually sending it via e-mail. Just check the box and the [Send as Click on the button and the Send design by e-mail dialog box pops up. Fill in the Send to and Subject. Type in your Text message.
Be sure the Attach current beaded design box is checked. Click the [OK] button. When you click on the [Save] button, the PDF document is saved in the location you specified and the file opens. The file format. The document will open for you to preview. You can cancel the creation of the PDF document by clicking on the [Cancel] button. Export into HTML There are some differences. Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to view and print the document.
Requires Microsoft Word version , or later to create, view, edit and print the document. So you can edit the. This exports the palette of your design to Extensible Markup Language file format. The Export into XML format Browse to where you want the palette saved; then put a unique name in the File name field. Click on the [Save] button to save the palette. Click on the [Cancel] button to not save the palette and exit the dialog box.
Lets you save the current palette, including any changes you have made to it. You can rename and use the palette with a different design. The Save Palette As dialog box opens. This exports the palette of your design to an Excel format. Click on the [Export] button. The Save Original Image As dialog box opens.
Browse to where you want the file stored and give it a name in the File name field. Click on the [Save] button to save the image. Click on the [Cancel] button to not save the image and exit the dialog box. This is a quick way to send a copy of the design file. Click on the [OK] button to send and your e-mail software will open and send the e-mail. Click on the [Cancel] button to not send. Opens the Pattern Properties dialog box, which gives you information on the pattern. You can save the original graphic image or the palette to a different file name or file format. It also show you the current cost.
Press the [Esc] key on the keyboard to exit or click on the X in the upper right-hand corner to close the dialog box. Design Nickname Click on the [Nick In order to use the design in the inventory system it must have a nickname. This is a way to give designs created with version 4.
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It also shows a list of existing nicknames. Click on the [OK] button to save the nickname and exit the dialog box. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without assign a nickname. You can also save the palette in XML and Excel formats You can choose which columns will be exported. Click on the [BeadCreator Click on the [XML Click on the [Excel Inventory This gives you the current cost information. Click on the [Report Your serial number should be indicated here. Password for pattern editing: You can password protect your design.
Please write this password down in a safe place. If you do give the design a password, when you edit the design, the Please enter password dialog box opens. Enter the password; then click on the [OK] button. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without entering the password. It lets them view designs. The software is being updated as of this version of BeadCreator and not available at this time. From the web site e-junkie.
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E-junkie has no transaction limit, no bandwidth limit, no setup fee and no transaction fee. Click on the [OK] button to save your changes and exit the dialog box. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without saving changes. You can print the design. You should use the Print Setup and Print Preview, before actually printing the design. Opens the Print Bead Pattern dialog box. At the bottom left corner of the Print Bead Pattern dialog box, select which representation of the design you want to print.
You can only print one at a time. It sizes it down or up, so that if fits on a single sheet of paper. Pattern in Real Size: This option prints the bead pattern design to scale using as many pieces of paper as it takes. You can then arrange the pages, taping them together, and use it as a foundation to bead the design. Print Preview You can preview the print of the design. You should use the Print Setup, before actually printing the design. Some people like to bead over actual size patterns.
Opens the standard Windows Print Setup dialog box, where you specify the printer you want to use, paper size and page orientation. You can also configure other printing properties as allowed by your printer driver. Click on [OK] to change the printer. Click on the [Cancel] to exit the dialog box without changing the printer. Exits the program. Click on the [Yes] button to save your work and exit the program.
Click on the [No] button to not save your work and exit the program. Click on the [Cancel] button to not exit the program. You can then paste into graphic imaging software that is Copy installed on your computer. This opens the Color Editor dialog box, which contains tools to let you edit bead colors.
You have a set of Drawing Tools that makes it easier. Become familiar with what each tool does. The Color Editor is also where you can find the current pricing by tubes needed information for the design. Drawing Tools:. Pencil: Use the Pencil tool on individual beads by clicking on each bead you want to color. You can also use it to create non-linear lines by holding down the primary mouse button and dragging the cursor around. Every bead you drag over will be colored. Line: The Line tool makes it easy to draw perfectly straight lines.
Place the cursor at one endpoint of the line and hold down the primary mouse button. Drag the cursor in the direction you want the line to go. You will see a thin black line between the starting point and the cursor which indicates where the line would go if you released the cursor. Move the cursor to the desired endpoint and release the mouse button. A line is drawn between the two endpoints.
NOTE: The Line tool is best used for drawing perfectly straight and diagonal lines, however it can be used to draw lines at other angles as well. Place the cursor where you want one corner of the rectangle to be, then hold down the primary mouse button and drag the cursor outward to define the are of the rectangle. A thin black line indicates where the rectangle will be drawn. Move the cursor where you want the opposite corner of the rectangle to be and release the mouse button. Filled Rectangle: This tool functions just like the Rectangle tool above except that the entire area inside the rectangle is filled with the selected color.
Use this when you want to create a solid colored box instead of a hollow frame. Ellipse: Use the Ellipse tool to draw hollow circles and oval shapes. Place the cursor at an outside edge of where you want the shape to be drawn, then hold down the primary mouse button and drag outwards to define the parameter of the shape. A thin black line indicates the shape and location of where the shape will be created. When the desired shape is attained, release the mouse button. Use this when you want to create a solid colored shape instead of a hollow shape. Fill Area: This tool allows you to fill in any enclosed area with the selected color.
It is very handy and can be used in several ways. To use this tool, simply click once on the place where you want to apply it. If you previously created a rectangular or oval frame, you can select this tool and click inside the shape to automatically color everything inside the frame. The frame retains its original color. If you have a solid shape such as a solid oval or rectangle, you can select this tool and click on the shape to change its color. If you click outside of a closed shape, then every bead that has not already been colored will receive the selected color.
It will be highlighted in the list. To edit a color, click a color in the list; then either leftclick on a bead or move the mouse while holding the left button. The cursor will change to the color of the bead selected. If you want to view only the colors that you have already used in the bead pattern, check the Omit Unused Colors box. This makes it much easier to re-select the colors that you have already used once; but does not affect the palette. If you fill in the pricing information of the beads in the palette; then this will give you the current price of all the beads needed by the amount of tubes.
The Current Value X is how many beads are being used in the design now. This section is the same as Use only XX colors If you have created a design and already saved it; but you would like to lower the number of colors used; then you can enter the number of colors used here. Caution should be used and only decrease this number in small increments Enter a number into the Reduce total colors used to field. Click on the [Clear] button if you do not want to make the change. Click on the [Undo] button to remove any changes you have made. Click on the [Redo] button to see any changes you have undone.
Click on the [OK] button to keep your changes. Click on the [Cancel] to exit the dialog box without making any changes. You can also hit the Esc key on your keyboard to exit without changing anything. Opens the Design Editor dialog box, which allows you to copy a portion of your design and move it onto other areas of the same design.
You can also open a different design with this dialog box and copy a portion of it onto the current design opened on the Main Design Screen. Working in the Design Editor with same pattern or different pattern Use the Scale to view your design larger and in more detail. Select the portion of the beaded design you want to copy. Once you have a selection, you can move it around by clicking on the [Details The Change Selected Source dialog box opens. Once you have it the way you want it, click on the [OK] button. Working in the Design on the Main Design Screen To paste the selected beads, move the mouse to your design in the Main Design Screen and make a left button mouse click where you want them placed.
You do not have to be exact because you can moved it around by clicking on the Left, Right, Top or Bottom buttons. You can also change the color of the pasted beads with the Transparency slider bar. Click on the [Open Design Select the design you want to copy all or part of. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without opening a design.
NOTE: You will need to turn all the colors on in the palette before attempting to paste from a different design. Otherwise, you will get beads colors only turned on in the current design when you paste. Go back to the previous page for instructions. Drag the mouse to the design in the Main Design Screen and make a left button mouse click where you want them placed. You do not have to be exact because you can moved it around. Opens the Edit Color Group dialog box, which allows you to change all of one selected color from the design to another color from the palette.
Only the colors used in the design are shown in the top section. Click on the [Show] button and all the beads of that color have an X put over then in the design. Click on the [Hide] button to remove the Xs. Sorting Columns You can sort any of the columns. If you are using a Dewey Delica Color Sorted Palette; then you can sort the Index column and the bead colors used in the design will be listed in color groups order.
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It will be much easier to find like colors and reduce the number of colors used in the design easier and faster. On Next Color Bottom Section You can click on the bead color in the list from the palette that you want to change the color to. Sorting Columns The default sort on the bottom section is by Mfg Name. Your can sort the columns.
Opens the Use only XX Colors dialog box, where you can specify the maximum number of colors you want BeadCreator to use in the design. The program will automatically optimize the palette using only that number. The Init Value X is how many beads were used when the design was created or last saved. Click on the [Show] button and the design shows an X over every bead that is going to change. Click on the [Apply] button and the design will change to the lower amount of colors used.
If you filled in the pricing information of the beads in the palette; then this will give you the current price of all the beads needed by the amount of tubes. Click on the [Undo] button to remove your changes. Click on the [Redo] button to put your changes back. You are not limited to colors only used in the design. You can also choose a color from the dropdown list. The entire palette is available from this list. You can choose how many beads wide the brush will be.
You can also left-mouse click and drag to color continuously. It only removes the color change one bead at a time. Click on the [OK] button to keep the changes. Opens the Add Text Into Design dialog box, which lets you place text elements in the design. Type in the text you want to place in your design. Click on the [Apply] button to add the text to your design.
The Transparency Slider Bar is non-functional. You can move the text around by either left-clicking the mouse on the text and dragging it to where you want it. Or you can click on the Left, Right, Top or Bottom buttons. Example: If you have a design you were working on Change Palette There are two factors that effect how your design is mapped from the old palette to the new palette. If your design was created from a graphic image or a blank pattern is the first factor. The second is if the Mfg name is the same or not in both palettes.
You can close BeadCreator without saving your chances. You may need this to edit any changes you do not like. If the Mfg names do not match, old colors may be replaced with nearest matching new colors. This process is basically creating a new design from an old design based on the new palette. If the Mfg names do match, then colors should be replaced with the same Mfg name in the new palette.
Sometimes, they do not get mapped exactly and are replaced with nearest RGB color anyway. This is where the printed list is handy. The whole design turns one solid color. Example: to DB Click on the [Browse Browse to where the palette is located and click on it so that the name goes in the File name field. Supported Formats: Own Palette Files. Clicking on the [Cancel] button exits the dialog box with opening a palette. The new palette in shown in the On Following Palette section. Click on the [Apply] button. The design is changed on the Main Design Screen.
Click on the [Cancel] button to exit without changing palettes. There is no Undo available; but you can close BeadCreator without saving the changes. Opens the Crop Editor dialog box, which allows you to crop around the edges of the design.
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In the Crop Editor dialog box you can increase the Scale so you can see the beads better. Click on the [Details Click on the [OK] button to keep the changes and exit the dialog box. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box with changing anything. Click on the [Apply Selection] button and all but the selected beads are eliminated from the pattern. This opens the Contour Editor dialog box, which allows you to remove blocks of beads within the design. Become familiar with what each tool does NOTE: this is great for doing fringework.
The yellow color in the icon indicates which beads inside or outside will be removed. Click on the [Replace All Removed Beads] button to put all the removed beads back into the bead pattern. Even if you have saved the changes made, you can re-open the Contour Editor and replace the removed beads. Drawing Tools: To use the drawing tools, have a color selected; then left-click on the tool. The Design by sample dialog box opens. Allows you to duplicate the image to create a larger image pattern.
You enter how many duplicates of the entire image you want across Width and how many times down Height. You can flip or mirror image by checking the Execute the tumbling through 1 once check box. Click on the [Apply] button to see the results. Allows you to add or remove columns or rows. Choose the appropriate tab. You can preview on the design where your addition or removal will be.
When adding, you can choose the color from the drop-down list. In the Location section, you can move in any direction the number you enter into the appropriate field. Find the rows or columns number on the design with the mouse and then look at the Status Bar for the column or row numbers. Add Rows. Click on the [Finish] button to keep your changes and exit the dialog box.
Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without saving the changes. The Add Individual Beads dialog box opens. You can add one bead at a time to the top or bottom of the design. When ready, click on the [Add] button and the bead will be added to the design. Move the latest added bead.
Once the bead is added to your design, you can move it across the row by clicking on the [To The Left] or [To The Right] buttons. NOTE: You should work with a copy of your original design when using this function. This gives you the exact sizes of the design. Get out a calculator because this requires doing some math.
The Design Size may be a little bit off also. In this example, a design was created in Loom Format at 20 bead per inch across and 15 beads per inch down default size The actual bead loom the design is going to be weaved on results in In the Beads per Inch Chart, look up It equals 0. Double check width - 45 times 0. See below for what was entered into the dialog box. Click on the [Apply] button to see your changes.
Click on the [OK] button to keep your changes and exit the dialog box. You can compare what the design looked like to what it is going to change to. Your math may take some tweaking to avoid changing the pattern too much. Opens the Mirror dialog box. This only works on the design. You can rotate the design in four different ways. Experiment with the settings to become familiar with what each does. Click on the [OK] button to see the change and exit the dialog box. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without changing the design.
The Correct beads position dialog box opens. Select a bead in the design with a left-mouse click; then click on the NEW position in the dialog box where you want the bead to move to. Click on the [OK] button to keep the change and exit the dialog box. Click on the [Cancel] button to exit the dialog box without changing the position. This is not working correctly.