Ever wished there was an easy way to convert a picture into a needlepoint or cross stitch chart?
Instructables recently posted one, showing how to make a Photoshop graphed pattern.
The tutorial goes through the process step by step, beginning by suggesting that you reduce the resolution and number of colors. This is an important step because too many colors or too detailed a drawing can make the finished graph (and resulting needlepoint) look like mush.
The process continues with lots of illustrations, first turning the color image into a pixelated one and then replacing each color with a symbol.
The end result is a chart, looking like your typical cross stitch chart, which can be used for stitching.
I’m not the best person at using Photoshop, but these clear instructions looked simple enough that I can do it.