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Date: 1/9/08 9:00 AM

There are some really great storyboards out there and a lot of them are done on the computer. I have a digital camera, and Adobe CS2. I should be able to do this! I have printed out Franticfashion's tip 'Computer Simulation of pattern and fabric.,
But this doesn't tell you how to make up a whole story board combining and layering patterns and fabrics, not necessarily as a fill. Can any one point me toward instructions? Or are you willing to post a tutorial? I would really appreciate this.

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Date: 1/9/08 11:13 AM

I second this request. I'm feeling a little clueless, but think doing a storyboard would help me to focus and perhaps stay on course.

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Date: 1/9/08 11:43 AM

What is a storyboard? What do you use it for?
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Date: 1/9/08 11:43 AM

What I think you need to do is to have each swatch and each drawing and each photo on it's own layer. That way you can rearrange at will. I have been spending quite a bit of time lately trying to learn photoshop myself. I have found quite a few tutorials on Youtube that were very good. I don't have enough time to do a search myself and recommend specific ones - dishes and laundry call. Go to Youtube.com and search on "photoshop layers". I saw one titled "photo shop layers beginner" and Photosohp - Layers (Part 1). They both look promicing. You might also google photoshop layers as well. Layers are just a way to have many different individual items in a document. Another nice thing you can do is to click the eye next to the layer to turn it off. That way you can hide a layer.

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Date: 1/9/08 12:56 PM

Thanks. I never think to look in Youtube. I spend enough time on the computer as it is! But this would be a big help so here I go.

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Date: 1/9/08 1:45 PM

I still want to know what a storyboard is and why you use it, but if you want to learn Photoshop, I would recommend the Classroom in a Book series.

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Date: 1/9/08 2:55 PM

A storyboard is a combination of pictures of patterns/line drawings/ fabric to make an impression of a sewing plan for example. Often used in wardrobe (swap) plans. A series of these storyboards you can find here on Stitchers guild.
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Date: 1/9/08 3:05 PM

Nancy, I made a storyboard once, but did not use photoshop as I don't have that program. So for editing there I'm no help.

What I do is using a new blank picture in my software and add pictures by copying and pasting. Once pasted, you can make it smaller/larger lay over another picture etc. It's a bit of experimenting, but it's fun (and very time consuming).

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Date: 1/9/08 3:29 PM

Thank you! That looks like fun. I want to do some more organized wardrobe sewing this year, so I think I may try a storyboard.

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Date: 1/9/08 5:30 PM

I have realized that to learn more than basic Photoshop, which I can use to do basic photo editing, I need a real class. I have 2 well reviewed books and looked at tutorials, but I only get so far on my own. It is so time consuming and I would rather sew! I did manage to start a story board by just playing around, but I go 2 steps forward and 1 back! I even had my son try it, but long distance is a little hard and he hasn't really played with PS for a long time, so he was playing around too.
I went over to Utube, but there is so much that it is hard to figure out which ones might be helpful. Some of them are really bad! But you have to open them to figure it out.
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