• Differences between illusion and shadow knitting

    Differences between illusion and shadow knitting

  • Where to start

    Where to start

  • Crocheting

    Crocheting

  • Basics for beginners

    Basics for beginners

  • Knitted patchwork

    Knitted patchwork

  • Additions to the patchwork

    Additions to the patchwork

  • How to read charts

    How to read charts

  • Creating the illusion chart

    Creating the illusion chart

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Steve Plummer posted detailed lessons about drawing up illusion charts on his website.
But everyone does everything as it convenient to themselves.
And I have some practice, which I want to share with you.


 

 

Choose the picture



Let it be a bunny for baby plaid. Then reduce the image.
Take care that the reduction doesn’t harm. Otherwise, you will not be able to knit the details.
In our case 150 X 112 is the best option.




The original pictureSome secrets

 

I almost don’t know how to work in Photoshop. I don’t even know how to make a grid there. The program, which Steve advises, don’t want to work steadily for some reason on my PC.




So I took the free software for cross stitch charting EmbroBox.
Let’s load the bunny there and save the scheme.

 


Saved drawingNow you can open the resulting diagram in Photoshop and work.
The advantage of my method is that you can see the final image right away.





Bunny will be seen from the side. Therefore, turn the image.
Create a new layer. Color opacity is 50%. Denote the rows of the picture. Later it will help you to draw and knit.

the rows of figure





 

Create one more layer. Now we need to draw a stitch pattern. Set color opacity 100% and then just paint over ALL not white squares on the rows of picture.

 
loop patterndraw loop





The result is such a semi-finished product


the result was a prefabricated





Create a new layer. Draw the background.
Here is the secret again.
Now you should paint black the darkest squares.

 


Мы будем черным закрашивать самые темные квадратики.

 
Black squares





Again, the secret.
Paint the squares only if they are under the painted stitches of the picture.


paint over the squares





The bunny starts to appear.

 
almost ready





To see more details download the photoshop template
Try to finish the bunny by yourself.