Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd #1 (#TTot22)

I am so excited about today. It marks the beginning of my once a month linky party for Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd (#TTot22).

I hope you learn something from me, but, I also look forward to watching and seeing what tips and tutorials are linked up. I will definitely highlight them in February on the 22nd so you don’t miss anything from the prior month.

There is a “tab” at the top of my blog so you can get to it and periodically check on what is going on. Links can happen anytime from the 22nd to the end of the month! Also, if there is something you want to know, tell me in the comments and I will figure it out and make a tutorial/tips.

I won’t be doing all Electric Quilt tutorials, but I had promised this for a long time. The quilt on the left, came from turning the middle picture into a mosaic which became a rough draft for a quilt. I only cover how I got to the mosaic and not the converting it to a block. I can do that another time, let me know if that is something you want to hear about. Without further ado, here is the tutorial.

Making a Roman Mosaic Tile from a Picture in Electric Quilt 8

  • Open Electric Quilt  8 and begin a new project.  I called mine “Playing With Pictures”.
  • On the menu bar at the very top of the screen click on Library .
  • Click on Photo Library.
  • Click on Themes and then on Florals.
  • Select Daylily 1 (middle flower in the bottom row) and add to sketchbook (top right of screen). Close the photos library (bottom right of screen).
  • Open the Project Sketchbook and select Photos.
  • Select the DayLilly 1. Click on Edit (on the bottom of the screen) and select Edit to Image worktable.
  • Select Special Effects on the top tool bar.  But in order to get to them there is one more step.
  • Find the magic wand on the left that says EFFECTS and select it. 
  • You will see the above screen.  You have a number of options across the top bar and we are only going to look at one of them – Roman Mosaic. Look at the Upper tool bar (very top of the EQ8 screen) and select Pixelate, then Roman Mosaic.  

  • You should see this screen above on the far right of your EQ8 screen.  Let’s use the one on the bottom left. Click on it to select it.

  • There are a lot of options here to play with.  Have some fun but come up with something that pleases you!  I am not an expert on this but you can vary the following
    • Type:  rectangular, circular or both
    • Shadow:  none, colored, grey scale
    • Light source:  E, NE, N, NW, W, SW, W, SE (only if you select a shadow)
    • Tile Width & Tile Height: slide to adjust
    • Pen Width & Threshold: slide to adjust
    • Color box for the color of “grout”
    • Threshold
  • At any point, ADD TO PROJECT SKETCHBOOK and you will have a version of the picture you have edited.
  • You can now bring this into a block worktable and begin drawing on top of it.

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