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vlarson063

USA
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Posted - 03/25/2022 :  13:58:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I cannot figure out how to change a floss color on an item I have already drawn. I have backstitching and want to change the floss I originally chose. Do I have to delete the lines and redraw them with the new color? I have tried everything I can think of that would normally work with a drawing program but have had no success! HELP!

VSL

Dragonlair

USA
2792 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2022 :  15:22:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
VSL,

If you wish to change a color, it's easy to do. If it's just for part of a pattern, simply select the selection tool and mark a box around the area to be changed. Otherwise, the instructions are the same.

If the color is not in the palette, add it. Then drag the color OVER the color in the palette that is currently used. A small "+" is seen as you drag. Then a little list pops up for replace or cancel. If it is a portion of the pattern, you also get a choice to replace the entire pattern or only the selected area.

Once you do that - ALL instances of the old color (second color in sequence above) become the new color (first color selected) - including an specialty stitches, backstitches or such.

Remember - PCStitch is NOT a "drawing program", it is a "pattern creation program".

A tip - check the helps, it is explained there under "replace" (first item in search list).

Good Luck,


Diane
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vlarson063

USA
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Posted - 06/24/2022 :  13:21:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I FINALLY got around to following these instructions and, once you get it, you get it! LOL Thanks a lot for your help. I'm having fun with the program!
Vana

VSL
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myssockscute

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2022 :  18:23:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi I am new to this. I tried to change colors but I still dont get what you mentioned. I am lost.
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Dragonlair

USA
2792 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2022 :  20:23:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As I said - There is a difference between changing a color across the entire pattern or just within a given area. The difference is how you MARK the area where the given color is to be changed.

The easiest way to do it is to make sure the color you WANT is already within the palette of defined colors. Just set the color, if needed.

If you want to change the colors just in a portion of the pattern, use the "Selection tool" (just above the full stitch) and then draw a rectangle surrounding the area where you wish to change a color. If you want to change the color everywhere, just skip that step.

To change the color -- it's simple. Click on the DESIRED color in the palette area and then DRAG it over the "wrong" color. You may get an option of selected area or the entire pattern. Just select the correct option and then change the color.

Note -- there is a "cancel" option if you mark the wrong colors. Undo also works if you do it by accident.

Please read the helps as I mentioned earlier. It does help.

Good Luck,


Diane
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