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Inlay patterns
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Posted on Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:33 pm
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I am starting a shirt and decided to put in an inlay, but I wanted a pattern that was cool looking and wasn't too dificult. could someone give me some Ideas?

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Posted on Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:20 pm
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http://www.chainmailstore.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=002356

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Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:44 pm
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Thanks, some of those are great ideas. If you know of anymore, please tell me.

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Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:49 pm
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check out this site's inlay gallery

http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/subcat.cgi?mode=cat&key=3

also check TRL forum for there

http://theringlord.org/gallery/album01
http://theringlord.org/gallery/album02


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Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:16 pm
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Some of the ones on TRL are pretty awsome. Thanks man.

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Posted on Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:31 pm
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Has anyone ever heard of IGP? It stands for Irregular Grid Painter and is a modification of the windows "paint" program. It allows you to make complex inlay designs on your computer by treating every pixel in a picture or photo as a colored ring. so you could take say a clipart picutre of an american flag, save it as its own image in one of several formats (including .gif, .bmp [bitmap], .png) and open it with the IGP. It also lets you choose the weave of the sheet and the ring ID's and gauges. You can get this awsome program from the page
http://www.zlosk.com/pgmg/igp/downloads.html
or directly from
http://www.zlosk.com/pgmg/igp/IGP0603full.zip
It has a few tricks to using it, like images must be relatively small (ex. I have a 21" monitor at 1600x1200 resolution and if I load any pic file larger that 80x80 pixels it takes up more area than my screen has and I have to scroll or see all parts of the image.) For people who don't know computers, its a pretty large screen at a fairly high res. so most people will not have that much area.
The images must also be in certain formats as mentioned earlier. JPEG WILL NOT WORK. to change a pictures dimensions and quality as well as cropping it you can use Microsoft Picture Editor or photoshop or the like. Paint can save any picutre you paste in it as any image format by just changing the drop down in the save window, I suggest the 24-bit Bitmap or PNG for this purpose. One last thing, keep in mind that you can't get all the colors your computer will let you use as actual ring colors in real life unless you anodize your own rings and can get the colors exactly what you need them to be and even then it would be long and painstaking. So only use colors that you can get rings in. If you have any questions about using the IGP, I can prolly answer them, I have created many designs with it from clipart, pictures, and scratch and am currently weaving my first inlay with a pattern made by the IGP.

sorry bout the long post but I hope it helps!


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