Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Easily Print Craft Patterns to Any Size

Easily Print Craft Patterns to Any Size


Have you heard of Rapid Resizer and Pattern Wizard? It's wonderful software that you that allows you to enlarge patterns, motifs, designs etc., with the click of a button. I can't tell you how many times I have needed to enlarge a design or motif and the copy machine will only enlarge to a certain point or percentage. It's been frustrating for me. Usually what I end up doing doesn't work so well...I draw the design or motif and then try my best to enlarge it myself - freehand. Well, unlike the rest of my family who can draw anything, anytime and do a wonderful and envious job at it - I cannot draw a straight line!!!


The Rapid Resizer works with scroll saw, intarsia, marquetry, applique, quilting, tole & decorative painting, metal art and many other kinds of patterns, designs, and drawings. There's a special version of the Rapid Resizer for stained glass. The Rapid Resizer works with scroll saw, intarsia, marquetry, applique, quilting, tole & decorative painting, metal art and many other kinds of patterns, designs, and drawings. There's a special version of the Rapid Resizer for Stained Glass.



With the Pattern Wizard

You swiftly design professional patterns where lines are straight, curves are smooth, and angles are precise. You see a realistic representation of a pattern before it's built. You can fill a piece with an image of real glass just by clicking on it.


You print the design precisely at any size you want. Patterns larger than a page are automatically tiled across multiple pages.

And you save time because it's easy to manipulate a design and because of the pattern design related chores automated by the Pattern Wizard. With the Pattern Wizard

You swiftly design professional patterns where lines are straight, curves are smooth, and angles are precise. You see a realistic representation of a pattern before it's built. You can fill a piece with an image of real glass just by clicking on it.
You print the design precisely at any size you want. Patterns larger than a page are automatically tiled across multiple pages.


And you save time because it's easy to manipulate a design and because of the pattern design related chores automated by the Pattern Wizard.


The Pattern Wizard also has ...

It allows you to easily design your own stained glass patterns from scratch, and those patterns can be printed to any dimensions using your own printer. Patterns larger than a page are tiled across multiple pages.


A complete set of drawing tools: straight lines, squares & rectangles, curves, circular arcs, circles & ellipses. Plus instantly scale, rotate, mirror, or flip and part of your design. Fill the pieces of your pattern with colors or realistic images of many glass types (most of which can be "tinted" to any color).


A one page picture of the filled pattern can be easily printed and shown to clients. It approximately calculates the amount of each kind of glass required to build a project.

Instructions, including a tutorial.


15 free patterns and 16 pattern elements that you can easily change or insert into your own work.


Rulers and an adjustable grid.

Easily "undo" any mistake. Automatically numbers your glass pieces and can print out a numbered glass legend.


Easily trace pictures of patterns, opened from a file or taken directly from a scanner. It figures the total length of lead came needed for your project.


Automatic grid maker, rectangular or diamond shaped. Identifies drawing "mistakes" that could confuse the program.


Add letters and numbers to your design using almost any font on your computer.

Export patterns as JPG pictures, or Copy & Paste into other programs like Word or Corel, or automatically attached to an e-mail.


Eases determining the cost of a pattern by recording how long you worked on it. View and edit multiple patterns simultaneously.