How to use a custom palette to restrict the colors used in the bead pattern

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How to use a custom palette to restrict the colors used in the bead pattern

Creativity is part of becoming a successful bead artist. When developing your bead patterns, you desire to maintain palette colors that represent your identity and uniqueness. This aspect helps you to build a brand that other artists cannot copy. 

In the process of using the bead pattern maker, the transferred pattern may not align with your preferred colors. You might feel down and lost. But, the good news is that sing the Palette Editor, you can create your custom pallet and restrict the colors used in the transfer phase. In this tutorial, we take you through a step by step process of achieving this goal. 

Let’s start.

1.  Hide the right sidebar to view the Palette Editor

When you log in on the Bead pattern maker, the palette Editor is not visible. It can be hard to figure it out. The first step in this process is hiding the right bar so that you can access the Palette Editor. To do this, click the collapse icon at the bottom of the right side of the page. This action will expand the working space and enable you to see additional icons on the toolbar.

2. Create a custom palette 

Now, you can see the Palette Editor on the toolbar. The next step is creating your custom palette that matches your preferable colors. Click on the Palette Editor icon on the toolbar. When you do this, a dialog box will pop up. 

Here, you’ll need to enter details of your custom palette and choose the colors you want.  Select colors from the current palette or use the filter bar to search for your preferable colors. When through, close the editor.

3. Transfer your image and update it to your custom palette

After creating your custom palette, it is now the time to transfer your image into a bead pattern and restrict the colors.  Click on the transfer icon on the toolbar. When you do this, a dialog box will appear. Here, you’ll have options for choosing the traits of your bead pattern. 

To restrict the transfer colors and ensure they are in line with the custom palette, choose your palette name on the “select palette” option. On the method options, choose “Update Colors To Palette First.”  Click Apply and close. This way, your pattern will be transfer and restricted to your colors of choice.

4. Edit your pattern to meet your needs

Now, your bead pattern is out and customized with your palette colors. However, depending on the type of image and other elements, the pattern may not come out as you expected it. As such, you consider doing final touches by editing it manually. Use the editing icon on the toolbar to add or remove colors on areas you feel they need some spicing up.

5. Print, export to PDF or save on the cloud

Your bead pattern is ready. It is an admirable and true expression of your favorite colors and design. Always remember to save your bead patterns. If you do not save, print, or export it to PDF, you will lose it. So, depending on your current need. You can consider one of these options available on the Bead Pattern Maker toolbar. 

Nonetheless, saving your bead pattern on the cloud is a recommendable option. Consider checking out past tutorials if you do not have ideas on how to go about it.    

In a word, following the above steps will help you create a custom palette using the Palette Editor. Also, it will enhance your creativity by ensuring you only use the colors on your custom template when transferring your image.


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