Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 Software
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Kaleidoscope Kreator 3
Gifted by Kaleidoscope Collections
Reviewed by Jessica Nichols, Editor of FaveQuilts.com
Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 is a digital photo editing program that allows you to turn any photo or image into a kaleidoscope. Save the image and print it on printable fabric to create intricate, beautiful quilt blocks. These printed kaleidoscopes look so realistic from a distance that other quilters will be impressed by your amazing piecework skills. Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 is your secret weapon for designing and making beautiful quilts with complex patterns!
Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 is easy to install and use on your home computer. Within a few minutes of inserting the CD in your disc drive, your Kaleidoscope Kreator will be up and running! You can then browse your files and open any image you have stored on your computer. Whether you choose family photos, pictures of your garden, or abstract art, your kaleidoscope is sure to look very different than the original image, so make sure you try all different kinds of photos to see what kind of effect you get.
Once you have selected a photo, Kaleidoscope Kreatore 3 allows you to choose from over 65 wedge shapes that will determine which part of your image is used in the kaleidoscope. You can then resize and reposition your image so that the wedge encloses the part of the image you would like to use. The wedges are divided into 12 different categories describing the end shape they will produce, including Celtic Cross, Circle, Flower, Lace, Lotus, Northern Star, Pinwheel, Quilter's Star, Scallop. Square, Star, and Sun Rays. Within each family of shapes, you can choose how many times the wedge will repeat (6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 0r 20). Combined with the fact that you can use any part of any image, these kaleidoscope options make the possibilities of this software endless!
The default setting for Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 is to repeat each wedge as a mirror image of the wedge next to it. This allows lines and shapes to connect to each other at even points to create new patterns. However, you can also switch to Pinwheel mode, which will repeat wedges with each wedge facing the same direction. This creates a more fractured look with clearer divisions between the wedges. The effect can be quite intriguing depending on which image you start with.
After you create a kaleidoscope that you like, you can create a background that sets off the colors and patterns in your design. You can choose any color in any shade to color your background. Then select a texture to give your background depth. You can then save your image and print it on whatever you like. Print your kaleidoscope on paper to make fascinating scrapbook layouts or psychedelic cards, or print your designs on treated fabric or printable fabric to make your own fabric prints. These kaleidoscopes make wonderful centers for medallion quilts or beautiful squares for block quilts.
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