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Creating designs

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Tartan Designer: understanding colour palettes
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Tartans are traditionally recorded only as broad colour descriptions rather than exact shades. So we recommend using the simple colour palettes (closed via the minus icon) if you are designing a tartan with a view to official recording. Schools and other beginners will probably also fin......

Tartan Designer: choose (and change) colours
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

First, click or drag colours from any of the three palettes in the ‘Choose colours’ panel, to put them into your Working Palette. The palettes are mostly 'closed' with a simple choice by default. Click the plus icon to see the full range of DC Dalgliesh Weaver's Colours......

Tartan Designer: arranging the pattern
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Once you have selected your working colour palette, click the Arrange Lines button to move to the next stage. This panel has two parts: a working area to the left, and a display area to the right. The display area has a magn...

Tartan Designer: mirroring and symmetry
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The great majority of tartans have setts that use a reversing or mirrored symmetry. This means the sequence of colour bands runs one way, then pivots and repeats itself in reverse. The pivot colours at the ends do not double up. So a threadcount described as 2Green-4Red-6Black woul......

Tartan Designer: preview and sett size
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

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