by cordura5 31 Dec 2008

When creating a colorworks design, what is the optimum number of colors? I want enough variety, but I don't want to change thread 50 million times.

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by blhamblen 11 Jan 2009

Ya got some good answers...go to a site that has colorlines and see how many they use. I usually see about 4/5 in kitchen ones:)

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by debleerl 10 Jan 2009

Here's what Heather digitized. Nice job**

Now that I really know what her question was about, my advise is to keep it simple. Think in terms of a small box of crayons and have 8 or less colors.

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by mpo14011 01 Jan 2009

I think that is really up to you. But I think a great alternative to a lot of colour changes would be the use of variegated thread.They look very effective on line work.

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cordura5 by cordura5 01 Jan 2009

That's a good idea. Maybe I could create two different versions, one with thread changes and then one continuous for using variegated threads. Thanks!

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by cordura5 01 Jan 2009

ttt

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by debleerl 01 Jan 2009

Great question, and answers, but I'm bringing this back to the top so we can hear from more of the digitizers. I to am still a beginner and would like to know more about putting in shading and such.

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by adelmarie 01 Jan 2009

As least as possible form 10 to 15 as Manami said. But with some designs it will depend of how many details you have. I have designs that have as many as 30 color changes and although is a pain the final results are worth the color changing.

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by manami 31 Dec 2008

Heather, I'd say up to 10, but I've seen 15 color changes out there. I like colorfull designs(teacher thing :D), but I know how much trouble is changing threads in one single design. I also try to keep the connections in the same spot or close to the next area or color change. But, don't forget, I'm just a learner, maybe a great digitizer on Cute can make a good advice on it. :) Blessings&hugs, Yoriko

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