I already have a script that converts an image to cross-stitch look. But I thought for Cross-stitch Pattern Designers, after doing all the hardwork of designing the CS pattern (pixel art), they want cross-stitchers to be excited about their designs.
What's more exciting than being able to see the design like as if it was already cross-stitched? That's why this script is here! To help preview your design as a finished work.
Script Menu Location:
Python-Fu/Cross Stitch Texture (for CS Pattern Designers)...
0. Install script and unzip the aida3_and_stitch3.zip so that you get 2 .png files, save the png files to a location that you'd
remember for step 3.
1. Open your finished Cross-stitch design in GIMP.
2. If your design is not of one-pixel-per-stitch. You need to scale it down to one-pixel-per-stitch using None for Interpolation.
3. Run script (
Python-Fu/Cross Stitch Texture (for CS Pattern Designers)...). Select aida3.png from step 0 for aida.png option. Select stitched3.png from step 0 for stitch.png option. Click "OK" to run script.
4. That's it. It'll create a new image that contains the cross-stitch texture of your design.
5. If you can't see your color through the aida layer (layer on top of your cs design in the new image), play with opacity to taste.
5. Optionally you can also flatten the finished textured, then use Create Simple Frame Script.
Sample run input and result: