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pjeigh



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Bead Sprites by PJeigh Reply with quote

Just did my first bead sprite using the Ikea Pyssla bucket o' beads. Only 10 colors but seems to work well for some simple, old-school game avatars/sprites. My first is Mario in the Raccoon Suit (Super Mario Bros. 3).



I wrote more about it on the game site I edit (Gamertell).

I'm thinking of Burger Time for my next. Any suggestions (with the limited Ikea Pyssla pallet?)
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pjeigh



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: BurgerTime's Peter Pepper (with a "P") Reply with quote

Here's my latest. I changed the "H" to a "P." You might notice that I missed one brown bead that was put in place when working in a poorly lit room (oops).



This was made using the Ikea Pyssla beads with the 29x29 white Pyssla square. I converted an image in PCStitch and then made changes there as well as while I was placing beads (to make it symmetrical).

Here's the pattern on Gamertell.
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pjeigh



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Photo image with Ikea Pyssla beads Reply with quote

I used PCStitch to convert a photo of my son to the Ikea Pyssla 10-color pallet I created. Up close it looks kinda psychedelic but from a few feet away or in dim lighting it looks like a photo, even at 29x29 beads. Crazy weird.

Anyone else playing with Pyssla out there?

Any suggestions for free image conversion apps besides cross stitch programs?
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pjeigh



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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Link from Legend of Zelda (NES) Reply with quote

My third game sprite using the Ikea Pyssla beads and the larger 29x29 Ikea peg board is Link from Legend of Zelda (NES).



As usual I've included the pattern on my Gamertell post.
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Medisinyl



Joined: 03 May 2009
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Location: FL

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Photo image with Ikea Pyssla beads Reply with quote

pjeigh wrote:
I used PCStitch to convert a photo of my son to the Ikea Pyssla 10-color pallet I created. Up close it looks kinda psychedelic but from a few feet away or in dim lighting it looks like a photo, even at 29x29 beads. Crazy weird.

Anyone else playing with Pyssla out there?

Any suggestions for free image conversion apps besides cross stitch programs?


I'm downloading the PCStitch program right now. I'll let you know what I think of it if it if I'm able to make something out of it. I had seen a couple other methods online that weren't fantastic (The Dave Mustaine from my thread was done with the help of Perler Pal, and what I've done so far looks good, but other areas that it transitioned look way off, so I may start the whole thing over if I find something better)--if you can choose your color palatte and it does a good job, then this might be the best so far.

EDIT: This definitely looks like an awesome program. I will have to spend some time inputting my available colors though, and figuring out what best matches the actual Perler palette.
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pjeigh



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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Photo image with Ikea Pyssla beads Reply with quote

Medisinyl wrote:

I'm downloading the PCStitch program right now. I'll let you know what I think of it if it if I'm able to make something out of it. I had seen a couple other methods online that weren't fantastic (The Dave Mustaine from my thread was done with the help of Perler Pal, and what I've done so far looks good, but other areas that it transitioned look way off, so I may start the whole thing over if I find something better)--if you can choose your color palatte and it does a good job, then this might be the best so far.

EDIT: This definitely looks like an awesome program. I will have to spend some time inputting my available colors though, and figuring out what best matches the actual Perler palette.


With the free version it does not let you save or export the final design, so I just take a screen shot. Creating the Ikea pallet was the longest part but you can create your own colors or simply use an existing pallet and delete the colors you don't need and then save (and name) that pallet. You can also use a symbol for each color (a common cross stitch convention), which is especially nice if you don;t want to waste the color ink in your printer.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Baby face Reply with quote

As an experiment I used a photo of my son and converted it in PCStitch to the Ikea color pallet to see what it would look like. (I didn't change anything after it converted it so it has that weird brown area to the right of his hair.)

It looks funky up close but far away or in dim lighting it's realistic (even with that crazy pink in there):

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