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June 22, 2007

Eye Candy Friday: Photoshop edition

Remember my uncertainty about The Bag from No Sheep for You? Considering I can't differentiate the two colors used in the book, could I get away with using just one? Or is The Bag like Wendy's other creations: undefined without contrast?

Photoshop to the rescue!

A little contrast, a little color replacement, a little shadow/highlight, and... ah, yes, I see! Makes me want to knit it even more, in two colors, please :).

Posted by Kathy on June 22, 2007 11:06 AM


Ooh! That's so clever! Makes ME want to make one, too.. :)

I love this bag! I've seen enough patterns from this book to make me covet it.

Much nicer. Does it have a zipper enclosure or is an open bag? That's my kind of bag though, I got kids, so I carry everything short of a portable swing in my purse.

Huh... I guess I didn't even realize there were two colors in that bag. I think I just thought it was the contrast from the stitch pattern. Good to know! (And I think you're right on - two colors are definitely the way to go!)

Is that a garter stitch strap? Do you have ideas to prevent that from stretching out?

Well, that changes everything! It'd be a disservice to knit it in one color.

Is this like the emperor's new clothes? Cuz I still can't see a difference.

I can't answer Claudia's question, but I did see a clever way to keep i-cord handles from stretching out -- insert clear plastic tubing from the plumbing store into the i-cord before felting. With garter stitch handles -- I dunno, sew fabric backing in a matching or contrasting color?

Wow! Mad photoshop skills. It does look great in two colors.

Clever, but we've come to expect that!

Umm - still can't see it. Maybe I need new glasses?

I can't see the difference either -- it's two yarns knit together, right, not in a checkerboard pattern?

wow, You are a real perfectionist :-)))

Ooooooh. I'm not a bag person at all, and yet I want.

I think it looks great even with the low contrast as pictured, but then I like things with low contrast.

Love the bag!

That is such a cool trick! Really makes the bag so much more appealing with both colors visible!

Wow. Software used for good.

I never would have thought to do that! I always knew you were brilliant. I think 2 colors is pretty fabulous.

That's going to look excellent in two contrasting colors!

Yay, Photoshop! I loves it so much, I does... :)

That bag is going to be stunning in two highly contrasted colours! I'm seeing like, a dark violet and a cream white... or maybe that would be for my own Bag... mwahaha.

Maybe it's the morning effect, and I haven't had my coffee yet, but I don't see any major difference between the two pictures of the bag. Is this a trick, or should I get my eyes checked?

Great idea! I'm going to replace the knitted handles on mine with real ones. How about you?

Honestly, I'm still having a little trouble seeing the two colors. Are they just that close, or is it my monitor?
Still, I'm sure you'll find a way to rock the two-color idea.

That looks like a sturdy shopping/knitting bag to me and those two colors look great, worked together like this.

Great software and an even better bag!!!

i've done built-in i-cord edges on bag handles, both felted and unfelted, and had them stretch less. i'll be interested in seeing your bag in the 2 more contrasting colors.

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