You’re happily making variation after variation in Kaleidoscope Kreator 3, saving them as .jpg, then notice – no borders. Not one. You’re a colorist – do you like designs with no borders? No. So what can you do about it?
If your designs are jpgs, you’re stuffed.
This is a pinwheel shape, no border.
I won’t say it looks rubbish but, well, would you want to color it? I wouldn’t, not without a border.
You Can Save as a Transparent PNG
I didn’t know that. It would’ve saved lots of time and gnashing of teeth if I had known it.
You can save your design in Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 as a transparent PNG, then add a border using Photoshop.
You can still make variation after variation just as you did when you were saving as jpg.
Develop a habit of ticking the transparency box. I forgot the first few times and, unfortunately, created stunning patterns then saved them as .jpg. Grrr!
Watch on this video I made about it.
This is so easy simply to add a border using Photoshop.
So far, this tip only works with transparent PNGs from Kaleidoscope Kreator 3, not with other graphics programs.
And here’s the pinwheel after being “Photoshopped”.
I would enjoy coloring it now it has a border. I make sure all my Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 designs are in transparent PNG mode.
All the designs in my coloring book, Patterns for Relaxation, were bordered this way. Click the link and check it out.
‘Til next time