Software instructions

A Beginner’s Guide on how to create bead-by-number patterns

Select photo

Start by selecting a photo for your project.

Use high-quality photos. Select a colorful picture that is not overexposed with a lot of flash from the camera.
Step 1

Select size

Choose the size of your project.

You can manually change the text fields Width and Height to the desired size or choose from preset sizes.

1 pegboard = 30 x 30 beads.

How to convert centimeters to number of beads: cm * 2 = number of beads. Example: 15 cm * 2 = 30 beads
Step 2

Select area

Crop to cut out any unwanted parts of the photo. 
 
Recommended doing for facial portraits if the project is less than six pegboards. 

You can also move the box around by clicking anywhere inside of it and then dragging your cursor to move it around.

Step 3

Pearlify

Click the Pearlify button to convert your selected photo into the pattern.

To improve the pattern, you can add or remove bead colors and change the brightness and contrast.

Tip! To find out the color number of a bead, move the mouse pointer over the beads in the pattern to see the color number.
Step 4

Edit

In edit mode, you can use the brush tool to draw freely or to retouch the pattern. With the eraser, you can remove beads completely from the pattern.

Step 5

Print / Save

When you´re finished editing, click the “Save bead pattern” button to save your changes. 

Click the “Print bead pattern” button to print your pattern.

Step 6