Polka Dot Cottage Category Archive for : tutorials

Archive for tutorials

Rosey. Or, Photoshop’s hue blend mode.

How to change the color of an object in Photoshop

Learn how to use Photoshop’s hue blend mode to easily change the color of an object in an image.

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: finishing up!

Everyday Cardigan complete!

The knitting is complete, so today we’ll wrap things up by talking about finishing: weaving in ends, sewing on buttons, blocking, etc.

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: the other sleeve

Everyday Cardigan KAL: the other sleeve

Woo hoo! After this sleeve, the knitting is completely finished!

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: Underarm increases and more of the body

Everyday Cardigan: Underarm Increases, and more of the Body

Today, we’ll do one last increase row, and then embark on what may be the most boring part of the whole project. Sounds like fun, right?

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: Separating sleeves and starting the body

Everyday Cardigan KAL: Separating the sleeves

At this point you should be finished with the yoke and ready to take the sleeve stitches off of the needle. We’ll do that this week, as well as begin the first two inches of the body.

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: Yoke part 2

Everyday Cardigan KAL: Yoke part 2

This week we finish the yoke, and for those knitting a cap sleeve variation, I show you how to set up your stitches in preparation for binding off the sleeves.

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: Yoke part 1

Everyday Cardigan KAL at Polka Dot Cottage: the yoke, part 1

Time to start knitting the Everyday Cardigan! This week, we’ll be casting on, knitting the seed stitch collar, doing some stockinette rows, and some ribbing rows.

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Everyday Cardigan KAL: Getting Started

Everyday Cardigan complete!

This week in our Everyday Cardigan KAL, it’s all about preparation: taking measurements, choosing a size, and making a gauge swatch

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How to make rustic buttons even when it all goes horribly wrong

Rustic Polymer Clay Buttons, tutorial from Polka Dot Cottage

Sometimes a technique doesn’t go as planned. And sometimes you press on anyway, and end up with something different but better! Here’s how I made my green rustic buttons.

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3 ways to improve your photos

3 ways to improve your photos through post-processing, on Polka Dot Cottage

I thought I’d share a few of my photo-processing tricks. You don’t necessarily need Photoshop to achieve these effects, although that is what I used for these examples. I also often use the editing tools within Picasa, or the Snapseed app on my tablet.

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