Knit beanie design: create design offline
|Number of colors||up to 4 colors can be picked from the color palette. |
Photoshop users: check out topics related to "Converting color modes", especially "Convert RGB image to indexed color".
|Design file size||340 x 104 Pixel. To download a template, start a beanie design in the Online Designer, click "Share" button and then "Download"|
|Resolution (DPI)||Standard / 72 dpi. When correctly color reduced, one pixel has one color, there is no resolution anymore.|
|Cuff / contrast line color||The cuff is knitted in the color of the first pixel in the lower left of the design. The contrast line in the color of the second pixel.|
Alignment of the design
- In the template, you see the beanie looking at it from the front
- Text in the center of the design will be on the forehead of the beanie, in the example the "SCH" from "Deutschland". The beanie is sewn in the back. Both "D" will almost meet in the neck area when sewn together.
- The white arches are cut off.
- When placing text, logos or other element, don't put them on the very last pixel. Leave 3-4 pixel space to top and left/right edges.
- At the bottom end, there is nothing cut off. There, you can place elements on the very last pixel. Cuff and contrast line are added there. You can't see this in the design, but in the product preview in the cart.
Do's and Dont's
- Vector files, files with huge dpi values or huge file sizes do NOT improve the quality or details of the knitted product. Everything that's larger than the size given above has to be resized and pixelized (rendered as bitmap) in order to be knitted.
- For pixel perfect design, use the pixel dimensions given, NOT the cm dimensions of the ready made beanie.
- Send your design with email, or upload it as image in the online designer (top left in the Online Designer, click "image" and upload as PNG/JPG).
If the pixel dimensions are correct, this is recognised by the Online Designer and the design is added without any change in size.
If size is not correct, the design has to be scaled up or down to fit the canvas, so it is not pixel perfect anymore. How much quality or details are lost depends on the actual design. Some designs might still be ok, other will loose a lot of details.
- If you are not sure if your file is color reduced correctly, upload the file in the Online Designer and do the color reduction there.
- If your file has to be color reduced, it also has to be optimized manually after resize and color reduction. This pixel perfect final touch can be done in the online designer, zoom in the design to work on the details and use pen, eraser, color replacer and flood fill tool.
See how to use these tools in the Online Designer FAQ