How to get started with Geometric String Art Designer
Geometric String Art Designer
Geometric String Art Designer (GSAD) is a tool to help you design string art creations. You can use this to:
- Create your own unique designs
- Analyse existing designs, without having to re-create it with pins and string
- Create drawing images or coloring images
The tutorials for GSAD have been split into different topics:
- Overview and Design Approach (theory)
- Glossary of Shapes and Segments
- Overview of the GSAD software
- Adding Shapes to your design
- Adding Connections to your design
- Preview and Export Options
Overview and Design Approach
For Geometric String Art Designer, or GSAD, we developed a specific approach that will allow you a lot of flexibility when creating your design:
You can add different "shapes" to the canvas, such as squares, circles, polygons and lines.
Each shape has a number of "Segments", e.g. for a square you have the top, left, bottom and right.
In most cases each segment is split into two further (smaller) segments.
To add a string, you can add a connection between two segments. The following screenshot illustrates this:
In this image a square shape is used ("Square (1)"). Of this shape, the segments "Top" and "Left" are connected, resulting in the purple lines (the 'connection'). At the right of the screenshot you can see how the connection can be found in the list (or dropdown menu): "Square (1) Top - Square (1) Left".
Creating a design with GSAD means you have to add shapes, scale and position the shape, define the segments for each shape, and then add connections. These steps will be explained in detail in separate tutorials.
If you prefer to learn by doing, instead of reading, you can also:
- Click the "Demo" button and then look at the tabs for Shape and Connection, and make changes, or
- Go to the Shape tab, and click "New Shape", and add one or more shapes.
You can also go to Glossary of Shapes and Segments and read more about the shapes and segments.