This portrait of my friend I did from and to, from the creation of the scheme, ending with embroidery. The scheme was developed in Pattern Maker Pro - a special program that helps to translate any picture into a scheme for embroidering a cross. Of course, I had to process the picture inPhotoshop, and then edit in the program itself, so that there are no single counting crosses and unnatural shades. As a result, it turned out to be quite convenient and readable scheme, according to which I began to paint the portrait. During the embroidery, I also had to makea few adjustments. Especially sweated over the skin tone of the face. But in the end it turned out that to me and the birthday girl herself, whose portrait was donated for the anniversary, I liked. To all those who want to make diagrams themselves, I recommend starting with simpler pictures to learn how to correctly select the floss colors and eliminate girdles that should not be in professional embroidery.