Glass Eye 2000 Tutorial

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Lesson 1: A Quick Tour
Lesson 2: Looking Closer
Lesson 3: Viewing a Design
Lesson 4: Changing the Triangle
Lesson 5: Your First Design
Lesson 6: The Shortcut Menu and Quick Figures
Lesson 7: Adding and Deleting Knots
Lesson 8: The "Suggest" Command
Lesson 9: Color
Lesson 10: Text and Piece Labels
Lesson 11: Design Properties and Browsing
Lesson 12: Importing and Exporting
Lesson 13: Crosshairs and Grid Lines
Lesson 14: Cut, Copy, and Paste
Lesson 15: Advanced Lines
Lesson 16: Moving and Resizing
Lesson 17: Flip, Reflect, and Repeat
Lesson 18: Lamp Wizard and More
Lesson 19: Multiple Designs and Views
Lesson 20: Putting It All Together
Command Summary
Keyboard Commands


This guide is available in PDF format. The file you will download is named getutorial.pdf and its size is 2.1 MB. You won't need to have Glass Eye 2000 installed, but you'll need Adobe Reader on your computer. If you don't already have it, click the icon to the right.

If you want only the recent changes, read our User's Guide supplement for version 3.1.


Glass Eye 2000 is software to help hobbyists and professionals design stained glass windows. It is a tool for creating patterns with beautiful design lines and glass. Its purpose is like that of a word processor, except that instead of helping to create documents it helps you to create designs.

Skeptics may wonder if computerizing an art form results in better art. We reply that programs like this are not intended to replace the artistic process but are here to give the artist one more tool for producing art. Word processors do not stifle the writing process as long as one's focus is on the writing and not the computer.

You are soon to discover that the designs you will create with Glass Eye 2000 are more malleable than any paper-and-pencil design. Imagine being able to resize your design to any dimensions. Or to see, in an instant, the effects of different glass textures or lead widths. Or to move a lead line and have all connecting lines readjust accordingly to maintain their connections. All this is possible here, and by spending less time erasing, redrawing, aligning, and copying you can spend more time on the art of design.

Glass Eye 2000 was created by people with a love for the art of stained glass and a devotion to quality software. We hope that with this program your stained glass designs are more fun to create and are more beautiful than ever before.

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