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This will guide you to start with nT Rapport and will show you where and how to find the tools and functions to use with the plug-in. 

Open an image with Adobe® Photoshop®, then display the drop-down option list from File | Automate and click on nT Rapport 8.X.X or else with nT neoTextil Panel shortcuts.


Rapport Options

The field Drop sets the offset between repeats. You can enter any fraction you need such us 1/2, 1/3, 2/3. Also, you can specify any offset such as 1 cm, 30 pixels etc. The field Mode sets the direction of the drop field, horizontal or vertical. Using an image with suspected drop information it can detect the drop automatically in your image. 


When the Drop field is not a multiple of the Horizontal or Vertical image size, according to field Mode, the window shows an alert icon.


The following images show examples of drops and rapport types.

1/1 horizontal/vertical Drop

1/2 vertical Drop

1/3 vertical Drop

1/2 horizontal Drop

1/3 horizontal Drop

The rapport drop field will be deactivated if an offset is set.


Rapport Auto-detection

This option is applied in plug-ins nT Rapport, nT Repeat and nT Repeat View to detect drop automatically in your image. Means, when your image has no drop, it will look for the most closest drop information calculating the pixels in your image. With  icon in the modules you can force to detect the drop information automatically if you want to check the detected rapport information.


If you want to detect non-fractional rapport drops, then the button 'More accurate...' will perform more precise calculation of the drop in your image.


If you don't wish to work with auto rapport detection, from nT Rapport Monitor you can disabel/enable the function. To open nT Rapport Monitor, in Adobe® Photoshop® go to File | Automate and click on nT Rapport Monitor 8.X.X:


The function to force the rapport detection is not applied in nT Step&Repeat Panel.


Offset Options

The Offset group allows to set the offset applied to the image.

The icons let you change the offset to four relative positions to the image.

Sets the offset to origin

Sets the offset to the vertical origin and 1/2 width of the image

Sets the offset to the horizontal origin and 1/2 height of the image

Sets the offset at 1/2 width and 1/2 height of the image


Repeat Options

Shows the Origin, Size, Resolution and Scale of the repeat, and the resolution and scales of the repeat preview parameters. The Edit… button opens the editing window for the Repetition parameters.

  • The Repeat Size fields are shown at the top, where the desired repeat values of the rapport and the distance for origin can be adjusted. Default repeats are 3 x 3.

  • The button Rapport Minimum sets the final repeat size at the minimum size, so that the result will repeat at 1/1 rapport, according to the drop and rapport type and the distance between repeats.

  • Ticking on Original repeat guides, the module creates guides framing the original repeat, showing the current document with the present repeat.

  • The Resolution of Repeat and the Resolution of Preview allow to set the resolution of the final document and the preview of the repeat. The fields Resolution and Scale of the repeat and repeat preview are linked. When the scale is changed, the resolution will be changed in the corresponding proportion and the other way round.

The fields Resolution and Scale of the repeat let you use values between 1% and a 100% both of the image resolution and the scale. Also, the fields Resolution and Scale of the repeat preview let you use values between 1% and 50% of the image resolution, and between 1 and 50% of the scale.


Automatic Rapport

This option gives the possibility to move layers out of the module, but still having an automatic rapport. Image's layers can be set as the main layer.

When the option Automatic Rapport is once enabled, back in Adobe® Photoshop®, we move the layer using the Move tool  .


When we call the module, this will apply the selected offset on the selected layer and to the ones connected to it. If we continue with the same tool, the movement will be also applied, but we will not be able to visualize it from the module's preview window.


With nT Rapport Monitor, further enabling or disabling of automatic rapport can be managed. To use nT Rapport Monitor, in Adobe® Photoshop® go to File | Automate and click on nT Rapport Monitor 8.XX

Step-by-Step

 1. Open an image to process in Adobe® Photoshop®, and choose the module nT Rapport from the File context menu, as we have seen before. Once in the module, activate the Automatic rapport option.

If you wish to work with Automatic Rapport, the image can't be in Background layer. So, before calling up the module nT Rapport, change the default Background layer to Layer 0.


2. Here is an example of the original file without rapport (image left) and an example of a 1/2 rapport, horizontal mode, and 1/2 offset, horizontal (image right).


3. Export the new rapport with the OK button. Back in Adobe® Photoshop®, make use of the different tools to copy or stamp new areas in order to retouch the break line.


4. Select areas out of the image size and repeat applied areas placed at the edge of the image file.


5. Execute nT Rapport module to apply the auto rapport. Complete the retouching until the line is completely cleared.  Observe that now it is not possible to edit neither Drop nor Mode fields. You have to restore the repeat to the origin (0,0).