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Let's take a look at the panel interface to understand its key elements.

nT Step&Repeat Panel


  • Rapport information - Sets the drop information and the direction mode.
  • Offset - Applies the offset vertical or horizontal to the image.
  • Repeat size - Sets the repeat values of the rapport and the distance for origin. Default repeats are 3 x 3.
  • Auto Rapport - This option activates or deactivates the Automatic Rapport.
  • Performing Tools - The tools are performing to synchronize  the interface data with the current document and looks for automatic rapport detection, to set the current document offset  as document origin and creates a new documenwith repetitions as set in the panel.
  • Zoom - Applies zoom on the preview and fits the preview on the panel width.

nT Step & Repeat Panel uses the tools as used in nT Rapport and nT Repeat. For detailed description please refer to according sections.


nT Rapport

  • Set origin and OK & Cancel - Clicking on 'Cancel' the module finishes, restoring the rapport parameters. Clicking on 'OK' the module will apply the offset in the original document and then close, saving the rapport parameters in the document. 'Set origin' will change the origin of the document to the current offset (0,0).
  • Automatic Rapport - This option activates or deactivates the Automatic Rapport. When it is on, it becomes usable with the Move tool from Adobe® Photoshop®.
  • Rapport information - Sets the drop information and the direction mode. The icon   looks for automatic rapport detection.
  • Offset - Applies the offset vertical or horizontal to the image.
  • Repeat size - Sets the repeat values of the rapport and the distance for origin. 
  • Original - Shows the original image width/height and resolution.
  • Guide lines - Changes the color of guide lines using color picker.
  • Channel View - Gives possibility to select and view each channel.
  • Image Preview window - Located in the center of the window. The image and texture can be zoomed in with by cmd ⌘+ Space and zoomed out with Alt + Space. To set to scale modus, at the bottom of the window are the values, which can be changed. With the hand-drag  you can move the image offset. The hand-drag comes available with click and hold Space key.


nT Repeat

  • Set origin and OK & Cancel - Clicking on 'Cancel' the module finishes, restoring the repetition parameters. Clicking on 'OK' the module will apply the repetition in the original document and then close, saving the parameters in the document. 'Repeat' will generate the new document with repetitions. The result is an image which is continually repeated. In 'Name' you can use the default name, which is combination of "R-" and file name, or rename it.
  • Rapport information - Sets the drop information and the direction mode. The icon refresh  looks for automatic rapport detection.
  • Offset - Applies the offset vertical or horizontal to the image.
  • Repeat size - Sets the repeat values of the rapport and the distance for origin. Default repeats are 3 x 3.
  • Original - Shows the original image width/height and resolution.
  • Channel View - Gives possibility to select and view each channel.
  • Image Preview window - Located in the center of the window. The image and texture can be zoomed in with by cmd ⌘+ Space and zoomed out with Alt + Space. To set to scale modus, at the bottom of the window are the values, which can be changed. With the hand-drag  you can move the image offset. The hand-drag comes available with click and hold Space key.

nT Repeat View


  • Rapport information - Sets the drop offset and the direction. The Edit… button opens the editing window for the Rapport parameters, as seen in nT Rapport. The icon refresh  looks for automatic rapport detection.
  • Repeat - 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, as seen in nT Repeat.
  • Distance - Applies any distance between the rapport, giving it a color and transparency. The Edit… button opens the editing window for the Distance parameters, as seen in nT Repeat.
  • Curve - Here one .acv curve can be introduced to simulate production. Tick on the box to be able to search for the file, or change the curve whenever you need it, by clicking on Change… button.
  • Cancel and Make - Clicking on 'Cancel' the module finishes, restoring the parameters. Clicking on 'Make' executes the parameters introduced in this module.

nT Repeat View uses the tools as used in nT Repeat. For detailed description please refer to according section.