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neoTextil Step & Repeat is a Adobe® Photoshop® panel and includes different tools to create a repeat of a design. Use a fix or graphically offset and an individual drop in vertical or horizontal direction. It can support up to 256 layers. Generate the repeatability of designs with any image size.

The practical preview window allows to follow your adjustments on repeat creation in real-time. Directly connected to Adobe® Photoshop® allowing to repeat using the move tool. 

Open a document with Adobe® Photoshop®, then display the drop-down option list from Window | Extensions and finally click on nT Step & Repeat 8.X.X


Units

The units are using the Photoshop units chosen in Photoshop Information.



Zoom & Preview

The zoom option allows to scale the preview. By default the preview has an 3x3 repetition if the the design document. Once the zoom is applied, it will keep the zoom factor for the selected document. Using button  it will adjust the preview to the panel width regardless how the panel is resized. 

default 3x3 preview

zoom of 100%



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. With  in the modules you can force to detect the drop information automatically.


Offset

The Offset can be set manually in two different ways: graphically or entering position values.


Proceeding graphically, this is done by moving the red square in the preview within the panel's design, to any new desired offset position. The new offset will be reflected numerically in pixel, and the document's image will automatically show the changed offset.


Entering the Offset values (px, mm, cm, pt, etc.) in the horizontal and vertical fields, we modify them manually. When these fields are entered, the above options Drop and Mode become inactive.


nT Step&Repeat offers four standard predetermined offset modes, applicable with the following buttons. The standard offset modes are default settings to use 1/1, 1/2, 2/1 or 2/2 offset positions.


Auto Rapport

In the Panel you are able to auto rapport the image with the named option.

Before start the use of Auto Rapport function, call nT Rapport Monitor from File | Automate and verify that Automatic rapport is activated.


1. For practical example, we are adding a new layer to the image.


2. In the Panel, enable the Auto Rapport option. When the option is once enabled, we move the layer using the Move tool . When we click on this will apply the selected offset on the selected layer and to the ones connected to it.

3. When the option is once enabled, we move the layer using the Move tool


4. When we click on this will apply the selected offset on the selected layer and to the ones connected to it.


The Panel view is refreshing according to the auto rapport changes.