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 options list from File | Automate and click on nT Rapport or else with nT neoTextil Panel shortcuts.


Automatic rapport 

You are able to auto-rapport the image with the named option. The image cannot be in the Background layer. Before calling up the module nT Rapport, change the default Background layer to Layer 0. In order to use the Auto Rapport function, call nT Rapport Monitor from File | Automate and verify that Automatic rapport is activated. 

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


When we call the plug-in, 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.  

Rapport detection

This option is applied in plug-ins nT Rapport, nT Repeat and nT Repeat View to detect drops automatically in your image. This means, when your image has no drop, it will look for the closest drop information calculating the pixels in your image. With the icon (focus) you can force to detect the drop information automatically. If you want to detect non-fractional rapport drops, then the button 'More accurate...' will perform the 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 disable/enable the function. 

Rapport Options

The field Drop sets the offset between repeats. You can enter any fraction you need such as 1/2, 1/3, and 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 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 rapport drop field will be deactivated if an offset is set.

The following images show examples of drops and rapport types:

1/1 horizontal, vertical
1/2 vertical
1/3 vertical
1/2 horizontal  
  1/3 horizontal


Offset Options

The Offset group allows setting the offset applied to the image. The icons let you change the offset to four relative positions to the image. The standard offset modes are default settings to use 1/1, 1/2, 2/1, or 2/2 offset positions.

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 allows setting 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 around.

INFO: The fields Resolution and Scale of the repeat let you use values between 1% and 100% both 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.

Features and Compatibility - Step&Repeat Pack