Image Terrain
Image Terrain equips the artist, designer and photographer with a unique patented image development process to create thousands of original artworks, repeating patterns and designs from fabric, art, photographs or existing graphic and textile designs in just seconds, radically changing the “Art” of Design.

“Tutorial”

Select “Free Trial” on the Home Page.

Select “Free Trial” and create a username and password. Then select “Sign up”. It's that simple! Input your new user name and password to log-on. Now you can take advantage of the Image Terrain application. You can process images from our “Sample Images” gallery and view all the categories of design options that are created instantly. You can also create design display galleries.

To begin, scroll up to the “Image Playground” menu and click on “Sample Images”.

Select an image:

If you have just become a member or if you are a full access subscriber you may scroll through our collection of Sample images and choose one to apply the Image Terrain patented process.

Select the image by clicking on the green icon “Apply Process” at the bottom right side of the thumbnail. This brings you to the “Pattern Generator” page displaying the image you have selected and two options.

“Pattern Generator”:

Now, select one of the two “Extraction Overlay” options on the “My Image Playground/ Pattern Generator” page.

• The “Auto Grid” selection allows you to choose from pre-determined areas of the image based on the grid you select.

• The “Manual Grid Overlay” enables you to create your own custom extraction area.

Try the Auto Grid Extraction Overlay:

Step 1- Select “Auto Grid Overlay Extraction” and Click on continue.

Step 2- Select one of the 8 grid overlays. The dashed lines represent rotated squares or diamond areas. If chosen they will display as squares.
Depending on which grid you select you can process your entire reference image or just an interesting portion of it.

Step 3- Now, select one of the 3 grid options. Remember to choose black or white grid for best contrast on top of your image.

Step 4- Select a grid extraction area and click “continue”.

Experiment with this process by selecting different grid layouts and different grid extraction areas until you get a feel for which specific grid layouts and extraction areas to use to achieve your desired results. The smaller the grid extraction area, the larger the layout you will get and visa versa. You will understand this principle as you explore the process.

Each Auto grid option allows you to select a specific size and area location.

Here are the grid layout parameters.

‘1x1 Grid Overlay’ applies the process to entire the area.

‘2x2 Grid Overlay’ produces 4 square extraction areas and one diamond extraction area to process patterns from.

‘3x3 Grid Overlay’ produces 9 square extraction areas and 4 diamond extraction areas to process patterns from.

‘4x4 Grid Overlay’ produces 16 square extraction areas and 9 diamond extraction areas to process patterns from.

‘5x5 Grid Overlay’ produces 25 square extraction areas and 16 diamond extraction areas to process patterns from.

‘6x6 Grid Overlay’ produces 36 square extraction areas and 25 diamond extraction areas to process patterns from.

‘7x7 Grid Overlay’ produces 49 square extraction areas and 36 diamond extraction areas to process patterns from.

‘8x8 Grid Overlay’ produces 64 square extraction areas and 49 diamond extraction areas to process patterns from.

All diamond extraction areas display as rotated squares when selected.

Believe it or not, you can generate up to one hundred thousand new original design options from any single source reference.

• Remember: all results are raster images; not vector.

Try the Manual Extraction Overlay:

Step 1- Select Manual Extraction Overlay” and continue.

Step 2- Draw a square by clicking on any point with-in the image area and dragging the point/box up or down and towards the right, making a perfect square. You can make the square smaller or larger by pulling on the corners of the square. Then, place your cursor inside the square and move it anywhere on the image. Create your square to the desired size and place it in the desired location. Then click continue.

• Again, the larger the grid extraction you use the smaller the layout you will create. The smaller the grid extraction you use the larger the layout you will create.

Work with these extraction tools until you understand the difference between applying the Image Terrain processes to your whole image area or just a segment of it. See the amazing and unexpected results you come out with.

My Image Playground/Patterns

At this point you see a preview of the grid extraction area you chose or custom created.

Above it are four thumbnails displaying the “My Image Playground History” of your process so far:

a- Your original image reference.

b- The grid layout you selected.

c- The grid extraction location you chose.

d- The extraction area itself.

To the right of the large thumbnail are categories of designs that will be instantly created when you click on each of them. Try each category and see the types of designs created. It may take up to 30 seconds for your new image options to display.

IMPORTANT! Please click on the design categories once only and wait for them to display. Clicking on them multiple times causes your wait time to be much longer.

Design Categories:

Primary Patterns:

View 80 original designs including:

A- Singular graphic elements

B- Single repeat layouts

C- Repeating patterns

Secondary Patterns:

View 80 original designs including:

A- Singular graphic elements

B- Single repeat layouts

C- Repeating patterns

Matrix:

Complex patterns with rich unique elements in repeating layouts.

Standard Stripes:

Simple flat stripe layouts.

Standard Plaids:

Plaid layout concepts, good for prints or woven‘s.

Pattern Stripes:

Great for border concepts.

Note:

If you mouse over a thumbnail image in any of these categories, a small preview of the image will appear. If you click on the small thumbnail image, a large preview displays available links to choose from. Use these links as they are active to:

a- Rename your image

b- Delete your image

c- Create a Gallery

d- Create a Sub Gallery

e- Copy to “Image Warehouse

f- Process your image

g- “Total Recall” to see the history of the image.

h- Add to your Shopping Cart

To continue previewing images exit out of the large preview by clicking on the ‘X‘ at the top right hand side and select another thumbnail. To go back and preview a series of images from another category, click on the “Patterns” history thumbnail above the gallery of images.

Source Image Gallery:

Your “Source Image Gallery” is your library of the original reference images you have uploaded and stored ready for processing.

Go to the “Source Image Gallery” to upload your initial reference images.

Important note: The final resolution and quality of your final designs is dependent upon the image reference you initially upload.

• Note: If your original reference image is a tiff file up to 400 mgs. It should easily convert to a jpeg file format of about 10 - 15 mgs. with out any corruption. Size parameter for uploading an image are described in the “Upload an Image” area.

• To upload your reference image to your Source Image gallery click on the upload link at the top of the Source Image gallery and browse your computer’s personal files. Select a file, give it a name and description and click upload. Now prepare to get started by selecting “Work Station” in the “Image Playground” menu at the top and select the image you just uploaded for processing. Find your image by scrolling the page until you see it in its alphabetical order location.

Labeling an image:

Note how these images are labeled. We suggest that you follow our formula of creating a category and then a name in your “Source Image Gallery” in your Work Station. The system will automatically put the categories into alphabetical order. The categories can refer to the pattern, a client, a presentation - whatever you would like.

Important Note:

As a subscriber when you upload your own image reference to use in your “Source Image Gallery” remember that your finished processed image will be the same quality as your initial reference image. So, if you begin with a low resolution photographic file with hundreds of tones of colors from the internet for example, your final processed image will be of that quality. On the other hand if you begin with a color grouped 300 dpi textile design, your processed image will be of that quality. Also remember: You are always working with bit mapped raster based image files.

Sizing:

All selected images are processed at 300 dpi. The size displayed on the image you download reflects this. When you download your selected image and open up the file in Photoshop for example it will display at 72dpi and 4 x larger than the original size indicated. This is normal. You can then resave the image in the size and dpi of your choice.

Example: If the processed 300 dpi image displays at 10” x 10” it will open as a 72 DPI image, approximately 4 times the size of the image. It will display as 40”x 40”. The image can then be reduced in Photoshop at a selected dpi as described below.

The correct way to convert a 72 dpi file to a 300 dpi file in Photoshop:

a- Open file

b- Go to Image, Image Size

c- Divide pixel dimension width and height by 4.16

d- Change resolution from 72dpi to 300 dpi

e- Click on OK

f- Image will now resize itself correctly at 300 dpi

g- To change resolution from 72dpi to 150 divide pixel dimension width and height by 2.08 and change resolution from 72dpi to 150dpi. Follow the same steps as above.

• For best results:

-Use Jpeg Image file format only

-300 dpi maximum image resolution

-15 megabytes maximum upload size

• For textile designers remember to color group your initial image if you want a color reduced result or you will have to color reduce it afterwards.

Your “Image Galleries”

Create an Image Gallery:

Once you have subscribed, the “Create New Gallery” tab becomes an active link.

• Create an image gallery from the “Source Image Gallery” or from your personal files in your computer. Create as many galleries and collections as your subscription allows.

• It is best to begin by uploading your reference images to your “Source Image Gallery” and then go to “Create New Gallery” to initiate your client or project galleries.

Create a gallery:

a)- Scroll up to the “Image Playground” tab and click on “Create New Gallery”

b)- Click on “Create Gallery using Source Image” or

c)- Click on “Create a Gallery using New Image” to upload file from personal files on your computer.

d)- Click on the radio button below the image you have selected, give it a title and a description and then click on “Create”.

The gallery has now been created and is in your “My Image Gallery” in its alphabetical order location.

• Use your image galleries to manage the processed images you have selected. This will help in your decision making before you make your purchase.

Create a sub-gallery:

Once you have subscribed you will notice that the Sub-Galleries are great for managing your design and product groups.

a)- While in a Primary gallery click on Create Sub-Gallery. Browse your personal files or the “Source Image Gallery” and give your image a Title and a description and click “Create”. Go to the gallery destination and view your Sub-Gallery.

b)- You can also create a Sub-Gallery by clicking on the “Create Sub-Gallery” link on any of the large image previews with that active tab.

“Image Warehouse”

The Image Warehouse is your temporary image storage destination before you select a gallery to place it. You can store up to 100 images in the “Image Warehouse”.

Add processed images to your galleries:

• Scroll through the different design categories and preview the images you have processed. Click on any of the small thumbnails and see a larger preview.

To add the processed image to an existing gallery:

a)- While you are in the large preview. click on the “Add to Image Warehouse” link on the large preview. Repeat this process as needed.

b)- Scroll up to the top of the page to the “Image Playground” tab and click on the “My Image Galleries” link.

c)- Open the “Image Warehouse” and see the image you just stored there temporarily.

d)- Click on the image even while it is showing you a slightly larger preview and drag it to your selected gallery on the left and drop it. You can do this while your image gallery is closed or open. As you drag the image towards the gallery notice a large horizontal gray highlighted area displays. Drop the image in.

e)- Now, open the gallery by clicking on the primary gallery image and view the image you just transferred into it.

Manage your images in each of your galleries this way.

Work in Progress:

Save any work in progress session at any time in the process by clicking on the “Save Session” link in the “Work in Progress” menu tab above.

Return to that work area quickly and easily at anytime by clicking on “Restore Session”.

Making a selection:

As a licensed subscriber you have pre-purchased a specific image download subscription package. As you make your final selection and place each image in your shopping cart it is deducted from your total package. You can see the balance of images available in your account at any time by going to “My Account”

Sample Images:

The Sample Images Collection are common images for all subscribers to explore, process and apply. They are here to stimulate your creativity. Please remember that if you choose to use one of the images processed from this collection it may also have been used by another subscriber. We suggest you use these images for personal rather than commercial use.

Making a Purchase:

As a member you can purchase and download desired images. When you decide that you want to purchase an image, click on the small thumbnail of the image in the processed images area and the view will enlarge. Then click on “Add to shopping Cart”. On the left side of the page, under your login information, you can view your cart & review your selections. Make sure to delete any images you don't want. Once you click on “Purchase”, the design is yours to download once it is ready. Your image selection has now been deducted from the balance of images available in your pre-purchased package. You can see the list of images you have purchased at any time by going to “Purchased Images” folder at the top left of your screen. These purchased images remain in this folder in case you want to download them again.

The maximum “standard” downloadable processed image size that comes with your subscription package is 24”x 24”. All processed images that are larger tan 24”x 24” are automatically constrained to 24”x 24” for customer download. Example: If the processed 300 dpi image displays at 80” x 80” it will be constrained to a 24”x 24” standard image for your download. Your selection then goes through an image conversion process and is made available for you to pick up within 1 to 30 minutes but depending upon internet traffic it may take longer. You will receive notification that your selected image is available on your “Purchased Images” page. The status will start by displaying “Not ready” when you first select it and then change to “Ready”. At that point you can click on the order number and download it to your desktop. Your purchased images remain in your “Purchased Images” folder and are available for you at any time for future downloading.

Custom sized images larger than 24”x 24” will be available upon request along with detailed custom pricing. Contact Image Terrain for custom images.

NOTE:

We will send you an email when your subscription is close to running out. If you do not choose to re-subscribe your account and the images in it including all of your galleries will be discarded. So, please remember to subscribe if you want to maintain your libraries and images of future interest.