Pattern Frame - Patterns Along Image Borders
 

 
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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Pattern Frame

 

The Pattern Frame is formed by regular patterns generated all along the perimeter of the image. As a pattern you can take a sample from the built-in Texture Library (flowers, butterflies, hearts, cakes, etc) or load your own images on a transparent background.

Pattern Frame

The Settings Panel lets choosing a texture to generate a frame and adjust the parameters for the selected frame.

 

Texture. Select a group from the list and a texture (pattern) from the Texture Library.

Texture Library

The program comes with a rich collection of textures. Textures for the Pattern Frame are found under Pattern and are grouped in several sets.

The selected (current) texture is displayed in a square button which also lets opening the Library.

Texture

Click on the square, you will see all textures in the selected group (for example, Nature). Now you can select a pattern by clicking on it.

Nature Textures

    Hint: It is possible to apply your own textures. It can be any image in these formats: JPEG, BMP, TIFF, or PNG.

    For pattern frames we recommend to use PNG images with an object on a transparent area.

    To load your own texture into AKVIS ArtSuite, select <Custom>… in the list.

 

Adjust the following parameters for this digital picture frame:

Frame Width. This parameter sets the width of the frame. The values of the parameter vary from 0 to 100%. At 0% there is no frame, at 100% the width of the frame makes a quarter of the minimum image size (as to its width or height). For example, for an image 600 x 800 pixels the 100% width of the frame is calculated as follows: 1/4 from the minimum size (600 px) is 150 pixels.

Frame Width = 30% Frame Width = 80%
Frame Width = 30% Frame Width = 80%

 

Texture Brightness. This parameter allows changing the brightness of the original texture. The values of the parameter vary from 0 to 200%. The brightness of the original texture equals 100%. To darken the frame, set the value of the parameter less than 100%; to brighten the frame, set a value higher than 100%.

Texture Brightness = 80% Texture Brightness = 140%
Texture Brightness = 80% Texture Brightness = 140%

 

Check-box Flip Texture Vertical. When the check-box is enabled the texture is oriented to the horizontal line, that is top-down.

Check-box Flip Texture Vertical disabled Check-box Flip Texture Vertical enabled
Check-box Flip Texture Vertical disabled Check-box Flip Texture Vertical enabled

 

Check-box Flip Texture Horizontal. When the check-box is enabled the texture is oriented to the vertical line, that is right-to-left.

Check-box Flip Texture Horizontal disabled Check-box Flip Texture Horizontal enabled
Check-box Flip Texture Horizontal disabled Check-box Flip Texture Horizontal enabled

 

There are several variants of texture lay-out in corners and on the sides of the frame.

  • Without rotation (the check-box Tumble Texture is disabled).

    Without rotation
  • Texture rotates in the corners and on the sides (the check-boxes Tumble Texture and Tumble Texture in Corners are enabled).

    Texture rotates in the corners and on the sides
  • Texture rotates on the sides but not in the corners (the check-box Tumble Texture is enabled while the check-box Tumble Texture in Corners is disabled).
    Texture rotates on the sides but not in the corners

Check-box Scale Image to Frame. When the check-box Scale Image to Frame is enabled, the image is scaled to fit the frame. When the check-box is disabled, the frame overlays the image on it borders.

Frame Color. This parameter sets the color of the frame under the pattern (this parameter can be set only if the check-box Scale Image to Frame is enabled. To select a color double-click on the color plate and select a color from the Select Color dialog.

Check-box Scale Image to Frame is disabled Check-box Scale Image to Frame is enabled and yellow is set as the background color
Check-box Scale Image to Frame
is disabled
Check-box Scale Image to Frame
is enabled
and yellow is set as the background color

 

Transparent. When the check-box Transparent is enabled the pattern is drawn on a trasparent background. It can be useful on an image with several layers to use the lower layer(s) as the background color for the pattern.

Check-box Transparent enabled
Check-box Transparent enabled

 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — How To Use The Program — How To Use The Program
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Black & White — Black & White
   — Shift Colors — Shift Colors
   — Channel Mixer — Channel Mixer
   — Texture — Texture
   — Glamour — Glamour
   — Two Keys — Two Keys
   — Halftone Effect — Halftone Effect
Frames Frames
   — Classic — Classic
   — Pattern — Pattern
   — Strokes — Strokes
   — Scratches — Scratches
   — Page Curl — Page Curl
   — Squares — Squares
   — Ragged — Ragged
   — Spray — Spray
   — Artistic Frame — Artistic Frame
   — Artistic Crop — Artistic Crop
   — Frost — Frost
   — Hand Painted Frame — Hand Painted Frame
Examples Examples
   — Berlin Cathedral Postcard — Berlin Cathedral Postcard
   — Change Seasons — Change Seasons
   — Create Your Own Art Gallery — Create Your Own Art Gallery
   — Make a Calendar  — Make a Calendar
   — Prowling Tiger — Prowling Tiger
   — Frog Prince House — Frog Prince House
   — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial) — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial)
   — Relaxing at the River — Relaxing at the River
   — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger! — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger!
   — Handmade Wedding Invitation — Handmade Wedding Invitation
   — Making Your Own Frames — Making Your Own Frames
   — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect
   — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors
   — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory
   — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges
   — Old Paper Effect — Old Paper Effect

 

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