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Creating a Vignette

Once you have prepared your image, bring it into Image Authoring by creating a vignette and importing the view image.
To Create a Vignette:
  1. On the File menu, click New .
  2. In the Vignette Properties dialog box, type a name for the vignette.
    The name of the vignette appears in the title bar when you open this vignette.
  3. To use a template with this vignette, choose it from the list.
  4. Choose 2D or 3D for this vignette.
    Choose 2D for vignettes displaying apparel, linens, and so on (without surrounding room scenes). Choose 3D for vignettes with three-dimensional items such as furniture or room scenes.
    A 3D object can reflect light and other objects in the vignette. In order for the 3D mode to have any effect, you must set up the geometry for the vignette and associate the 3D objects with geometry.
  5. Specify whether to embed the images for saved materials in the vignette file.
    If you check this box, copies of all texture and decal images placed in the Saved Materials list (on the Render page) are saved with the .vnt file in lossless PNG format, for easier transition to the Image Renderer. You can turn off this embedding behavior at any time without loss of information. You cannot embed information for cabinet, door, or window covering materials.
    If Image Authoring needs more information about the resolution of these material images, it prompts you.
    If you check this box, be careful when adding these materials to the [Favorite Materials] list or using materials from the [Material History] because Image Authoring may not be able to find them.
  6. Click the Color tab in the Vignette Properties dialog box and choose a working color space.
    All ICC RGB color spaces found in your system32\spool\drivers\color directory appear in this list. Changing the color space does not change any color information in your vignette, but it does change the way that colors appear on your monitor. This setting affects the current vignette only and is saved with the vignette. You can also set a default color space for all sessions of Image Authoring. If you export a vignette to an image format , you can embed this color space or convert to another one.
    You can proof the color space to see what looks best for this image on your monitor.
  7. Click OK .
    The View Properties dialog box appears. In the View Properties dialog box, click the General tab, then click Action . Select Load from File to select your view image. Navigate to the folder that contains the image you want to use, select the image, click Open .
    You can set a preference that displays previews of images in this dialog box.
  8. Name your view image and set any default resolution and render settings .
  9. Click OK .