Adding a Picture
Pictures are high-resolution photographs of objects you can
use to decorate your landscape designs. The backgrounds have been professionally
removed so they can be used with any design. Many different types of objects are
included, such as planters, rockery, birdbaths, statuary, and much more.
To add a picture:
Click Add Picture.
Select the desired picture by clicking the picture in the property window.
Click to add the picture. Hold Ctrl while you click to add more than
Rotate and scale the picture as needed for your landscape.
The Picture object was used for the bench in the following
The picture’s shape and size is determined by four points.
You can freely edit these points to change the shape and size as desired. This
can be used, for example, to modify the picture to better match the perspective
of the background.
To edit the points:
Click Edit Points.
Select the point(s) you want to change. Click a point to select it and deselect
other points. Press and hold Shift while clicking to select multiple
points. You can also draw a box around the points you want to select.
Click and drag any of the selected points to move them. You can also click and
drag on the line between two points to just change that edge.
When done, click Edit Points again to leave point-editing mode.
In the following landscape design, a birdbath was added to
the garden area.
Below is the same birdbath after the points have been
adjusted to reduce the height and widen the top. (The screen shot was taken with
Edit Points mode enabled to illustrate how the points affect the
Controlling the Render Order
When working with overlapping objects, you can control
which ones are rendered first. For example, you can use this to ensure your
pictures appear on top of the lawn. See Controlling the Render Order for
Scaling Objects and Rotating Objects for details on how to scale and
can change the color and brightness of your pictures, and even create new ones.
See Editing Color and Brightness and
Editing using the Realtime
Picture Editor for details.
Setting Object Properties