Hey man, so I apologize for not getting back to you earlier. Good news-- I ended up going with Picaris a few weeks back and they are willing to let me demo their software for not too much up front cost.
Now in order to render the textures on the pillow, I need to create an endless repeat of the texture (see: [url removed, login to view] ). This is also known as tessellation.
Having no photoshop experience, I don't know where to begin with this. My images of the fabrics are quite large (very high quality) so I need someone who really knows what they are doing. High quality renderings is a requirement for this project.
I can pay about $1.50 per image for the endless repeat. I know that is not necessarily a lot, but I'm hoping I can find someone. I posted a project on freelancer and people were willing to do it for less but I can't judge the quality of their work.
Since when I talked to you last, you seemed like an intelligent, sincere guy who produces good quality work. I'm not sure if you are looking for a work like this, but if you are, and if you think this is something you can do, I would like to discuss further. Please let me know as soon as possible!
PS: This is ongoing work -- I may send about 10-30 images per week for the next two months or so (as we receive and photograph the fabrics). I can send you an example of a fabric that would need the endless repeat tomorrow if you would like.