What is Picture to People ?

"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.

"Only who makes has true knowledge. Knowledge is control. True power depends on total control. Only who makes from scratch has the real power."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hiper realistic reflective metallic text logos

My new class of logo generators to create astonishing realistic reflective text effects entered the beta stage.

I traditionally publish realistic text effects in P2P site, but since some time ago I really want to offer realistic shiny and reflective text logo generators.

I needed to rewrite some parts of Maccala and Pixsycho and also research some totally new algorithms to be able to code these new effects. I hope I can release this new softwares in some more weeks.

Below you see two text logos I created recently by using these new fresh logo generators. The first is a red crystal text logo effect and the second is a reflective golden text logo effect.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Text effect tutorials (25)

It's my traditional digest of text effect tutorials I have posted last month. You can see them at my blog about Online Text Logo Effects.

- a binary code text effect;
- a rusty blocked metallic text effect;
- a jungle text effect online;

Following these tutorials you can create these high quality text logos (see them big at the original posts):

Create awesome text logo effects with these Online Cool Text Logo Generators published at Picture to People site.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to draw photos using text

I have published a new software focused on creating typographic photo effects. In other words, this effect generator can recreate photos by using text.

P2P already had an online typography effect, but this one is more modern, more configurable and able to create different results.

This new photo typographic effect maker has features like:
- optional input image improvement;
- anti-aliased text drawing;
- several composition styles;
- many font to choose;
- good original information preservation.

Below you see two examples (click to enlarge):

Turn your best photos into typographic pictures by using the Photo Typography Effect Generator now.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Exclusive frozen text logo generators online

I have researched and developed several new procedural frozen and ice text effects. These ice effects can be used to create logos, banners, headers, names or anything you want. P2P site is the only place where you can find them.

Some nice features:
- cover all nature ice appearances;
- very easy to use;
- more than 400 fonts to try;
- anti-aliased rendering;
- supports white ice effects and blue ice effects.

By using this new ice logo creator, you can generate, for example:
- traditional ice text effects;
- crystal ice text effects;
- frozen text effects;

- melting ice text effects;
- snow text effects.

Here I posted two examples, so you can have a good idea about what this fresh frozen text generator can make (click the image to see in real size):

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Text effect tutorials (24)

These are the text effect tutorials I have published in February. See them all at my blog about Online Text Logo Tutorials.

- an electronic circuit text effect;
- a dark scary text effect;
- a colorful Carnival text effect online;

Following these tutorials you can create these high quality text logos (see them big at the original posts):

Generate countless text logo effects by using the Cool Text Logo Generators Online from Picture to People project.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

New shiny realistic text effects to be used online

I'm very excited because the new P2P software to create a different class of dramatically realistic texts is entering the beta stage.

I'm already able to generate some world class effects. Some of them are so similar to real objects that I believe this new graphic tool will take Picture to People project to the highest level of graphic effects, producing results that could be used in Hollywood.

If everything goes right (and I hope it goes), you will be able to create easily, online and for free many text effects that before just could be made by using the most expensive desktop graphic programs with great design skills.

Below I show you a teasing result I have just created by using one of these new upcoming P2P text effects (click the image to see in real size):

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Realistic refective text effects

I'm working very hard to create a new software able to generate very reflective text effects. These special texts would represent a new class of effects in Picture to People software (probably the last one that is still missing concerning text effects).

It has been a difficult challenge mainly because of the discrete nature of pixels and because these new algorithms need to be fast to run in P2P server.

If everything goes right, these new text effects will be very realistic. Below you can see two preliminary examples created with some test algorithms in alpha stage.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Online grayscale effect generator

I have just released a new utility. It can transform any image you want into grayscale and it goes beyond the trivial filter you see everywhere.

This grayscale photo effect generator has useful features like:
- accepts JPG, GIF and PNG images;
- has several ways to transform the original colors into gray tones;
- offers great control of number of gray levels (you can even create black and white images);
- let you choose the quality level of JPG outputs;
- preserves alpha information (transparency) for GIF and PNG images.

Here you see some examples changing the grayscale criterion and number of gray tones:

You can use this new P2P utility at the Grayscale Image Generator page. I didn't announced it in the middle column of the main page, but there is a menu item to this tool in the "Utilities" section of the left side menu.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Text effect tutorials (23)

Here I show you the text effect tutorials I have posted previous month. Read them at my blog about Online Text Effects.

- a artistic abstract text effect;
- a war text effect;
- a blue fire text effect;
- a bronze Spartacus text effect;

That tutorials tell you how to generate these beautiful text effects (see the real size images at the original posts):

You have infinite ways to make amazing text effects if you try the Cool Online Text Generators offered at Picture to People site.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Photo halftone effect generators

I have just released two new Picture to People online tools able to create halftone photo effects. Have fun using them for free.

Halftone Image Generator: developed to turn pictures or any images into kind of traditional, high quality halftones. It creates monochrome dithering drawings, but they keep the most relevant spacial and luminance information.

Colorful Photo Halftone Creator: published to generate beautiful artistic colorful halftone drawings, mainly focused on dealing with photos. This tool offers some interesting freedom degrees that let you decide the output detail level, so it can handle very detailed portraits.

Here you can see a photo and two halftone effects produced by using these new P2P softwares respectively:

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Online caption generator for photos

Now Picture to People has a powerful tool to easily add amazing text captions to photos or any images.

Since nowadays most P2P text generators offer optional transparent background, you can think this new software is not a big deal because you can generate text effects and set them over a photo later.

You really can make any composition with our graphic texts, but this new software is not just a matter of easiness. It has several exclusive features, like for example:
 - high font size granularity;
- customizable text rotation;
- colored shadow;
- double border level;
- innovative text layouts.

This tool uses my new, exclusive, context sensitive, letters distance adjust algorithm, so the software lays the text out nicely even when drawing in a waved or circular flow for example.

Below you see a photo with several text captions inserted by using the software to Add Text To Photo Online.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Realistic 3D logo editors online

Now you can convert trivial black and white logos to 3D logos rendered with realistic materials. It's easy, fast and free!

I have released more than 1150 realistic 3D logo editors. They have nice features like:

- grouped by themes (it helps you to find what you need);
- optional "aliasing remover" for poor inputs;
- amazing control over shadow;
- anti-aliased rendering;
- more than 450 fonts to choose from;
- optional anti-aliased transparent background (as PNG files).

Below you see some examples of what can be made by using these new softwares. Now everybody can create a logo with amazing look just having a "stencil image".

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Text effect tutorials (22)

It's the traditional post showing the text effect tutorials I have written previous month. See them at the Blog of Online Text Effects.

- a classic chrome text effect;
- a draft 3D text effect;
- a grunge Gothic 3D text effect;

These are the tutorials you need to read to learn to create these nice text effects (see the real size images at the original posts):

You have endless possibilities to create the best online text effects if you use the Online Text Generators offered at Picture to People site.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Make beautiful logos and icons with cool effects

Now Picture to People project offers a tool that was very requested by users last year: a software pack able to render effects for logos.

The idea is simple and easy: you upload a black and white image that represents the "stencil" of your logo. P2P software interprets this input and renders the effect of your choice.

I hope this new class of online softwares helps many people to get more visual appealing logos, icons symbols or whatever they need in an simple, easy and fast way.

Bellow you see some examples of these new tools in action (the first image is the input black and white stencil). You can see the complete list of logo effects at the Online Logo Editors page.

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