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."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to create hatched drawings from photos

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Have you ever tried our engraved photo drawing app that was released recently?

By using it, you can design very beautiful hatched drawings from photos. If you spend some time learning how the several configuration elements work, you can produce very artistic sketch drawings from most kinds of photos, even the most difficult to deal with.

As a special tip, beware this sketch effect app works better with input images that have a relative smooth look. Images that have many regions with high frequency textures can get overdrawn. To minimize this problem, you can choose the "Soft" drawing style and maybe apply a dark or pastel color improvement.

Below I show you a portrait transformed into a hatched drawing by using Picture to People Hatched Drawing Photo Editor.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Neon light photo effect creator online

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Despite P2P already had some cool light photo effects including the Rainbow Neon Light Photo Effect, I created a more complex, delicate and detailed one. It's online and ready to use.

This photo light effect is easier to use and can preserve better the original colors and shapes from input image.

By using this new Neon Light Photo Effect Editor you can create beautiful shiny light drawings from your portraits and landscapes. It was really hard to create an algorithm able to produce a good balance between the source preservation and the light glow, but I think the result was worthy.

Below you can see a photo from a wolf and a cool glow photo effect designed by using that light effect app.



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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Text effect tutorials (34)

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You could like to see the last text logo tutorials I have posted previous months at the Text Effect Tutorials blog. Subscribe to see new posts as soon as they are published.

- a New Years Eve glitter text effect;
- a breaking rock text logo effect online;
- a 3D shiny glitter text logo online.

These tuts help you to design these nice text logo effects (see bigger images at the proper posts):





Design top text logo effects by using the Cool Text Logo Generators for free.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

New photo cartoon effect generator

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Now Picture to People site offers a new cool cartoon generator software. Despite its internal complexity, it offer a simple and easy to use interface to let you create amazing cartoons form your photos.

Recently I have researched a new color reduction model and a new region simplification algorithm. By using these new graphic tools, I have created a new cool cartoon photo effect.

I have also used a new contour and outline generation algorithm. It can produce beautiful, high fidelity contours with several mixed detail levels and a very important new feature: colorful lines. Since this algorithm doesn't produce just black contours as the previous ones I had developed, it helps to create really fresh new cartoon styles.

Below I show you a cartoon drawing created by using this new Cartoon Photo Editor.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

How to create sci-fi futuristic text logo effect online

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Now Picture to People site has a text logo generator app able to produce amazing eye catching sci-fi text effects.

Some features of this cool futuristic text effect app are:
- professional anti-aliased rendering;
- realistic shiny reflective metallic rendering;
- bright or dark futuristic styles;
- several color schemes;
- light configuration;
- creation of text effects with a beautiful 3D look;
- optional transparent background;
- more than 450 font faces to select.

You can see a sci-fi logo created by using this Sci-Fi Futuristic Text Effect Logo Maker App shown below.


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Create engraved drawing illustrations from photos online

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I have released online a new drawing photo effect app in Picture to People site. I'm glad about this, because it's a cool addition to our famous list of drawing and illustration effect photo editors.

This new photo effect app can produce very beautiful and realistic engraved drawings from portraits, landscapes or any kind of images. By using this online photo editor, it's possible to get drawing with techniques similar to woodcut, engraving, etching, and scratchboard for example.

While I intend to research a specific sketch photo effect focused on hatching drawing styles, depending on the configurations you set and your input image, you can get hatched and crosshatched drawings by using this photo sketch app.

Besides, this online sketch app was developed mainly to create pen and ink drawings, but you also can imitate other medias and styles with this free sketch software.

Below you see a cool engraved illustration photo effect designed by using the Pen and Ink Engraved Drawing Photo Effect App.


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cracked photo effect maker online

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By using Picture to People site you can turn your photos and other images into cracked pieces.

This online photo editor offers some interesting configuration options. You can even use different cracking styles.

Below you can see a cracked photo that was designed by using our Online Cracked Photo Effect Editor.


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Friday, February 6, 2015

Create 3D blocks text logos online

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Now P2P site has a nice 3D logo generator able to create very cool 3D block texts.

This software has nice features like:
- fast rendering with light calculation heuristic;
- more than 450 font faces to choose;
- nice control on text rotation;
- anti-aliased rendering;
- optional transparent background (as semi-transparent PNG image file).

Below you see a nice 3D blocks logo generated by using this 3D Blocks Text Effect Maker (click image to see in real size).


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

LED text effect generator online

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I have published at Picture to People site a logo maker that is able to design cool LED text logos online. It's very simple to use, so you can create a nice LED text message in a few seconds.

This LED generator offers a huge number of font faces as usual for P2P graphic apps, and you have control of LED color and size. This helps you to create LED plates with different bright levels and styles.

Below you can see a LED text created by using this glowing Led Text Logo Generator. Click the image to see that LED logo effect in real size.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Interface improvements and new features

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Picture to People site has just received several nice improvements:

- bigger and more spaced fonts, making it easier to use in small devices;
- now its width fits best tablet screens in portrait orientation;
- new contextual menu at page bottom, easier to read and find what you want;
- a direct download button for almost all online graphic softwares;
- a search box - now you can easily search all our thousands effects.

Since the site was improved in its core, if you have used it recently, we strongly suggest you clean your browser cache before using it again, or you can get misbehaviors.



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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Create Lego photo effects online

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Use the new P2P online photo effect generator to turn your photos into cool Lego pieces.

This free Lego photo editor has nice configuration option, so you can use your favorite portraits and landscapes to produce several styles of Lego toys.

Below you see a Lego style generated from a photo by using the Lego Toy Photo Effect Generator.



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Burn photo effect generator online

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Now Picture to People site offers a nice graphic app to create a fire frame on your photos.

In fact, this fire photo effect generator will burn the borders of your images with a hot flaming fire. I intended to develop this fire photo filter since a long time ago, but just now I had time for it.

This cool online fire effect software has nice configuration options, including 3 fire styles to design impressive burning photos, so for sure you will easily create an outstanding flaming photo effect style as you would like.

Create beautiful creative fire photo manipulations like the one shown below by using our Burning Fire Photo Effect Maker.



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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Create smoke effects from photos

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Today I have released a new P2P software. It can turn your pictures into smoke while keeping the most important graphic information from original image.

In fact, this smoke effect software was hard to develop and is very sensible to the input image features. In other words, the final effect generated depends strongly on the graphic features of the photo, like, for example, luminance frequency and distribution.

Anyway, I tried to create a smoke application with simple parameters, but that can help you to get a nice smoke effect for most kinds of photos. If you change the configuration items wisely, probably you will be able to get a very nice smoke drawing from your favorite pictures.

Below I show you a photo and a smoke effect created from it by using our Smoke Photo Effect Generator.


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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Design 3D fancy text logos online

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Now Picture to People site has a collection of free online logo generators focused on creating cool fancy logos online. As usual, these new logo makers are easy, fast and free.

This text fancy makers are from new P2P generation of logo makers, so you have a nice control of light rendering, giving you fresh new possibilities to create impressive logos for any mood or graphic style, with any background color.

Below I show you a nice fancy text logo created online by using this new set of text logo generators. Create your own at the Fancy Text Logo Generators page. There are many fancy logo styles, so for sure you will be able to design a great colorful fancy logo that is perfect to your page, banner, title, header, image composition, graphic design or whatever you want.



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Sunday, January 4, 2015

How to create realistic fur text effect online

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I have published a collection of realistic fur text generators at Picture to People site. Now producing the best fur texts is easy as never before: give some clicks and you are done.

You have many fur text creators to choose and all can design realistic fur logos, let you control the fur size and offer an optional transparent background.

Below you can see a realistic fur text logo generated by using the Realistic Fur Text Effect Logo Generators at P2P site (click the fur text image to see in real size).


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Create dragon logo text effect online

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Now you can use Picture to People to create amazing dragon text effects.

These new logo generators can design realistic results. To mimic a "dragon style" I developed text effect makers that create logos made scaring scales and fire.

This special text effect app is nicely customizable. Depending on the style you choose, you can think the scales are burning or are surrounded by fire.

Below I show you a dragon text logo effect created online by using our Dragon Text Effect Logo Generators.



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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Improved online 3D graffiti text maker

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I have found a minor bug in our popular Free Online Graffiti Generator. Since then, I have worked a lot to remove that problem (many users don't ever noticed it, it was really small, but Picture to People has a policy of zero known bugs).

After that, I took advantage of remembering every single detail of the creation and development of this free graffiti app, so I have made some nice improvements. Our very customizable online graffiti maker now is has even more options and creates even more beautiful graffiti styles.

Just to remind you, if you want, you can graffiti your 3D text realistically in a wall, as you can see in the the second graffiti text sample below. You could also like to know we have other free graffiti creator app focused on graffiti text messages on wall.




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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Researches about hair and fur drawing

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Picture to People libraries are getting more and more advanced and complicated. Since some time ago, I'm researching about new realistic techniques to render some nature structures like fur and hair.

I'm developing my own exclusive algorithms and I have already got some advances. I could already create some code able to generate interesting fur and hair patterns.

Below you can see a letter "a" rendered by using the model I already researched to produce fur. There still are a long way to a production level software to create 3D fur text effects, but the effort has been worthy so far.
My algorithms don't cheat like some desktop graphic softwares that use brushes to create this kind of effect. The piece above was drawn using thousands of vector based hair structures created from scratch in rendering pipeline.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Create grunge photo effects online for free

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Since some time ago, Picture to People site has an online photo editor focused on creating stylized grunge image effects.

This photo grunge app offers nice configuration items and several grunge styles, so for sure you will find a cool grunge effect to use in your photo manipulations, graphic design or image compositions.

Despite this photo effect editor can seem simple to some people, it's not. It's an elaborated image editor that makes a lot of calculations to preserve the important information from the original picture while creating amazing grunge looks.

Below you see a grunge photo transformation created by this Grunge Photo Effect Generator.



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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Realistic frozen icy text effects online

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Now you can create 3D realistic ice text effects as never before, thanks to the new fresh ice text maker app I released in Picture to People project.

These ice text generators can be really very impressive. They can create top ice effects even when drawn over a white background (usually ice texts are created on black or very dark backgrounds). Anyway, you can get your frozen logo with an anti-aliased transparent background (produced as semi-transparent PNG image file) to use with any background image you want.

There are several frozen ice styles in this new ice text generator application: wintry, icy, frosty, blizzard and glacial. For sure you will be able to create a professional level 3D ice logo to your graphic design.

Below you see a cool ice text logo created by using our 3D Realistic Ice Text Effect Logo Maker


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