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."

Monday, December 21, 2009

Innovative carving effect

I was tired of the same old carving effects based on some variation of directional Laplacian, so I created a much more complex and realistic one. I called it "Photo Stone".

Some of its main features:

- suitable to photos;

- tries to be realistic without to be to much destructive concerning spacial information;

- tries to keep the original colors as much as possible.

You can make a comparison with the more traditional carving effects going to Picture to People Photo Effects and choosing "carved" in left side menu.

Below you can see a photo and a carved example. You can use this tool by yourself in Picture to People carving effect generator.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Vector drawing library

I lot of people ask me how I make Picture to People. Well, I develop P2P by using my own graphic libraries I create from scratch.

One of my newest libraries is Maccala, a vector based rendering library with professional anti-aliasing e many advanced features. I have been developing it intensively for the last 2 years.

Having this library in hand, I could develop even more advanced features like my own font rendering engine.

If you are a software developer or are just curious, you could like to visit the page about Picture to People vector based drawing library. This URL has many interesting sample images.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Liquid text: a realistic example

Now you have a good ideia about what the "Liquid Text" tool can make, I show you a complete and realistic example.

It's a water text created over a photo. Usually you can get a nice, eye catching result when drawing over a photo if you enforce the 3D properties of your liquid text. If you draw over a simple, plain color background, probably you should use a different configuration.

Despite water text is the one people usually use most, you can get many other kinds of liqui text using this Picture to People text generator tool.

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