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."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Turning photos into text

The new Picture to People tool doesn't work only for simple images. You can even draw your favorite photos with text.

Usually it's a good idea use high contrast pictures. If you need, pre-process your photos before applying the effect. The pre-processing can be made using the Picture to People image editor.

Below I show an example about what the Typographic Photo effect can make.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Drawing images using text

Since I started releasing Picture to People tools online, people have been asking for a tool to draw pictures with text.

I have finally created this renderer and it's already online. It tries to keep the original image information as much as possible, and there is a configuration parameter to inform if you want prioritize the input image contours or the font rendering.

There are many font faces to choose from and you can draw even complex photos. It's a good idea to use good contrast input images.

Below I show an example of an input image and its drawing made of text.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A tool to mix photos and typography

I stopped developing my light library for a while.

I have seen some artworks a couple days ago that inspired me to create a new cool effect. This new one involves photos and typography too.

I'm developing it nowadays and I'm really excited about that. I'm sure this new Picture to People tool will be useful for a lot of people in many situations.

As the programming evolves, I will show here some results and examples.

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