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."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Creating graffiti art from photos online

Some time ago I have shown here an example of graffiti you can create from photos and pictures by using the Photo Graffiti Effect Generator released online.

That old example looks like an image created by drawing with sprays in a wall. The chosen renderer is nice, but that free graffiti creator has many painting styles, so you can make a lot of different artistic pieces.

Below you can see another drawing type offered by this online graffiti software. This style creates a modernist painting made by using acrylic ink and brushes. By clicking the image, you can see it in full size.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New free online text effects under development

I'm very busy developing new text effects to be released in the Picture to People site.

I'm creating new text effect generators and I hope they can be very realistic. Probably the next releases will be online text effect creators from this list:

- 3D Burnt wood text effects;
- 3D ice text effects;
- 3D copper text effects;
- 3D lava text effects.

Maybe I can publish one of them this month yet.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

More fonts to create special text effects online

I have published some more fonts to be used with most of Picture to People online text effect generators. Since I also use P2P software to make my design works, I always miss a new different font to have more options and make my life easier. :)

As usual, you can choose these new font faces when using most of our free online text effect creators, like for example:
Below you can see how some of these new fonts looks like. These now regular fonts can be a big help to create unusual or special text effects.

As a P2P user, you can ask for new fonts to be included in the generators list. The requests should be made by posting a new thread at the Picture to People discussion group. Before requesting new fonts, regard any new font must comply with these requisites to be eligible as a P2P font:
1) be reasonably different from the already offered fonts;
2) implement at least all letters, numbers and punctuation marks;
3) be free for personal and commercial use.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New realistic 3D text effect generators online

I have published more than 50 new text effect creators as part of the Professional Text Effects online software. Several text effect themes now have a bigger amount of exciting realistic effects to you use for free.

Here it's the list of online 3D text makers that have new high quality effects:

- 3D Bamboo Text Effects: 4 new realistic effects;
- 3D Fabric Text Effects: 8 new realistic effects;
- 3D Floral Text Effects: 4 new realistic effects;
- 3D Geometric Text Effects: 1 new realistic effect;
- 3D Glass Text Effects: 1 new realistic effect;
- 3D Golden Text Effects: 7 new realistic effects;
- 3D Grunge Text Effects: 3 new realistic effects;
- 3D Ice Text Effects: 4 new realistic effects;
- 3D Letter Text Effects: 1 new realistic effect;
- 3D Painted Text Effects: 2 new realistic effects;
- 3D Paper Text Effects: 4 new realistic effects;
- 3D Psychedelic Text Effects: 3 new realistic effects;
- 3D Rainbow Text Effects: 1 new realistic effect;
- 3D Rusty Metal Text Effects: 2 new realistic effects;
- 3D Wooden Text Effects: 5 new realistic effects;

Below I show some realistic text effects created by using these new eye catching 3D text generators.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Is it worthy using Google+ ?

Do you like Google products? Well ... most people say "yes", because they have good technology and you can use them (usually) free of charge. I like some, others not very much.

I'm talking about this because I have created a page on Google+ for Picture to People project. In my opinion, Google is kind of imitating Facebook and trying to dominate the world in the area of social media and online content sharing, as they almost monopolized other segments. Everything they make aims to earn money. Sooner or later they will publish ads in all places of this new platform called "Google+". We see ads in Gmail and YouTube all the time, for example.

Anyway ...

I created the page because we can't just ignore any big social platform. Google+ seems to be growing (Google makes everything to push it up) and there already are people who really like it.

Furthermore, despite I didn't know how to use Google+ very well (usually there are several way to make to same thing and it really looks confusing to me), the page on Google+ seems to be the easiest and most comfortable way to follow all blogs that talk about Picture to People (because such blogs are in Google's blogging platform called "blogger") and even interact with P2P team. Just by following this page, you will see instantly what posts were published and related content. The page looks to have a nice engine for publishing comments too (all followers can comment).

So ... if you like to follow new technology trends and like Google softwares, I invite you to come with me to try it and see if this Picture to People page on Google+ can really make easy and intuitive we share news, informations, tips, images and content in general.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Turn photos into graffiti paintings online

I have released a software to turn photos into graffiti arts. I have received several requests from users to make something like this.

This new graffiti generator is nice and can draw your images over papers, fabrics, grounds, walls, woods, etc. Furthermore, it has many rendering styles.

This tools is versatile, so you can even make an effect that looks like if your photo was drawn on a paper sheet by using a pencil. Below I show you an example. In this case, it's like a traditional graffiti shading painted on a brick wall.

You can try this new online graffiti generator at the Photo Graffiti Effect Generator page in Picture to People site.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Create horror text effects online

I have just published some more fonts to be used with Picture to People text effects. This time I focused on macabre or scary fonts.

The list with more than 450 font faces already had some horror fonts, but I decided to improve the macabre theme. Now you can generate new interesting scary effects, usually by using glow text effects, stone text effects or other special effects P2P offers.

Below you can see a sample 3D horror text effect created by using one of these new fonts recently published. I didn't try to make something really special in this example. I just intended to show how a scary font can be nice when you need one.

As usual, you can use these fresh fonts in most our online text effect generators. Go to Picture to People and use them right now.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New special fonts for text effects online

Keeping our commitment to always offer more and more choices and options, I have just published 25 new non-regular fonts to be used with most of Picture to People online text effects.

Now there are almost 500 amazing fonts to you choose from when using our text effects. I can tell we have almost any style of font you can find out there. Among the text effect softwares that offer these new fonts are:
Below I show samples of some of these new uncommon fonts you can now use in Picture to People site.

As maybe you know, special font faces can, many times, help us to get even more exciting or unpredictable effect results. Sooner or latter I will show how to use some of these new fonts to get smart and beautiful text effects at the blog about Text Effects Tutorials.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Text effect tutorials (11)

Here it's the usual post telling you what text effect tutorials were published last month. You can get more details at my blog about Online Text Effects Tutorials.

- a dark reflective metallic text;
- a realistic transparent 3D glass text effect;
- other wooden text effect;
- a stylized water text effect;

These tuts will show you how to get these final text images:

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Create lava text effects online for free

I have just published a new section at the already very big P2P software called Online Text Effects.

Now there are some very beautiful, ready to use lava text effects. Using them along with some interesting font faces, you can create awesome results.

Below I show you an amazing example created by using one of these new lava effects. I took advantage of a suitable font to create a dropping lava text effect. You can see the lava "follows" the font shape (despite its intrinsic randomness), so it's like if the text itself is made of lava.

You can use this shortcut to go directly to the Lava Text Effects section. Choose the lava text you like most and try it right now.

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