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."

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A new interface template

I have published a new appearance to P2P site. Its new look and feel is better concerning what people consider a "nice and beautiful" site these days. The old look was from 2009 and that time the common sense about web design still was reasonably different. Things change faster and faster.

This task took me a lot of time, because the original CSS was very fragmented and the site is giant. Also it was hard to create a new style without losing P2P identity.

Moreover, a substantial part of the client scripts was refactored and redeveloped. Behind the scenes, the site is different now.

All this means that, if you use P2P frequently or have used it recently, the cache of your browser can make the site look badly formatted and full of errors (old css and old js will not work). Clean all your browser cache if something goes wrong for you.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

A new error handling engine was deployed

I released a totally new error handling engine. It was developed from scratch to make Picture to People a better site to use.

This new error catching software can show better information when something goes wrong, so P2P error messages can be much more useful and informative. We also improved the how to use page to explain better several situations many users has trouble to understand.

We have tested this new engine for several hundred hours, but we can't reproduce all possible environments and situations. If you can, help us to fully test this new module. Please, make some use of your favorite online photo editors or online text generators, so inform at our discussion group if you find any misbehavior.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Create 3D sand photo effects online

I have released two new photo effects to turn photos into sand sculptures or drawings respectively.

The online photo editor that convert photos into sand sculptures has an interesting configuration level. It even has two kinds of 3D sculpting styles and the best one depends strongly on the input photo and the style of graphic effect you intend. You can use it at the Sand Sculpt 3D Photo Effect Creator page.

The other online photo effect generator is simpler, but it is able to draw the contours and silhouettes of your photo on a sand ground, so it also can generate beautiful results. Try it at the Drawing Sand Photo Effect Creator page.

Here there is a photo and a 3D sculpture made of sand that was generated by using the first online photo editor cited above.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

New blue fire text logo effect creators online

Recently I have published two new fire text effects in our Online Text Effects software that already had hundreds of different text generators, including a lot of fire text effect styles.

Anyway, analyzing the site traffic, I could see a lot of users had been using the blue fire logo effects P2P already offered. This was my motivation to create some new blue fire effects for text.

It can look strange for many people, but creating a blue fire design is harder than creating a traditional fire, because, in the first case, we have much less colors to work with. Below you see an example of each new online blue fire text generator (click a image to enlarge it).

The Online Text Effects page is very big (it has a huge number of text generators), so, if you are interested just in fire text effects, you can go to a page containing just Online Fire Text Logo Generators.

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Text effect tutorials (26)

Here we go with the text logo tutorials from previous month. See them all at the Online Text Logo Effects page.

- a Transformers text effect online;
- a 3D fabric text effect;
- a gadget text effect online.

These tuts teach you how to get these nice text logo effects (see them big at the original posts):

The Transformers text effect has a bonus: it is exclusive and can just be generated by following the related tutorial (P2P is the only software that has the used effect). Create beautiful text logo effects with these Online Cool Text Effect Generators released by the Picture to People project.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Create your own graffiti message online

If you would like to create a graffiti message, now you can make it virtually. Thanks to the new P2P software online.

By using this online text generator, you can produce virtual graffiti that seems realistic like if you had made them in real world.

This graffiti maker is simple to use, but have interesting features like several text drawing styles and several realistic wall types. Use this psychedelic urban style of communication to create a protest message or any other kind of text that comes to your mind.

Below there is a sample of what this online graffiti software can make (click to enlarge). Try it at the Cool Wall Graffiti Text Creator page.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Turning photos into vintage drawings

Our online image editor developed to transform photos into retro look drawings has been used for a lot of P2P users since it was published (I analyze the site traffic almost daily). Have you tried it yet?

This online photo effect generators is intuitive to use and works well for a big range of photos and other kinds of images. Even if your input image as a bad quality, there still are hope. This photo effect editor has parameters that help you to improve the input image, so it's easier to achieve a result as you wish.

To inspire you, I post below a new example of this software in action. Use the Drawing Vintage Photo Effect Creator to turn your photos into beautiful drawings with a vintage mood.

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