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."

Thursday, March 31, 2016

New bevel text logo effects online

Since a small time ago, Picture to People offers hundreds of realistic bevel text effects online. After its release, this bevel text maker application made a big success and become one of the most used P2P text generator tools.

This tool was developed extremely versatile and powerful, because it uses some real 3D algorithms to generate its results. When I transformed this it into an software to be used online, I made many simplifications, so it became easy to use even for non geek and non designer users.

Recently I was seeing some text logos online for inspiration and I found some cool beveled logos. That time I realized that my bevel text maker could make logos like that, but not through the interface I have published online.

So I decided to improve the online bevel text effects by offering very useful new configuration parameters. Below you see a new style of bevel text banner (in this case, a bevel metallic text effect) that can be designed by using the more complete version of Bevel Text Effect Generator applications.

 Subscribe in a reader

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Long shadow effect generator online

Since many users requested it, I developed a text effect generator able to design beautiful long shadow logos, banners and headers.

Now you can create amazing long shadow texts with no effort, including the trendy flat long shadow effect. You can even create a logo with shadow only, so you get a "phantom text".

This shadow effect maker is so powerful and customizable that, if you don't choose wisely your configuration parameters, you can turn your long shadow into a regular small shadow.

Below I show you a dense long shadow effect created by using our Long Shadow Effect Text Creator.

 Subscribe in a reader

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Faster text logos online

Picture to People site implements a very aggressive cache policy. This means that, if you wait for a page to load completely, it will load much faster next times you use it.

Anyway, I was not satisfied. I want to make P2P as fast as I can, so recently I was looking for a way to speed it up.

After some hard work, I found a way to make all text effect pages faster to load. Now they open faster for the users, so any page you open for the first time (or after a long time) will be ready to use in fewer time. This improvement benefits, for example, our most popular 3D Text Effect maker.

Besides and not less important, this optimization helped to generate less traffic on my web server when one of these pages is requested. This for sure will give some refreshment to our server that already is very overloaded, since we have tens of thousands of his every day and most of our graphic effects are hard to calculate.

 Subscribe in a reader