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, April 30, 2016

Text effect tutorials (39)

This time I show some more cool text effect tutorials posted at the Text Effect Tutorials blog. Subscribe to know about new tutorials with ease.

- a realistic lava logo text effect;
- a 3D inked logo text effect;
- a bamboo text logo effect.

These tutorials teach you how to design these beautiful banner effects (see the logos in real size at the tutorial pages):

Design high quality text effect logos easily by using these cool header effect generators.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Picture to Picture project logo

I have designed a new logo for Picture to People project. It's already online at our site.

It was designed to be:
- simple;
- beautiful;
- modern;
- monochrome;
- understandable at small sizes;
- based on "P2P" acronym;
- related to design and art;
- more adherent to the recent site design improvements.

As the time goes, I will replace P2P logo at all official places, like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc.

I hope you like our new logo and enjoy using all huge collection of online graphic apps from Picture to People.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Upgrade to a new powerful server

As several times before, Picture to People site's traffic increased more and more, so our dedicated server became overloaded. In the hours of day when P2P is most used, many requests had been receiving a slow response and, in some worse cases, our web server stopped responding.

I had no choice but pay for a more powerful server, otherwise in several parts of day users wouldn't have a smooth experience using P2P. It became a non optional decision.

The good news are that now Picture to People runs on a monster dedicated machine with a powerful processor and lots of memory. I'm optimistic that our new server can support some more traffic increase and I also can release more graphic software at the site with confidence.

The bad news are that I don't have money to pay for this very expensive server. Currently the site is very poorly monetized (in fact, most pages has just a small lateral ad), but probably I will need to set up a good number of ads to get money to pay for our new server.

At least I hope I will be able to achieve the most important goal: keep Picture to People project alive and providing a high quality service.

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