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Leonardo Hubber is now doing people
Wielding my heavy computer as though it were a painter's brush, I decided to work some more imaging magic using my new-found photo-cruncher program, FotoSketcher, and make some people-portraits with it. I decided to not dip the computer into a bucket of paint or to scratch up its nice viewing screen with drawing pens and pencils. This hardware cost me way too much for that sort of nonsense. While I am always considering sparing the big bucks by taking good care of this expensive gadgetry, I should probably also think about telling folks about the cost of the FotoSketcher software. I costs zip-pop-nothing except for your time and labor to download the program from sourceforge.net. Not a bad deal, when you get right down to thinking about it.
Anyway, the other day I posted about rendering images into simulated cartoons, pencil sketches, pastels, oil paintings, and even simulated vintage photographs . The variety of graphic output is extensive – 23 different types of renderings in all. I had the plan to show many of the different sorts of “fakes” you could produce using this software. Included in the plan was showing how easy it really was to do such things. I used the screenshots of both the simple workings of the program and its many results to do the job.
What I did not display were any conversions of photographs of people. I intend to make up for that here.
Today I will use two people-photographs as graphics art simulation examples. One is a picture of a little baby. I copied the photograph from the album sent to me by Serif, the maker of the “PagePlus” publishing software system that I like to use when I am away from HubPages. The other photograph, this one in real need of viewing improvement, is a picture that my friend, Rod Gorman, made of me while I pretended to be attending to business on his office computer. Rod snapped the picture of me using his “obsolete” Sony Mavica-91 digital camera. More recently, Rod gave me that camera because I needed a digital camera and he was unhappy with owning the Sony that had, once long ago, permitted itself to be used making snapshots of GusTheRedneck.
Enough said. Here are the two photos and their conversions. The screenshots show how the simulations went forward, from initial photograph to the final graphic art renditions.
Screenshot of a rendition in progress
Get a copy of the program
Now that you have seen some results from the use of the FotoSketcher graphics transformation program, it is time for you to download and use your own copy. the software is downloadable from sourceforge.net.
Enjoy using FotoSketcher and let's see some of your artistic simulations here on HubPages soon.