Summary – Today’s example attempts to mimic the style of specific painters such as Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh and others – in addition to general styles such a realistic & watercolor. It has plenty of options which, if you’re willing to make the effort (I have better things to do), are capable of producing good results.
This is an interesting program – Dynamic Auto-Painter (DAP)
When the “painting” is good it can be very good
When bad, well….
The problem is that it generates a painting
Stroke by stroke – several thousand typically
You may stare hypnotically at the stroke buildup
For several minutes before knowing it it’s any good
(It is fascinating to watch – for a while)
Image from the camera
Roll mouse over for a “painting” of the same image
Image Credit (It’s NOT mine)
Seemed a good subject for a painting
About Photo Auto-Painting Programs
Disclaimer – I am no expert, far from it
I place these programs into two categories
1. Auto-paint stroke by stroke right before your eyes
2. A painting appears instantly (no animated strokes)
Of course there’s also
Free & not
Good & not so good
Easy & complicated
Manual intervention vs total auto-pilot
Type #1 are fun to watch – that’s the good news
But – they can take several minutes
Depends on the program & the image (size especially)
And – you don’t know if the result satisfies until it’s done
Can waste lots of time
The lead image was made with a
Stroke by stroke program – Dynamic Auto-Painter
$51 (& $100) (free trial – inserts watermark) Win
A stand-alone program (not a plug-in)
Visit site for use on Mac
Results vary depending on image/artist combo
Simple auto run – or else read the 62 page manual
Lots of powerful manual intervention options
For my (limited) purposes, overkill
I prefer the freebie discussed next in this series
(& not just because it’s free)
Different strokes for different folks….
DAP examples (starting with photo)
I stuck with a single image
To illustrate DAP’s artist mimicry
Click for slide show
They start to look the same pretty quickly
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