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Adobe Photoshop Mix

Photoshop Mix is one of my favorite mobile tools for layered graphic composition, color manipulation, and collage for DDG. It’s almost as fast as PS Express for collage creation, and offers many advanced options that PS Express doesn’t: Photoshop’s layer blending modes, advanced masking capabilities including feathered edges, and the ability to paint stylized “Looks” selectively onto parts of a layer. I cover my collage creation process with Photoshop Mix in detail in my guide to creating […]

Creating the Perfect Complementary Collage for Your Source Image

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In this post, I’ll be presenting a new experimental process of mine for creating detailed, vivid dreams. I’ve developed these steps over time to help me maximize the visual impact of my dreams and all but ensure an extremely high level of visual synergy between source and style. I’m hoping that a closer look into my process will give you a few new ideas to integrate into your own approach. I hope you’ll agree that […]

Wallhere

Wallhere

Wallhere has an extensive collection of HD wallpapers for download in various resolutions. The images are very well tagged with terms and colors, and the selection of photos is very large. To download an image, you must register first.

Colourlovers PHOTOCOPA

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An online tool to help you create color palettes. One of its most popular options allows you to sample colors from an image, which can be very useful when you’re trying to reverse engineer a photo to better style it. Once you’ve defined a palette and published it to Colourlovers, it will also suggest images that match the palette– very useful for finding photos that will perform well with a style.

Overlay Multiple Images Software

Overlay Multiple Images Software Overlay Multiple Images Software is one of 1,400 Windows apps created by Peter Sobol. Most of these apps are for file conversion, image extraction or file resizing, and most are available as a free version for download. The free Overlay Multiple Images software is very basic, however. For example, images cannot be scaled to fit over each other precisely. The sofware allows users to place images on top of each other […]

Dynamic Auto Painter

Dynamic Auto Painter is a software for download that emulates artists’ styles (including own styles) to render photos into digital art. It works as a bitmap-based application that converts your images. The trial version is free, the full version is available at cost. Various special offer packages are available, such as a free upgrade to a new version currently under development. Reviewers confirm that it renders a high level of detail and large formats. Thanks […]

Silk

Weavesilk

Silk Silk (actually, Weavesilk) is a kaleidoscopic flame maker (it creates “interactive generative art”) that is very simple to use either online or as an app. There’s an excellent tutorial explaining how to use Silk on a PC or on a mobile device at https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Weavesilk. Daniel Prust made the Deep Dreamers’ logo with this resource!

Ultra Fractal

Ultra Fractal is a fractal generator for download that runs on Windows or Mac OS X. The free trial version runs for 30 days and includes tutorials, and the website provides comprehensive resources and a user forum. The latest version to date is Ultra Fractal 6.01. The paid program costs between USD 29 and USD 99, depending on the features included. In addition to the beginner’s tutorial available on this wiki, tutorials are available at […]

Mandelbulber, Mandelbulb 3D

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Free fractal makers for download. The fractalforums.com community members who discovered the Mandelbulb also developed two pieces of software for rendering images of it, and its family of complex, chaotic objects: Mandelbulber (Windows, Mac, Linux) and Mandelbulb 3D (Windows, Linux). According to the site, “Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible. A few of the supported 3D fractals: Mandelbulb, Mandelbox, BulbBox, JuliaBulb, Menger Sponge, Quaternion, Trigonometric, […]

Creatism— Street View elevated to art by AI

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From the paper: We introduce Creatism, a deep-learning system for artistic content creation. In our system, we break down aesthetics into multiple aspects, each can be learned individually from a shared dataset of professional examples. Using our system, we mimic the workflow of a landscape photographer, from framing for the best composition to carrying out various post-processing operations. The environment for our virtual photographer is simulated by a collection of panorama images from Google Street […]

Tailoring a Style to Fit Using a Color Histogram

There are a variety of reasons why a style image doesn’t work with a source image. One of the most common is that the two images are composed of very different color palettes and/or luminescence values. We will show how that can be corrected using a ‘Histogram’.

PS Express

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A free smartphone & tablet app for iOS and Android that packages some of Photoshop’s features in a streamlined mobile wrapper. Especially useful for quick collages with a reasonable degree of customizability, and the ability to export with layers to Photoshop for further edits.

GIMP

Gimp

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is freeware that is downloadable for numerous operating systems and can be used on images, to create original artwork/graphic design and to make fractals. Works on all Platforms.

Adobe Photoshop

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Category: Image Editor Description: The industry leader in layer-based image editors, Photoshop is not cheap, but it offers a whole lot of bang for its buck. The latest version, Photoshop CS 2018, is available only as a subscription service, for 10 bucks a month or as part of a larger package of Adobe’s multimedia tools. License/Cost: Paid (Expensive) Link: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html Platform: Windows,Mac Tutorial(s): https://www.notion.so/7284bcb7d0a84bc68f05a924fd6f791d, https://www.notion.so/1b960cc891234e14820a366f49e40ec8

LunaPic

Lunapic has numerous functions similar to those of other image editors. The editing tools, effects, filter, and art effects are easy to use. Particularly useful tools include quality increase, resizing, overlaying, color histogram visualization and selective color adjustments. Tutorial(s): https://www.notion.so/1b960cc891234e14820a366f49e40ec8

Google Photos

Google photos

Description: This photo organization tool also contains a number of tools that are useful for deep dreamers, such as an ability to make animations from a series of still images (very useful for animating a deep dream’s stages of evolution) and a number of options for manipulating images. The “Pop” slider is especially useful for giving images an extra “visual punch”. Tutorial(s): Tailoring a Style to Fit Using a Color Histogram, Media Management Tips for Android

BeFunky

Befunky

Photo editor, collage maker, design tool. Basic functions are free, more functions are available at a monthly rate of USD 2.91 billed yearly (or a monthly rate of USD 4.95 billed monthly). Has a very good cartoon render effect in Artsy/Digital.

BigJPG

Double or even quadruple the resolution of your images using AI to predict the pixels between pixels. Will not work in Firefox. License/Cost: Shareware/Trialware Link: http://bigjpg.com/

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