Showing posts with label Mutapic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mutapic. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mutapic - Combine Two Images to Create a Third

Mutapic is an interesting way to create original artwork online. The artwork users create with Mutapic is based on combining two images to create a third image. Mutapic users select images from a gallery generated within a set of parameters they can define. Then the users can experiment with filters which alter the newly created third image. There are sixteen different filters that users can apply to their images. Within each of the sixteen filters are more variables that can alter an image. On top of the filter options are overlay options and image mixing options. If this sounds like a lot of variables, it is.

Applications for Education
Mutapic may be a great tool for art teachers and art students to experiment with many shading, shape, color, and overlay options. Mutapic's high resolution images show much better detail and the effects of color, shading, and overlay than other free online art creation/ drawing tools.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Five Online Drawing Tools

As long as there has been a mouse connected to a computer there have tools for making drawings on a computer. Here are five drawing tools that you might consider the next time you or your students need a free and easy drawing tool.

Graffiti Creator is a tool that I learned about from Angela Maiers on Twitter. Graffiti Creator is best described not as a drawing tool, but a text editor. Users type select a font style, enter a word, then edit the look of the word to make it look like graffiti. This would be useful for students that are looking for a way to customize the font of words that they use in a slide show presentation.

Bomomo is an interesting drawing utility that creates images out of controlled chaos. Users select a drawing utility then the Bomomo program begins randomly drawing. Users can determine where the drawing starts with their computer's mouse. Users can also select general shapes and patterns to be drawn.

Art Pad (ArtPad is no longer online) and Sketch Pad are both blank slate drawing utilities. Art Pad and Sketch Pad allow users to select from a variety of drawing tools and painting tools. Art Pad has a neat playback feature that shows you the steps you took in creating your images. Both Art Pad and Sketch Pad allow you to share your drawings via email or in a public gallery.

Mutapic is another drawing that, like Bomomo, has users select a set of parameters then the program creates an image. Mutapic has far more options than Bomomo. The filter and shading options on Mutapic are particularly interesting tools for experimenting with shading and mixing of colors. This tool is no longer online.

You can read my previous review of Mutapic here and my previous reviews of Art Pad and Sketch Pad here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mutapic - Rapidly Create Original Art

Update May, 2019: This tool is no longer online. 

Mutapic is a really interesting way to create original artwork online. Mutapic is not like any other online artwork creation tool that I've seen. The artwork users create with Mutapic is based on selecting and altering objects randomly generated within a set of user defined parameters. Mutapic randomly generates two images which users can combine to make a third image. Then the users can experiment with filters which alter the newly created third image. There are sixteen different filters that users can apply to their images. Within each of the sixteen filters are more variables that can alter an image. On top of the filter options are overlay options and image mixing options. If this sounds like a lot of variables, it is. I've been experimenting with Mutapic for a few days and I feel like I'm only scratching the surface of what this free web application can do.

Applications for EducationMutapic may be a great tool for art teachers and art students to experiment with many shading, shape, color, and overlay options. Mutapic's high resolution images show much better detail and the effects of color, shading, and overlay than other free online art creation/ drawing tools.

There may also be an opportunity for tying Mutapic's parameters and variables into a math lesson. (I don't have a good enough math mind to think about how that would actually work).