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Psykopaint
February 21, 2011 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Psykopaint is really fun, visually interesting and free. It is a rich internet application in which you can turn your pictures into paintings by grabbing one of the 6 brushes provided and start painting while the colors are selected automatically for you. Created by Mathieu Gosselin.
posted by nickyskye (16 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
It makes everything look like a badly done Monet.
posted by ZaneJ. at 12:47 PM on February 21, 2011


To be fair, ZaneJ, it sometimes makes things look like badly-done Van Goghs, too.

That said, I've played around with a lot of "painting" apps, and a lot of image-recognition apps, and this one seems pretty solid.
posted by lekvar at 1:10 PM on February 21, 2011


This is really cool.
posted by Carillon at 1:10 PM on February 21, 2011


I'd like to see it play Saleri.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:16 PM on February 21, 2011


Try to make an interesting profile picture.
PSYKOPAINT
Produce a terrifying faceless abstraction.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:21 PM on February 21, 2011


Fails to detect that I do indeed have Flash 10 installed.
posted by DU at 1:24 PM on February 21, 2011


LOVE
posted by The Devil Tesla at 1:25 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


The slower you paint the more detailed. Nice.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:28 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Another successor to Paul Haeberli's, "Paint by Numbers"

--> technical paper
posted by 0rison at 2:19 PM on February 21, 2011


Francis Bacon, eat your heart out!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:26 PM on February 21, 2011


beware, it talks.
posted by whatzit at 2:27 PM on February 21, 2011


this is neat!
posted by Bwithh at 2:55 PM on February 21, 2011


These don't look anything like paintings. They just look like screwed up photos.
Painting is cool, photography is cool. Photographs trying to be paintings is just sad.

It's as bad as printing photos on canvas textured paper. Wait, it may be worse.
posted by cccorlew at 4:32 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Labels, labels. It's photomanipulation with emphasis on painting styles. Whatever you call it, the "garbage in, garbage out" rule applies.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 5:28 PM on February 21, 2011


I think St.. Alia of the Bunnies point above is essential to getting the most out of this...
posted by Bwithh at 7:23 PM on February 21, 2011


Is there a secret trick to making it do things? All I get is Psychopaint and a quote in white letters on a black background.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:36 PM on February 21, 2011


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