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PSCombine: Computer Assisted Art

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I’ve written a program that randomly selects photos from my collection and then combines them with a random opacity and blending mode. Generally, I generate 5,000 random combinations then manually sort though them and select my favorites. About 1 in 150 make the cut.

The following photos were randomly combined and mixed to create interesting new art. I like to think of this as "Computer Assisted Art".

I’ve published my most recent gallery here: 4volt.com/art/, the images in this post are from there, as well as part of my ImageBook 2008 printed book (also available as PDF) that I'm giving away as a contest this week, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment.

I've posted the PSRandom program, you'll need: Windows, Photoshop CS3 or CS4, and .NET. Give it a try and see what you think.  http://4volt.com/projects/PSCombine/.

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Print | posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 7:29 PM | Filed Under [ Original Posts Art Code Photos ]

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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

Would love to get my hands on this program, your pics are great.
12/23/2008 6:26 PM | MC
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

It would be great if you shared it. :D
12/23/2008 8:55 PM | Ines Velez
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

hey those are some awesome images....
It would be great if you could share it :)
12/23/2008 9:21 PM | Gayatri dii
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

I would definitely like to try the program with my image library andsee what it will churn out =).
12/24/2008 5:42 AM | SillyBug
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

I would like also to try the program with my pics..
12/24/2008 6:14 AM | SANDIE
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

AWESOME!! I love the fact that it is all random! Post that program!
12/24/2008 10:29 AM | Robert
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

wooa!! totaly awesome!!! i would love to try it on my pics!!! POST IT PLEASE!!
12/24/2008 2:29 PM | Xam
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

Is there a version for Mac's?
12/24/2008 7:18 PM | Amanda
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

Can't wait to try your software!!!!
12/24/2008 10:55 PM | carlo leone
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

Keep me posted!
12/25/2008 3:35 AM | Robert Cowan
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very interesting program indeed! please let us know if you have a version for Mac's. Thanks!
12/25/2008 10:23 PM | Natalie
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

Would be awesome to convert this to web-based and grab two random Creative-Commons licensed images for this treatment, then allow people to vote up or down for quality of the combinations.
12/27/2008 6:54 PM | Greg
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

Greg:

Thats a very interesting idea, I like the idea of having people vote up or down on the images for selection and it would be pretty easy to implement.

If I continue to get attention on this project I'll seriously consider it.

Jeremy
12/27/2008 10:45 PM | jeremy
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# re: Image-a-day 9: Random Introduction

for the Mac? please?
1/1/2009 11:17 PM | cherri
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