Creative Generative Art: How to Easily Code Impressionistic Paintings from Photos With Processing

Melissa Wiederrecht Generative Art, Generative Design, Creative Code

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12 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:57
    • 2. You Got This

      1:43
    • 3. Import the Image and Test It

      5:30
    • 4. Paint the Image With Basic Shapes

      10:04
    • 5. Paint with Brush Strokes

      7:19
    • 6. Save Frames

      0:51
    • 7. Rotate Brush Strokes Randomly

      2:07
    • 8. Decrease Brush Size Over Time

      5:16
    • 9. Color (Tints and Gradient Maps)

      6:13
    • 10. Paint in One Go

      6:11
    • 11. Export a High Res Image

      6:14
    • 12. Thank You

      0:16

About This Class

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Did you ever imagine you could create a painting like this in code?  No?  Well, you can, and it is actually not too hard to do.  I would LOVE to show you how.

In this class we will be writing code to generate digital paintings based on reference images.  We will...

  • Discuss how to pull colors out of a reference image
  • Randomly throw brush strokes around the canvas in the correct colors
  • Give the brush strokes random rotation
  • Make the strokes decrease over time like an artist who starts with big strokes and then proceeds to add smaller details
  • Add tints and gradient maps to adjust the colors of the painting

    and...

  • Learn how to export high resolution paintings for printing!


This class is a perfect follow up to my first generative art class "Coding Easy Generative Art With Processing: The Basics".  If you have taken that class then you are more than ready for this one!  If you have not, you can either check that one out first for a more gentle introduction, or just jump in right here.

I know you can do it!  You got this.