Repligator Easy Graphics Effects
Experience the joys of creating artwork quickly and easily with the help of your home computer! Repligator Easy Graphics Effects also makes a great teaching aid for kids or adults.
On a personal note, I've been a fan of this unique software since the release of Repligator version 1, so I was quite pleased when I was asked to review version 12!
Repligator helps children and adults visualize the complex relationship between computers, math and art. Repligator employs hands-on methodology as well as visual stimulation, and is instructive in many ways about art, art history, and graphical or abstract imagery.
Repligator helps artists and graphics designers by inspiring them to think in new, creative ways. Repligator's unique designs have brought many a frustrated artist out of a "creative" rut. Game designers have used Repligator to inspire new fantasy scenes.
Repligator Easy Graphics Effects is truly a labor of love, created by an art aficianado who is also an accomplished programmer.
The creator of Repligator, Owen Ransen, has authored well-known programming books about C++ and Autocad but his passionate interest in art techniques and innovative artists shines through in his outstanding Easy Graphics Effects, Repligator.
Since 1996, he has worked on this idea, an obsession to create an "image idea generator." Ransen says, "Years of trying to create an Image Idea Generator program have convinced me that the perfect solution would be to have an artificial artistic person, a design slave."
The Repligator software works by applying mathematical effects and filters to any image you choose.
You start with an image (which may be a digital photograph, for example) and apply the Repligator effects to it.
You may have a great deal of control over the way the effects are applied, or you may choose to give the computer free reign to transform your image by a combination of random chance and program design.
Either way, the software is incredibly easy to use. In a matter of minutes, you be creating original creative and artistic images from the image of your choice.
You may also install Repligator as a plugin to Photoshop, Paintshop or other graphics software.
The graphics effects included in Repligator were inspired by artists like:
- Italian painter Giacomo Balla, one of the founders of Futurism.
- Hungarian-born painter Victor Vasarely, a leading pioneer of optical art(op-art) in France in the 1960s and 1970s.
- French Fauvist artists, like Henri Mautisse, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, the Nabis, and the neoimpressionists.
- Swiss Expressionist Painter Paul Klee (1879-1940).
- Russian painter Kazimir Malevich, founder of the non-objective, geometric Supremacist school of art
- Dutch Neo-Plasticist Painter Piet Mondrian
- Famed American Pop Artist Andy Warhol
- American Abstract Expressionist Painter Mark Tobey
Just to give you an idea of the many amazing effects used by the Repligator software, I will name them here:
Abstract Art Frame Effect, Balla Effect, Banya, Blue China, Bubbles, Clouds, Colored Contours, Color Television, Colored Balls, Crazy Paving, CrossStitch, Cubist, DalmationIllusion, Diamond Drops, Dice Effect, Ditsies Effect, Edge Effect, Emboss Effect, Embroidery, Emergence, Ethnic Patterns, Explosion, Fauves, Fallen Leaves, Fallen Letters, Flowers, Fur(Animal Spots), Futurist, GradedDots, Haaisi, Horizontal, Ripples, Indigo, Image Chaos Order, InfraRed Effect, Ivy, Klee, Liquid Energy, MadPainter, Marilyn Warhol, Mist, Mondrian, Mosaic, Monitor, Motion Blur Effect, Net, Newsprint, Number Puzzle, OldFilm, Op Art, Parnassum, Pearls on Silk, Peeling plaster, Phases, Pixelize Effect, Pointillism, Polka Dot Effect, Pollock, Pop-Art, Primitive Art, Psychedelic Art Effect, Psychedelic Watercolor Effect, Radiate Effect, Ragged Edges, Relief Map, Reyes Effect, Ribbons Effect, Riley Optical Art, Rorschach Rough Sketch, Segmentation, Sepia Print, Sliced Image, Snowflakes, Spectral Transform, Spider's Web Effect, Spiralize Effect, Spirals Effect, Sonar, StarDust, Striations, Stubble Brush, Swarms, TeknoFrag, Tinted, Negative, Tobey Painting, Transparent Split, Text, Under Glass, Underwater, Vorticist, Warp Print, WEBfading, Wood
The Great Mind Review Team
Great Mind Inc