Chapter 5. Creating Images with Peacock

Peacock is a powerful effect construction application. Effects, as they are referred to in Aviary, are a process that alters the pixels in an image. Effects can range from simple color manipulation to distortions to complex pattern generators like the AutoPainter. These effects can be layered or connected into chains. Each effect in a chain adds its effect from the previous and passes the results to the next. Units called hubs produce effects in Peacock. Hubs are compositional units that perform one specific effect and have their own specific parameters (see Figure 5-1). For example, there is a hub that performs a blur effect and there is a hub that performs bilateral smoothing. Even though these two perform ...

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