AbstractCurves is a comprehensive yet quite user-friendly software utility designed to function both as a standalone tool and as a plugin for various graphic editing programs, like Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, IrfanView and others.
Complex yet helpful looks
The application features a fairly compact and slightly cluttered appearance, making it seem a bit overwhelming at first, particularly to inexperienced individuals.
Nonetheless, it displays various numeric indicators that allow you to figure out where to start from and how to work your way out of AbstractCurves in order to save your file.
Design and customize images using a wide array of effects and filters
To begin with, you can create a new picture from scratch, by choosing the image size from the ‘Templates’ menu or by entering the preferred width and height. You can also enable transparency and pick the color. At the same time, you have the possibility of opening an existing file, in JPG, BMP or PNG format, to build on.
By following the directions (1, 2, 3, 4) and adjusting the ‘Harmonics’ of ‘Curve 1’ and ‘Curve 2’, the ‘Surface Options’, the ‘Balance’ and the ‘Working Area Settings’, you will gradually complete your design. Moreover, you can use the provided ‘Galleries’ of ‘Abstractions’, ‘Lines and Stripes’, ‘Wallpaper and Patterns’, ‘Logos and Emblems’ or other effects to customize the look of your own image.
In the lower left corner, you can get a real-time preview of the modifications that are performed, while from the ‘Viewing Quality’ panel, you can adjust the ‘Scale and Proportions’, the ‘Curve Color’ and the ‘Background Color’. When done, you can save the file to JPG, PNG or BMP.
A useful digital picture designer
To sum it up, AbstractCurves is an interesting and handy application that functions as an image generator and editor, allowing you to create digital artwork using curves, effects and filters, which you can then use as a wallpaper or share with friends.