Liquib treats an image as if it were a fluid. It produces the sort of distortions and manipulations that might occur on a liquified surface, including drop, wave, marbled paper and Droste type effects. It is a graphics tool (or toy) that translates mathematics into visual imagery. Some Liquib simulations are fairly realistic, while others would never be seen in nature. Liquib is not overly contrained by reality or inhibited by stodgy notions of rationality.
Tools and Effects can be manually applied to express
your creativity with unique transformations. Or you can relax and be
entertained by the Automatic Effects feature. Watch as images
are contorted, distorted and transmuted by randomly chosen manipulations,
always fresh and evolving. Liquib effects can be reflected
onto mirroring panels to create Tiles, which can optionally be centered
to maximize symmetries. The visual display can be accompanied by music
from the Audio Player. Liquib display sequences can be captured
to Video, and actions can be Scripted to create choreographed
performances of dynamic art.
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Click for a description of the latest enhancements: Liquib 2.8
The features offered by Liquib are summarized below:
A Tool is applied by clicking and dragging the mouse across a displayed
image to create a particular transformation. The Stylus and Comb
Tools, for example, are intended to emulate 'marbled paper' type effects, as if
the image surface were wet paint. Stretch, Shrink, Grow,
Twist, Slash, Contort , Rumple and Warp Tools
produce various distortions of a picture. Spray applies droplets of
configurable sizes, spacing and styles, Clone replicates an image segment,
Bloom radiates petals around a central point, Erupt flings fragments,
Whisk drags image edges, Droste produces recursive picture-within-picture
effects, Mutate deforms images according to mathematical transformations,
Shine applies various lighting effects, Mosaic creates a colored tile
version of the underlying image, Lift raises various image based elements and
splays them outwards from the center, Tint shifts image pixels with color
gradients, Relief highlights edges to create a sense of depth, Smear
creates blurry, fuzzy regions within an image and Wipe produces partial
transparency and other color transitions along its path.
Effects are manipulations that evolve over time, for example after a
Drop is initiated by clicking the mouse, the ripples will spread and undulate
until they finally dissipate entirely. For each type of Effect, a single
mouse click produces one occurrence of the effect, while clicking and dragging the
mouse creates a series of usually smaller effects. Clicking and dragging with
the Drop Effect, for instance, will produce a trail of 'Dribbles'.
Wave, Bubble, Vortex, Melt, Flow, Quake,
Aura, Beam, Frost, Bolt, Mirage, Cloud,
Blaze, Burst and Plop Effects similarly move and transform.
Effect actions can be paused or captured at any point.|
Liquib can be downloaded to evaluate on a trial basis. Several sample photos are included to serve as source images for Liquib effects:
Or for older 32-bit computers:
Download Liquib (32-bit) Trial => Liquib (32-bit) [9.59 MB]
Liquib Price: $26.00
You are also welcome to download the Liquib Screensaver, which is totally free!