The good ones made money, too. So, I studied art diligently from elementary school to middle school to high school. Along the way, someone asked me to apply all that learning toward a project and create something, you know, artistic.
Alas, you need talent to do that.
Point And Click Artistry
Instead of becoming a starving artist, I got a job, got married, had kids, and spend my days dreaming of what could have been a wonderful career in moku hanga, the art of Japanese wood-block printing.
My story isn’t unique. I’m sure that’s happened to you, too. Imagine my surprise to find a cheap Mac app that transformed my photos into works of art.
That’s Moku Hanga, an inexpensive Mac app that transforms ordinary digital photos on your Mac into works of art from the far east using the Japanese method of wood-block printing.
It creates wonderfully creative moku hang without doing anything to trees and there’s no messy inky to clean up. It’s point and click creativity.
Take a photo from iPhoto, drop it into Moku Hanga, and click to change the photo into a replica of those hand chiseled relief-art creations.
Onscreen tools give you controls over colors and outline styles. Even change the entire color palette of a photo.
Moku Hanga gives you options to make the print look like paper (many choices available, including kozo fibers, rice paper and more).
Choices abound in Moku Hanga.
Sliders let you control the chiseled outlines. Change the strength to make images smooth or rough.
Sliders also control color saturation and strength. It features two printing styles– Multi-Color and Multi-Block.
Multi-Color uses the colors in your photo. The slider reduces or adds colors. Multi-Block takes five blocks of colors from the photo for a different effect.
So, there it is. Your chance to become a world renowned Japanese wood-block printing artist with your Mac.
Take a photo, drop it into Moku Hanga, click and slider until the image looks like it was created by a starving artist, print it out, stuff it into a picture frame, and tell the world you’re a moku hanga professional.