Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not a fractal in Green

Not a fractal in Green, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I have trouble with
the fractal programs still, so I tried to make one myself in
photoshop.

6 comments:

Mick said...

This came out very well, Mary. I don't remember what fractal generator you said you're using but what sort of trouble are you having?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I have both Apophysis and Oxidizer.

I find them both confusing and difficult to use. Each has it's own problems. They do not seem very user friendly to me. I end up wasting a really lot of time dorking around with them.

Andree made a nice tutorial, but I just haven't had time to learn it properly--my own fault, prolly. If you have any good suggestions, let me know. Shortcuts and ways to make the images BIGGER would be helpful. I just feel as if I am floundering around.

I have made some nice images, but it seems to be mostly by chance rather than understanding.

Is there another better program? I think I'd be willing to pay for something more user friendly.

bluerose9062 said...

This is really cool. I'd love to know how you made this.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

In photoshop I used the paint bucket set to pattern and laid down a pattern of squares (black and white) and then used the twirl filter under distort to twirl it. I made a duplicate layer and blurred it and used layer blending set to exclusion to get the color effect which I sharpened with auto levels. Then using hue, I moved the color slightly toward blue to make it a little more dramatic.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I made it as a gift for my daughter for her birthday.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I hope I didn't leave out any steps. When I am working in photoshop, I don't aways remember everything I do.