Fractal Tutorial Page 1 - Working with color
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Color Techniques For Fractals

Color! This will "make, or break" a good fractal composition. I have found from my experience that color is the most difficult aspect of creating a fractal "keeper", and I have received many questions regarding this issue. Whether a novice, or a seasoned graphics pro, this can require a lot of time and effort (hard work!) to get that "look" for a good composition. Tiera-zon ( hereafter referred to as TZ ! ) can be difficult to work with in achieving a good color combination. It is arguably the "weak link" in this program, but only because it takes a bit more experimentaion and work, not for lack of features. This program offers a tremendous variety of variables to work with in this area. In fact, that variety can make it a bit more challenging!

It can be time consuming, and frustrating at times, trying to achieve the perfect combination of color, but if you are patient and willing to put in some "work" it can produce some remarkable results.

Believe it or not the two images below are exactly the same formula! We will work through some of the available options to transform an "ugly" into what I believe is a definite "keeper"! ;-)

I have provided the files to get started with for this tutorial. To download the file needed to work through this transformation, click HERE, and save in your Tiera-zon directory (folder). Unzip the file into the TZ folder. Open the program, and then open the file CT-1.bmp.



Note: You can click on most images throughout this tutorial for a larger image.


Ok, are you ready to start? Let's continue! Color Fractal Tutorial Page 2



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