As you work your way through these tutoriuals you will see later why the images are not always exactly the same. Sometimes even a slight deviation from an exact point on the screen can cause a different result. More on that later!
Let's get started! I'm going to assume you have downloaded, and unzipped, the Tiera-Zon fractal program since this is what I will be using to create these fractals. If not, what are you waiting for, go get it! You can download the program from the link on the previous page. ( Note: There are several versions of Tiera-zon, I use the 2.7 version for this tutorial. ) Open up the program by double clicking on the program icon within the folder where you unzipped the program.
1) This is the opening screen with the basic Mandelbrot image. Pretty plain eh?
However, you are going to see an amazing transformation of this basic image, like an unattractive caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly!
2) On the program toolbar select "Draw", then move your cursor down & click on fractal equation "109".
The draw menu contains built in formulas for various types of fractals. Click on several to see the different types, and then return to 109 before proceeding.
3) After selectin the 109 equation you should now see the first transformation of the basic image. As you can see, the form is totally different.
Now let's move to enhancing this image. Select "Color-1" then click on #20.
4) You now have added your first color variation to your image. Notice the number of color schemes available under "Color-1 & Color-2" on the toolbar.
These are just starting points & you will be able to customize these even further! Which takes us to the next step!