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How did I create this?

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:56 am
by tony320
Hello,

I created the image linked to below maybe ten or more years ago, but I can't remember what I used to do so.

http://www.shra.co.uk/images/test3.jpg

I thought it may have been Dragonfly's Sinedots plugin, and there appears to be an element of a sine wave in there, but this result is more complex than Sinedot's output.

Was it even a plugin? Was it perhaps some stand-alone image generator?

If you can recall playing around with a plugin or some app that produced results like this and you can remember its name please let me know.

Any suggestions gratefully recieved.

Tony

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:38 pm
by Roo
Did you maybe use brushes and then apply a diffuse glow or outer glow?

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:33 pm
by tony320
Roo wrote:Did you maybe use brushes and then apply a diffuse glow or outer glow?


Thanks Roo,

I will check out some of the fractal brushes around, but I don't recall doing anything clever like painting!

I'm pretty sure it was more a case of twiddling a few sliders and hitting OK and the whole thing was done. I remember being thrilled by the minute level of detail obtained.

I can't remember whether it was a plugin or a stand-alone application.

Tony

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:26 am
by tony320
I'm going to answer my own question...

After much browsing I found out what I must have used...

It was FraxFlame II from Kai's Power Tools (KPT), now owned and packaged by Corel as Corel KPT Collection.

Here's a review of the it...

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/corel/l/blkptfraxflame.htm

I'll have to check whether it would work with modern Photoshop/PCs (Corel only mention Win XP), but it did produce lovely effects.

Tony

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:50 pm
by HaraldHeim
You get similar effects with freeware from
http://www.apophysis.org/
http://oxidizer.sourceforge.net/

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:42 pm
by tony320
Harald,

Thank you very much for those links.

Apophysis seems to be just what I was looking for. It produces very similar results to those of the old KPT, and works fine on my Windows 7 64bit PC.

As you know, it is not a plugin, but a stand-alone application.

Here is my first quick test image (reduced in size for this purpose).

http://www.shra.co.uk/images/apophysis01.jpg

Kind regards

Tony