Fractal Art is a comparatively new form of art which has been making great strides and continues to be increasingly developing into a more popular and more widely known art form. Websites like Deviant Art have observed large increases in the quantity of fractal artwork being uploaded there and also a great community has evolved where you can find lots of tutorials to learn with, and lots of people to talk to and discuss your work with. It can be a great tool to add to your design experience and portfolio.

There are a wide array of apps out there that can create beautiful and stunning fractal and 3D images; but two I would advocate are UltraFractal and Apophysis. Both programs have their own unique styles of pictures they create, and they are programs that I have used and continue to use to make art. Stop by my site listed at the bottom of the guide to find a few examples of images that are made with these programs.

UltraFractal is the more widely known and business product of both and can be found. It costs money to purchase but provides an wonderful amount of features in the product. It uses layers such as Photoshop does that delivers an infinite number of choices for how you can combine and create images. Also, if you have experience in Photoshop you can bring some of this into this app, with such techniques as layer masking and mixing layers together. You will find a large number of tutorials on the market that may get you started quickly in learning how to work the program.

Apophysis is a totally free and open source fractal program which may be discovered in Carl Kruse at deviantart.com . It’s an extremely powerful program as well, though it could be the harder of the two, to begin with. It’s the program I began though and even though it required much job learning and analyzing the program, after a little while I was able to create some pretty stunning images which really got me interested in Fractal Art and gave me the motivation to continue. Here’s an example of a job completed in Apophysis:

Both programs are very great and I might have difficulty deciding which one I like better, though I would recommend likely UltraFractal to start with if you have the money to invest as it seems to be the most user-friendly and relatable one. Fractal Art is a great new sort of artwork through which can be achieved without having great skills with arts such as painting or drawing. You can make stunning images with it that you’re free to do whatever you want together, like the market as prints, create wallpapers, or submit galleries and shows. If it’s something you decide to doing I would advise checking out DeviantArt as well as the amazing tutorials that are available there, they got me started right out on the road towards figuring out how to design some gorgeous artworks.