A Creative User Guide for the Redfield Fractalius Filter
I am proud to announce--at long last--the publication of Fractastic, a
creative user guide for the Redfield Fractalius filter. Fractalius is a
Windows Photoshop plug-in. Mac folks will need to run Bootcamp,
Parallels, or VM Ware to use Fractalius. It is hard to describe what
Fractalius actually does to an image but this is how the Redfield
Company explains it: the Fractalius plug-in creates unusual, eccentric
artworks in a single step. The effects are based on the extraction of
the so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. You can also simulate
various types of exotic lighting and high-realistic pencil sketches.
Each individual image will react differently to the filter, so exact
results are not guaranteed.
From Arthur Morris:
Denise Ippolito gave Fracting a huge boost in popularity about three
years ago as moderator of the Out-of-the-Box Forum at
BirdPhotographers.Net. One of those whom she introduced to Fractalius
was Andrew Mclachlan who since wrote the popular "Ontario Landscapes - A
Photographers Guide" for BAA Books. Denise came up with the idea of
teaming up with Andrew to write and illustrate a Fract eGuide more than a
year ago. The spectacular result: Fractastic.
In this fantastic eGuide the authors begin by explaining the usually
mystifying Fractalius interface in clear, easy-to-understand terms. They
even managed to make sense of the Colorize Mode button and the two
large Asterisks at the top of the interface. The main body of the guide
consists of more than two dozen intriguingly beautiful Fracted images
with explanatory notes and screen captures of the settings that Andrew
and Denise used to create their artistic works. You can use these
settings to replicate the various effects that they have developed. Many
of their creations are based on Fractalius pre-sets. The guide will
teach you how to effectively apply many of the Fractalius pre-sets and
how to create and save your own. The final section is an inspirational
gallery of more than 35 superb Fracted images by Andrew, Denise, yours
truly, and Cheryl Slechta who helped with the final proofreading.
You can purchase your copy of Fractastic for @$27 HERE or
via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org being sure to note that you are
paying for "Fractastic,"or by calling Jim at BIRDS AS ART at
863-692-0906 during regular business hours. A download link to Your
eGuide will be sent via YouSendIt. Weekend and holiday orders will be
fulfilled the next working day.