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All About Apophysis by BurnoutPriest All About Apophysis by BurnoutPriest
Very large tutorial. This explains a lot of what beginners will want to know about Apophysis. You'll learn all about gradients, coloring techniques, some post-work, the editor window and variations, scripts, mutations, savings fractals, rendering fractals, and important Apophysis settings. Quite a lot of reading though ^^;

Apophysis 2.06c: [link]
Apophysis Plugins: [link]
My Result: [link]

EDIT: My first DD! Thanks very much to AndrewDBarker and thespook!
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Given 2007-08-26
All About Apophysis by ~BurnoutPriest is a great entry point to what can be a confusing program to newcomers. Let it help you get a handle on the basics and set you on the path to fractal art greatness! ( Suggested by AndrewDBarker and Featured by thespook )
thedreamingbubble Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazingly simple introduction to such a confusing and complex program. Thank you! I followed it and created
WinterCutie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I followed this to create…
pamclain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much, your tutorial really explains many functions of Apophysis. 
fizzysparkle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, brilliant tutorial just want to find more........
NebulaMith Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Awesome tutorial! Thank a lot, it's really helpful:) (Smile) . Here is my fractal [link]
NebulaMith Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
 Thanks^ Sweating a little...
nelieta Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! A great tutorial!
JahPickney Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to write this. A little help goes a long way:)
CrazyGirl9913 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Is there a way to edit backgrounds directly in Apophysis?
tiffrmc720 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial. I am new to Apophysis and this helped me a lot with the basics.
EllyrythWindriver Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was both a helpful and straightforward introduction- thanks! I can't say what I ended up with is anywhere near as good, but one step at a time, I suppose :b
SylphOfSilence Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is SOO much helping !!! thank you!
well deserved DD :)
jwazzle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
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Lady-of-the-Lazy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Great tutorial! It helped much. :)
Rion-The-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, this will help me an inordinate amount.
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured within the "Project Educate - Epic World of Fractal Art" News Article [link] Thanks for sharing :love:
Hyourinmaru7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this tut is amazing very well explained and honestly its exactly what i needed thanks so much :)
Lakija Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is hands-down the only tutorial that has proved helpful in getting started. Thank you!
filaflip Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
thanks very much for the tutorial.
killythirsk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much, i m downloading it
Shiroflames Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial very helpful:D
if u do have time could u check my work :)
Bloodchain24 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I am having trouble getting or actually even coming close to that red sphere thingy looks (yeah i tried to follow exactly)
it just when i click the variations i get different results from what you get
Could it be beucase i am using apo 7x 14?
BurnoutPriest Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I'm not used to Apo7x, but I just downloaded it and the blur still shows up for me. Have you tried removing all triangles/variations but the blur one? I'm unsure what else could be going wrong. Here's what mine looks like after adding blur on the first triangle and julian on the second: [link]

Btw, thanks for helping me find out about Apo7x :D
Bloodchain24 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
no problem :)
yet i still cant get it righ xD so i am guessing there must be something wrong with my settings
but still thanks for the tutorial :D
BurnoutPriest Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
What happens when you do add it? Do any other variations work?
Bloodchain24 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
i get scattered dots all over the image
BurnoutPriest Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Could you maybe take a screenshot and link it to me?
Bloodchain24 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
no need i figured it out :D i had linear3d on
wolfepaw Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous tutorial! I've been using Apo for about 2 years and even I learned some new things in here. Thank you so much for writing this and sharing it with all of us Apo fanatics.
BloodKalasin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
This tutorial has helped TONS!!! Thank you very much :D
J4RV Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, thanks, very useful :D
BuckCh3rry Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Fav'd. Thanks.
tugaknight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
this tutorial is the best!
it helped me alot :D
not complicated, easy to read and fun at the same time :D
thank you very much for this exelent work ;)
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. This has helped a great deal!
aki-o Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing, just what I needed:D
Fayte-de-Desespoir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
this is amazing! thank you!
Groundshock Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You, this helps soo much! :D
LAWLZATJ00 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Helped a lot! Thanks so much.
hijouguchi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Exactly what an Apophysis newbie needs. :excited:
Thank you.
Aeltari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I learned quite a bit from this tutorial, so thank you. When you discuss duplicating layers etc, I assume you mean in Photoshop or equivalent correct? Also, I have noticed people saying their renders take several hours...mine only take at most 30 minutes. Am I doing something wrong or getting substandard outputs? Not being able to do more then two renders a day seems slightly odd to me.
BurnoutPriest Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I did have some sort of editing software such as Photoshop in mind when I mentioned duplicating layers.

As for your rendering speed, there are a lot of things to take into account. The most obvious being if you have a high end computer then you're rendering speed will be much faster. Other things that affect fractals are your oversample, quality, size, and filter radius. I can take a look at your render settings too if you want.
Aeltari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I will copy them down when I do my next fractal so you can see what Im doing. The more I use this program, the more questions I seem to develop. TY for your help.
uin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, thanks!
Vectomon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Well... i tried to do somehting...
Thanks a lot for the tut!
hidenfreedom Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
omg this tut helped HEAPS!!!!!!
Katta92 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
just wondering. is this really free? dont want to download anything harmfull..
Sylo08 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
My Apophysis doesn't have a tool bar at the top or a little graph when I try to actually make one. Do I have the wrong one? If I do does anyone know where I can get the right one?
Vypor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
This is awesome! :wow:
Thank you so much for making this! I was worried I'd never figure Apophysis out. ^^;
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