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This group is for work carried out in Ultra Fractal only. We do not accept work created in any other fractal program.

:iconcolorfulsparklesplz: OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE :iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
REMINDER -COLOURS OF SUMMER CHALLENGE 2015Just a reminder that this challenge is still on-going and we look forward to seeing many more entries over the next couple of months :)
ALSO:   :iconDouble-Ducks: and :iconDailyFractalFeatures: are holding a Flower Festival.  Take a look at this blog

Summer Challenge
We are looking for beautiful fractals made with Ultra Fractal depicting the Summer Season and in particular, the Colours of Nature in Summer.  These are open to individual interpretation depending on whereabouts in the globe you are living.  You may produce a scene, or you can go conceptual and use the style you feel suits you best.  
Here's an example of a scenario you might like to imagine:
You are walking up the side of a Swiss mountain in the early evening of a Summer's day, and all around you are pretty little wild flowers in full bloom, some peeking through the short grass, others growing tall and strong.  The views are extra


A NOTE ABOUT CHALLENGES

We will be running challenges and/or contests each month/bi-monthly plus some other things of interest on a regular basis. Watch our journals for information!

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Would you like to suggest a DD from the UF Community?

Our New CV is :iconc-91:

You can also go to FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? and make your suggestions to one of the overall gallery supervisors in order to keep Ultra Fractal Art in the public eye!

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:iconuf-artists:
This is our brother site to look at if you would like another group dedicated to Ultra Fractal, which offers weekly awards for best submissios!

:iconfractals-in-mono:
Our Sister Site for all fractal artists (any program) who enjoy a limited colour palette.

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You don't yet have Ultra Fractal but you'd love to learn it? HERE is where you can obtain it! Come and join the group; any questions, just ask!

Also HERE is the link to Janet Parke's courses, all three of which can be downloaded to your pc for $50 (£30). Highly recommended for newbies as well as those who know the workings of Ultra Fractal.

For some interesting parameters for practice with Mandies and Midgets go HERE to Toby Marshall's article!


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REMINDER -COLOURS OF SUMMER CHALLENGE 2015

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 5, 2015, 8:53 AM


We are looking for beautiful fractals made with Ultra Fractal depicting the Summer Season and in particular, the Colours of Nature in Summer.  These are open to individual interpretation depending on whereabouts in the globe you are living.  You may produce a scene, or you can go conceptual and use the style you feel suits you best.  

Here's an example of a scenario you might like to imagine:

You are walking up the side of a Swiss mountain in the early evening of a Summer's day, and all around you are pretty little wild flowers in full bloom, some peeking through the short grass, others growing tall and strong.  The views are extraordinarily beautiful, and you see the chalet where you are staying not too far above you.  In the distance you hear the gentle sound of cow bells, and close by you hear the evensong of a myriad of birds, some flying overhead, others hidden in the grasslands. The fragrance from the flowers comes to you in wafts of a gentle breeze and you sit down to drink it all in.  You close your eyes...  A fractalized image starts to form in your mind...


:bulletred: We do have one rule specifically for this challenge though, and that is that you use at least some of the colours in this chart www.florianiaustralia.com/medi… within your gradient, and they need to be clearly seen in the image you produce.

Tutorials about how to include colours from other images into your gradient can be found here fav.me/d5fusz2 and here fav.me/d8vl6pf



General Challenge Rules

:bulletgreen: Your image must be made using  Ultra Fractal.
:bulletgreen: NO huge/ugly watermarks (that includes the DA watermark) and frames should be simple and unobtrusive.
:bulletgreen: No Fractal Manipulations are allowed.
:bulletgreen: Minimal post-work only allowed (such as enhancing colours, sharpening and adding a signature).
:bulletgreen: You MUST be a member of Ultra-Fractal-Redux to submit to the challenge folder.
:bulletgreen: Submit to the Challenge Folder -  ultra-fractal-redux.deviantart…
:bulletgreen: You may enter up to THREE different images per month. That means you can enter up to 9 images in all.
:bulletgreen: Images must have been created on or after June 1st 2015 and the challenge ends on August 31st.
:bulletgreen: One entry may be exchanged if you think you have produced something better than something you already entered. Note us to arrange this. Please do not send notes to individual admins.
:bulletgreen: We do not require to see the parameters for this challenge, but we do encourage you to share them publicly, as part of the ethos of this group.
:bulletgreen: As always, only formulas from the Public Formulary are acceptable for the challenge if you intend to share your parameters.
:bulletgreen: A live link to this journal or at least the name of the group MUST be included in your artists comments, i.e.

"My entry for the :iconultra-fractal-redux: Colours of Summer Challenge 2015"  [Add link to this journal if you can]
You may if you wish, add the thumb of the journal itself. This would be much appreciated!


We look forward to seeing your entries. Have fun!! :wave:

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:iconlukasfractalisator:
LukasFractalisator Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for request. It was quite surprise :hug:
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015   General Artist
It was a pleasure! :hug:
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:iconworlockmolly:
WorlockMolly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
~:wave:~Thank you so much for the request!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
It was a great pleasure! :)
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:iconjudson-cottrell:
Judson-Cottrell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Greetings everyone,


I'm working on a fractal that's using Semi Regular Tesselation VII in Mapping and it's causing me headaches. I'm trying to give the piece depth and perspective around it's 12 edges in the center but everything I've tried to blend with it has failed. It just appears as flat lines around the image in it's center. I tried using one mask but it didn't work either. Can you give any advice on this please?

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:iconvelvet--glove:
Hi,

Unfortunately I don't think you can do what you are hoping for with this mapping. Like most of this type of transform the results are always hard edged. They are also referred to as "clipping (transforms)" by some people as the process is rather like cutting out parts of the image with scissors and/or moving them around to get a special effect. See the Help file for more information on different mappings/clippings/transforms.

You can introduce some more gentle shading or texturing of the shapes or holes in the design by using the transform as a mask on a gradient or texture layer, perhaps, but you can't soften up the edges themselves, as far as I know. You will just be cutting out hexagons or squares or whatever from the texture layer. These clippings are either solid or transparent, there's no in-between gradient that you can use to soften edges.

Hope this helps.
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Judson-Cottrell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for explaining what this is and how it works. This is one of the trickiest pieces I've worked with using everything I've learned over the past year. I'm adding more masks to it today but if I can't get it to look how I want, I'll just go back to the first saved file then take it in another direction. I released another fractal recently that used this mapping but it was easier with using black, white and shading. This one has a lot of colors and that made it harder with those hard edges. I appreciate your help.
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
You're welcome and good luck, wherever you go from here! :D
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ruxuxu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Thank you so much for the request!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
You're welcome, it's a lovely piece of UF work! :)
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