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Apophysis Guide v.2.1 by ClaireJones Apophysis Guide v.2.1 by ClaireJones
Originally designed for Apophysis 2.04b, but the techniques are still applicable for all current versions. Updated version of the original Apophysis Guide.

Click the Download link to the left of the preview image to get the guide.

Thanks so much to `Aeires and `bleedsopretty for the DD. I am honoured. :aww:

Included in ZIP file:
  1. PDF file
  2. .FLAME paramaters file
  3. readme

Changes in this version:
  • New PDF format
  • New screenshots
  • Additional links in the Extras section
  • More "hidden" features covered
  • More infomation overall on the Apophysis application

Other Apophysis resources:

Starter Flame Packs

Gradient Packs


Guides & Tutorials
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The techniques in Apophysis Guide v.2.1 by =ClaireJones are extremely sound in it's application. It's approach is a no nonsense, keep it simple, less is more mentality that clearly demonstrates that Apophysis can be a user friendly program to create top quality fractals. Beyond a very simple and clear layout with great visual images, it has a table of contents so that subject matter can be found quickly, and a list of resources for further help beyond what is covered here. This is a great resource for anyone interested in Apophysis fractals. ( Suggested by Aeires and Featured by bleedsopretty )
SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :)
ywaters Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx a lot for being so helpful!!
richnao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
um, there is no download link to the left of the preview. At least, not one I can find
goofygrmom3 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I don't see a download link for this guide. Am I missing something?
goofygrmom3 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
found the download
lia-anni Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thank you. Just downloaded Apophysis can't wait to read!
Xseagreen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thank you!
Sherigan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I discovered Apophysis about two years ago, I had no idea what I was doing at all. I just randomly did something until it looked somewhat nice, but I was, in fact, just using the programme blindly. After some good amount of frustration, I decided that I would not try to use Apophysis anymore, until I'd have a clue on how to use it. This guide seems to be just what I had been looking for and I'll be sure to try it. I'm curious whether you can help my to finally truly understand the programme. It sure looks promising ;)
FearaJinx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for all the techniques! It has helped me out a lot!
gleisberry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good one. Thank you!
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:
aestheticmorality Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! I recently downloaded Apophysis and have been trying to figure it out on my own, but that hasn't really worked. This will be so helpful! Thanks again!
Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou thankyou thankyou...I've been working on it blind...this has helped tremendously!!!!!
GraphicLia Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Thank you for this easy to follow guide! This will definitely shorten the learning curve and you are absolutely right - it even applies to Apophysis 7 (five years later).
caffe1neadd1ct Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the news! [link]
CherubiumAngles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thanks, these are awesome guides
amerianna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Where can i get this tutorial, I am just learning fractal art, and I have done well thus far, (being self taught) I have Apophysis 7x if that helps.
PatrickKillian Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for providing this great tutorial! :hug:=)
Vocatus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for this :D
kandah Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
thank you so much for making this
thechaosofpeace Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
the download isn't working. =[
cerebelitis Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thank you for a great tutorial and for sharing your knowledge with us noobs!

Here is [link] to my first result. Hope you will like it ;).
Second-Perfection Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
A very good tutorial on Apophysis. It is helping me to learn about how to manipulate flames and what the different parameters do.

Thanks for sharing!
iluvbluesky Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Thank you for offering these tutorials. I have been drawn in to the "Apophysis Vortex" and the Juilias have all of my attention right now. I have begun your first tutorial and I am grateful to you for the time you have put in writing these (You are an excellent writer as well!)
Kestrad Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
ooh, this is really helpful! thanks!
Koepaard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :)

made this
using your guide, it's my first ever :D
guagapunyaimel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
thank you so much claire,, its an angel has come down to me and give me some enlightment,, :floating:
here's some result from me using this tutorial,,[link]
once again thank you :worship:
wolfepaw Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making these available to everyone. I have just started learning Apophysis and I must admit, I was tres confused! I played with it and generated some interesting images, but nothing compared to what I have seen from other people on DA. I have a long way to go and I'm hoping with your tutorial that I can improve my Apo-ness. Again, thank you. It's a great service you are providing to those of us who would love to learn how to make this program "sing".
Paulgswanson Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
I know this already but Im adding it to favs simply because it more informative than most others, and it actually taught and expert users something new!
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional General Artist make it all look so easy:).....*hmm* least I can appreciate the pretty pictures...:rofl:...very professionally done,a well-deserved DD,thanks so much for sharing:hug:
Spamkiller Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is another great tutorial! :+fav:
amberwind Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Congratulations! :winner:

Your piece has been featured in Fractalicious Issue #8!

Click on the link to see all of this week's fantastic featured fractals! :wow:
RadioWonder Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Thanks for the tutorial...
aurora900 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great tutorial, you finally got me into Apophysis. I never found a good tutorial for it before...

I followed the tutorial and made this last night: [link]

Marluxia20009 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
weres the guide? lol
CapturedCosmicDebris Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You have to download it...
Marluxia20009 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
0 :-p
CapturedCosmicDebris Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
spacesearcher Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
You should make a tutuorial on how to write good tutorials because you are so good at it.
joggo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
thanks for the guide ! now i can make some cool pictures like you. :hug: yaaaaay :w00t!:
SageArtist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
HI Claire and Thanks! I haven't used the tutorial yet, it is now downloading but I really needed something to help me make sense of all this!!
Much appreciate!
ArtressDesigns Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Claire. :love:
pants-of-power Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
I could use this... then maybe I could make cool stuff on purpose instead of just flailing until I find something. :eyes:
ClaireJones Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ha ha. Half of the time I'm just messing around myself. I have such a difficult time with Fractal Explorer since I have to plan ahead more. I use Apophysis as a stress reliever instead.
pants-of-power Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
I've found that Apophysis is an excellent form of stress relief. :#1:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
.....uh, i just went through three links and i'm still confused....could you explain it to me in a simple fashion? if not that's ok too......
Cat-in-the-mist Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Very nice :)
I've been trying it for the last two days :) I'd need a bit more pratice to get something nice though :D
RainDropSoup Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Awesome!! :thumbsup: Thanks so much for posting it, and :clap: on the DD!!
CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
how do I download the guide?
ClaireJones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
The download link is on the left-side menu next to the preview image.
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