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Portals Crystal Punch Bowl  (UF0275) by barrowda

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578 Viewings as of 1/22/13
Featured 5/4/11 in Fractal Abstracts
Featured 5/11/11 in Apophysis Tutorial Fun

If you’re not sure whether the punch was spiked, if the bowl starts to look like this, give somebody your car keys :o)))

Created in Apophysis 7x v14 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Rendered as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers and a black background, color adjusted and sharpened in GIMP v2.6 with added lens and illusion effects, then saved in .jpg format, finally scaled up in UF. Number 3 in a series of images generated with the instructions in this tutorial called Portals by dA’s SaTaNiA (Damien G.), with nine transforms. Best if viewed larger.


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Celebrating the milestones of 660,000 Views (8/8/14), 1200 Features (8/12/14) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts and Artists Universe groups, and active in over 50 other RB groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Georgia Wild
    Georgia Wildover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work!! :-)

  • Thank you so much for the fave and comment, Georgia!!

    – barrowda

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Marvelous work

  • Bedankt, Thea! I’m just beginning to tweak this tutorial fractal, but I’m pretty happy with this one :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Beautfiul creation. Love the colors and forms in this.

  • Thanks, Bunny!! Hope it looks more like fine Waterford than a broken mirror :o)))

    – barrowda

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic David. You have that clear look to your bands. Mine look like metal or plastic.

  • Thanks for the fave, James. From everything I’ve read, plastic in Apo is considered a good thing :o))). Mine often look different from everybody else’s because I usually only render for a short time, then multiply the .png images in several layers in GIMP, adjust the contrast and color saturation and a bunch of other tricks I’ve worked out in the past couple of months since I started doing these Apo tutorials.

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    gorgeous David….love the colours…. :)

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your May 4, 2011 feature in Fractal Abstracts!

  • happypattern
    happypatternover 3 years ago

    Absolutely love this piece David!!!!

  • Thank you, Sylvia, for your fave and comment!!!

    – barrowda

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 3 years ago


    Featured on 05-11-11

  • Woo-hooo!! Thank you, Peggi!! I just need two more features to hit 100 :o)))

    – barrowda

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