Martin aka mDJ | 13 December 2005
previous page, you
setup your stage and got started with creating fractals. In
this page you will actually get to see some cool fractals.
Let's continue from where we left off:
- After Step vi, press Ctrl + t
- This should create a box around your path.
Change the size too 101% of the path and make the rotate
1 on the transform toolbar at the top. Click, confirm
(the checkmark on the right).
- You are almost done, but not yet! Find the
Paths window or go to Windows>Paths. You
should see your path there. Click the stroke path
with brush button.
- Once you have done that, you should
notice that your path has been stroked with a 1px brush
- If all is good, you can now click Stop recording
from the actions window.
- On the actions window, click Fractal
1 and then click play.
- If successful, the actions will play and they will
transform and stroke your path.
- This is the fun part. Click play a bunch of
times and you will notice that a bunch of lines are
being created. If you do this enough, you can create
some dazzling fractals:
- This is what my outcome was after like a
- Once you are finished and love the
outcome of your fractal, you can go ahead and delete the
- This is my outcome after duplicating the fractal
(same as what you saw in the previous page) and rotating
Well, I hope you liked this tutorial. Here are some tips you
can use to make your fractals look better.
Incorporate the filter, Blur, after you
record the stroke action. This will make your lines look
more like gradients and less liney.
Change the amount of percent of size or
rotation you record while using the transform tool.
Make a ton of these things because they
are so fun to do!
If you have any questions, feel free to post
them on the forums.