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Ultra Fractal Beginners Guide by Jimpan1973 Ultra Fractal Beginners Guide by Jimpan1973
My first tutorial in UF. It's a small beginners guide. It shows a way to get started doing fractals very quick. There's no big strange explanations about the features in UF. But it gives you some easy tools for exploring on your own. I've included some small screenshots with red markings around some things so you'll find them easy. Hope it's gonna work. Just note me if you got any questions.

--- UPDATE ---
The rendering tip in the tutorial gives good images. But the main technique used by me is to render very huge. My latest images are rendered without anti-aliasing and 15360 pix on the longest side. Then I shacle them down in Photoshop by 4 to 3840 pix on the longest side. This way you preserve details and the anti-aliasing can sometimes blur.
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WestOz64 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Sorry forgot to add the link to show you what I made 1st UF Spiral by WestOz64  Now I need a tutorial to show me how to paste the word "link" instead of the pic!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy that my tutorial could be useful.
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WestOz64 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Thank you for a great tutorial :D (Big Grin) 
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :)
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heldenlama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much - as I'm new to UF this was very useful - works like a charm
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it could help you. Just ask if you run into problems with UF and I'll try to help.
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patternmaker Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I just bought UF and appreciate your tutorial very much, thank you!!!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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caffe1neadd1ct Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the news! [link]
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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fractalbeke Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Very interesting tut for beginners as I am.
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try it and see what you think.
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ZoeUna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I just loaded a pic I made using this tut! Thank you!
[link]
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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ZoeUna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
LOOLOLOL!! :D
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ZoeUna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Thank you so much for this tutorial. It was a big help to me. After doing this tutorial, I was able to get into the tutorial that comes with the program. Previously it used to bore me, and I would never remember anything I learned. But your tutorial gave me a quick understanding of the basics that I can't forget! Thank you.
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome. I'm glad it could help you getting started. And you always got my chatroom if you run into trouble. Link is down under this comment.
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timemit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice one Jim, thanks for saving me from hours of going mad :D :thumbsup:
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! Glad it could help.
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Escara40 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   General Artist
Thank you very much for this interesting tutorial :handshake: :w00t:
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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typhonragewind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just tried it out an it's pretty cool :D
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it could help!
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frekie999 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
thanks great
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: :bow: :bow:
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Bloodfast Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
:wow: This is great! Thanks!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad it can be helpfull.
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Sunny-77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thank you so much! Thanks to your tutorial I finally think I made something!! So when is the next tut?
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it could help. I have another on tut on masking. But I suggest you get comfortable with all the gadgets in UF before trying it. But you can visit my chatroom anytime for a helping hand. I'm always glad to help. Just tab me to see if I'm in.
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. This will come in handy when I start with UF :dance:
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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KaloHanaka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Hello hello, this was the result from me using this tutorial!
[link]
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, my friend! I hope it was easy to follow.
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KaloHanaka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you!
I had some troubles with it, but that was mainly because I didn't really know what the different buttons I was looking for were, nor what they looked like.

Otherwise it all went good! A lot faster render time that I thought!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great to hear! Just keep on asking if you run into trouble.
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KaloHanaka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Will do!
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WCS-Wildcat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
what's UF? sorry im a noob! I dont think i have the programs to do these sort of things but I wish I could because they look so awesome!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm unsing a fractal generator called Ultra Fractal. It's not freeware. But you can download a trial version here. [link]
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Arakuto Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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fractek Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   General Artist
GREAT WORK
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hope it can get someone started.
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
It's a beautifully laid out tut, and I appreciate your explanations of the features. Fantastic work Jimmie. :D
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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ImSoRad0485 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Hmm. I've never used non-adaptive to render. Always custom depth and threshold, or if I'm in a hurry just Normal. I'll have to try that one out. :)
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try it on an emboss formula and see the difference.
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ImSoRad0485 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   Digital Artist
Ah, okay, now I see. That's why I've never used it. I use specific coloring algorithms to create an embossed look on certain parts of my art rather than using an emboss formula on the central fractal structure. It gives me more control, I think. But I'll have to keep this in mind should I ever use that formula. Thank you. :)
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NinthTaboo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, Thanks :)
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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