Fractals are visually beautiful and they fascinate everyone who’s ever watched one closely. Fractalius is a plugin that helps you apply a similar texture to various images.
The program works with advanced image editors, such as Photoshop. The app seamlessly integrates in the editor and can be powered up straight from the software.
Thus, whenever you want to simulate various types of lightings and realistic pencil sketches, this program can be fired up.
The app is placed in the Filter menu (in Photoshop), under the developer’s name. Running it triggers another window to appear. This enables you to customize the way the picture looks.
For instance, you can adjust the sharpness and the line width, the radius and the diffusion levels. Additionally, the brightness and saturation values are possible to modify. All the changes may be viewed in real-time in the app’s interface.
A few preset modes can also be applied, such as crayon or glow. Processing takes only a few seconds, depending on the picture size, but also on the system’s performance.
All effects are based on the extraction of the so-called hidden fractal texture of an image, which means the output won’t look like someone simply overlapped two images.
When the job is done, you must simply approve all modifications. The image appears as a new layer over the background. Thus, further adjustments can be made to the picture.
The output file can be saved to any of the supported formats of the image editor, such as JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF, just to name a few generic image types. Depending on the editor you use, other formats might be included.
All in all, Fractalius is an easy-to-use plugin that can create beautiful visual effects. While the app doesn’t require too much experience to work with, you still need to know how to find your way around the image editor.
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