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Night by GaudiBuendia Night :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 4,199 89 COLOR GRUNGE TEXTURES by intano-stock COLOR GRUNGE TEXTURES :iconintano-stock:intano-stock 45 0 Sleepless by maxasabin Sleepless :iconmaxasabin:maxasabin 6,561 527
Post_depth Tutorial
Lets give the word to zy0rg, the creator of post_depth plugin:
That variation is used to create the depth blur effects in 3d fractals.
Unlike Apo's native depth blur, with this plugin you can use any variation (I'd recommend sineblur) for blurring.
The drawback compared to native blur is that you need to place the blurred object "manually" (i.e. using ztranslate, rotate_x and rotate_y) so it might be a bit tricky to use. But I think that the result is 99.98% worth it.
You can download post_depth (and a few cool blurs) here:

A few examples of post_depth results:

Basic Usage
To use post_depth, you will need par
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Underwater - Apophysis Fractal Tutorial by lucid-light Underwater - Apophysis Fractal Tutorial :iconlucid-light:lucid-light 248 62
Project Educate Fractal Week - Apophysis Tutorials
As you might have noticed, this week of Project Educate is dedicated to fractals.
In this news article, I would like to present tutorials for Apophysis and show you examples of fractals made with these resources.
I hope that this way I'll bring your attention to resources you've never tried to work with or (in case you are already familiar with these) show you a new possibilities of what can be created according to that particular tutorial.
There is not enough space to feature all the wonderful tutorials and I am forced to make a selection of just several of them. The key for selection is me being already familiar with them, thus recommending to you some of the tutorials that helped me a lot.
Here we go:
:bulletred: Julia Uncovered v.2.2 :bulletred:
by :iconClaireJones: ClaireJones

:bulletred: Tutorial - Splits elliptic
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Mate by Daisuke-Kimura Mate :icondaisuke-kimura:Daisuke-Kimura 3,192 131 Lady 3 by SimonWeaner Lady 3 :iconsimonweaner:SimonWeaner 4,771 179 Elevator out of order by ARTOFJUSTAMAN Elevator out of order :iconartofjustaman:ARTOFJUSTAMAN 346 38 The Banded Garden Spider by bmxer197 The Banded Garden Spider :iconbmxer197:bmxer197 52 44 Smoke explosion BRUSH PS by FrostBo Smoke explosion BRUSH PS :iconfrostbo:FrostBo 558 68 Particle Smoke by pstutorialsws Particle Smoke :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 2,467 255 16 Photorealistic Explosion Brushes by pstutorialsws 16 Photorealistic Explosion Brushes :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 912 74 Watercolor Splatters by pstutorialsws Watercolor Splatters :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 8,630 467 Black and White Winter by DonBowling Black and White Winter :icondonbowling:DonBowling 228 97 Winter in the forest 3 by Dreamnr9 Winter in the forest 3 :icondreamnr9:Dreamnr9 75 15


Fast Ship
Sometimes just an exploding spaceship isn't enough, you have to blow up the whole damn solar system. 
Far Station
Playing around with space art again. Apophysis, with a special thanks to the tutorial here:…, more apophysis, a Mandelbulb element, and then photoshop. I'm still learning.     
Last year I did art every day of the year. It wasn't much, some days, if I didn't have the time or the energy for more than a quick doodle or sketch. But knowing that I had to post the art daily (I did miss a few days while traveling and having no internet, or when I was quite sick) pushed me to create. It was very fulfilling, sometimes tiring and frustrating if I had no ideas, and in the end I had a fantastic album full of art and memories. 

This year, I didn't want to keep pushing the art. I'm not in school any longer (graduated! Yay!:happybounce: ) and am currently hunting a job, don't expect to be unemployed long, and am also reviving my writing. So I decided that I would take a photo a day, and put it here on DA (the album last year was on Facebook and it got very unwieldy by the end). So far, three weeks into the project, I've learned that it will still be a challenge. There will be days like today where I took rather a lot of pictures, and more than one was worthy of being that single photo. But there will also be days like last week where it was raining, I was busy, and squeezing those few seconds of time out for the photo (plus uploading, and editing, and... Waaaah!  ) feel like more than I want to do. 

But it's good for me, to push, to brush up my skills that I have been slack on while focusing on other things. I'll still do art; I've been itching to paint recently. And the writing is going, which is a relief. This novel is nearing completion, and I'm already getting glimmerings of story for the next one, which is in the series my fans clamor for. So! Even if a full-time day job drops in my lap Monday, I have my goals and habits in place. I'm ready for the coming year. Plus, my daughters are asking me to teach them things. One wants to learn photography, another wants to learn creative lettering (and heaven knows I'm no expert there, so we'll be learning together). I have to find my son's creative button. Other than Minecraft, where he loves to build and then take me on virtual tours of his creations. Which is sweet, but I want to deepen his skillset, too. 
  • Reading: A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
  • Eating: Peach Frozen Yogurt
  • Drinking: coffee, always!


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I am an author, scientist, and a hobbyist photographer. I write, mother, garden, and read more than is good for me. You can find my stories at, and I blog there daily on topics from art to writing and everthing in between.


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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Cedar.
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
vw1956 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much :huggle:
Neo128 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017   General Artist
:iconllamacopterplz: :meow:
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for adding my latest 'Find your way around DA' journal to your collection.
I hope you will find it useful :)

cedarlili Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I will, and thank you so much for taking the time to coallate that. 
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Hi!

Welcome to MyLovelyPet, a home to domestic and wild animals. We always have lots going on, from contests, to monthly themes - there is surely something for everyone! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!) 
cedarlili Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm looking forward to taking part. 
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! We looking forward to seeing your work! :hug:
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the gift, Cedar! It was a big surprise and you made me smile all day ^o^
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