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Focus

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014



Focus

Here we have another nifty little Apophysis/Photoshop mashup result I created for a short video workshop (find here: http://v5.tigaer-design.com/?p=1841). Yet again it was fun throwing stuff together and look at what came out in the end. Especially when I work on pics like these I really have no plan what to do. I usually create a couple of fractal plates and start playing with them. Sooner or later everything falls in place and something nice is evolving from the mess I usually start out with. Hope you enjoy as well!

Apophysis & Photoshop

wallpapers available

Regards

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Galileo Press – Short Fractal Workshop (German)

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Galileo Design

Here we have a short workshop showing how to work with Apophysis Fractals in Photoshop. It’s in German language but it’s not a big problem if it’s not a language you master. You can pretty much see how it’s done. Nothing too complicated if you have some basic Photoshop experience. =) The video is thought to be a small teaser for the Book Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis, where I also discuss how to make the Fractals within Apophysis. Among other details that can help you to create a stylish picture. For now have fun with this little workshop! Additionally, as a small gimmick, I included the final result of the workshop in different wallpaper versions to the project materials. Enjoy!

Find the artwork “Harmony In Colour”, that was created for the mentioned book, here.

Find a nice wallpaper pack, from the image created in the workshop, here.

Regards

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Harmony In Colour

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Harmony In Colour

I cannot believe that this is the first fractal piece since 2009. Where the hell has time been? Anyways… this one was done for a book workshop. I haven’t had the chance to go for a fractal picture in a while and really enjoyed playing with this one. Goal of the workshop was to show how to work with Apophysis, create some nice fractal plates and then to go with them into Photoshop to combine them into something cool looking. I hope the workshop will open some new creative ways for the readers since Apophysis, from my point of view, deserves more than the niche it’s in now.

Here I want to thank Georg Kiehne, the creator of Apophysis 7X, for the help and advice. Also a thanks to the crew at Galileo Design which is always a pleasure to work with. Beside my fractal workshop entry there are also workshops for Photography, Painting and Manipulation in the book. Even some stuff that I can learn, which is a good sign for quality, in my humble opinion! The book itself comes in really good quality paper and is pretty heavy. You know you are holding quality when you have the book in your hands!

So if your german is any good then I recommend checking out the book here:

Galileo Design: here

Amazon: here

wallpapers available

Have Fun!

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HRT Wallpaper Pack

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

HRT

This one was created on one evening, just for fun. I tested the performance of my machine in apophysis and fiddled around with the results in photoshop. What i had on my screen in the end looked kinda cool so i thought i’d create a spontaneus wallpaper pack. =) It contains all the important sizes from 800×600 to 1920×1200… 6 digfferent sizes. So there should be a fitting one for everybody!

wallpapers available

Have Fun!

windows 7 themepack
Windows 7 ‘HRT’ Theme Pack -> Here – Just download and doubleclick to install – if you have any additional questions… just let me know!

All pictures in this Theme Pack are copyrighted by tigaer-design.com and may not used or reproduced without permission. Thank you very much.

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Vue 7 ‘Pioneer’ Testrenders

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

tigaer-design.com newsHi there, a week ago i downloaded me the free test version of Vue 7. ‘Pioneer’ allows you to get a sneak peak into the power of Vue 7. I know Vue since its early days and followed it eversince. Its gone down a long road and really became a name in the industry today.

So i took me some time, to check out the speed a bit, and did some test renders. No exciting stuff. Just basics. Clouds for example were a heartbreaker in the Vue 6 version. In Vue 7 they managed to create quite a speed boost when it comes to volumetric clouds.

vue 7 test 1

Render One – This was the first test render i did. Quality settings in Vue Pioneer are very limited. So this render is done in Ambient Occlusion and Superior Quality. Rendered on a 4gig ram, AMD 5200+ – definitely no speed machine. Rendertime was under 2hrs for 1920×1080.

vue 7 test 2

Render Two – Another test with clouds. Same setup like render one except the res was 1024×575. What i noticed was that vue’s render engine now seems to pre render the terrain before it goes into the details. Rendertime here was also below 2hrs.

vue 7 test 3

Render Three – This was a kind of thing i always wanted to create. This pic is also a bit reworked via Photoshop. I wanted to see what i can do with a minimum of effort on postwork. I cleaned up some edges and adjusted the colors a bit. Also added some slight sun beams. I rendered this on my laptop which is a bit more powerful than my work horse machine here. So this was rendered on 4gig ram and an Intel 9300 (5gh). Rendertime here was below 3hrs for 1920×1200 in superior quality.

Resume: Ultimately i must say, in detail, the clouds look a bit more like foam… than actual clouds. On the other hand that is probably only a thing that people recognize that really know how clouds should look like. On alien worlds clouds could look different too. So there are enough working excuses for us artists. Hehe. The clouds, nonetheless, look quite good and surely deliver a nice base for digital matte painters. I’m pretty sure that Vue will continue to make its way.

Website for Vue 7 Pioneer: http://www.e-onsoftware.com/products/vue/vue_7_pioneer/

Regards

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Synchrotone UWPE

Sunday, September 7th, 2008


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synchrotone ultimate wallpaper collection

Regards

windows 7 themepack
Windows 7 ‘Synchrotone’ Theme Pack -> Here – Just download and doubleclick to install – if you have any additional questions… just let me know!

All pictures in this Theme Pack are copyrighted by tigaer-design.com and may not used or reproduced without permission. Thank you very much.

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Solitude In Chaos

Friday, January 25th, 2008



Solitude In Chaos

A just for fun project made with the free program apophysis and completed in photoshop. The piece does not have a deeper meaning. It’s just thought to ‘look’ cool, and i hope it does. ;)

Original Specs:

9000×6000 – 20hrs fractal render time – 10hrs ps work – intuos3 – final psd size 1.3gb

Wallpaper Pack

800×600 1024×768 1280×1024 1600×1200 2560×1024 (ca 2mb)

Wallpapers can be found here.

Detail shots to see and feel the depth of the original image: link

windows 7 themepack
Windows 7 ‘Solitude In Chaos’ Theme Pack -> Here – Just download and doubleclick to install – if you have any additional questions… just let me know!

All pictures in this Theme Pack are copyrighted by tigaer-design.com and may not used or reproduced without permission. Thank you very much.

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WHERE IS MY MIND

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005


D³SCR!PTION

Well Well, my artistic sense told me to try myself on an abstract again. So i did. And i like the result. It looks so much better than my old tries and i tell you… the print looks totally awesome.

TECHN!CAL DETA!LS

There’s not much to say technically. ~ Zygrael inspired me to this piece with one of his works. It’s rendered in bryce (4000×6000 and worked on that res in PS = hell of a print) and heavily altered with photoshop.

windows 7 themepack
Windows 7 ‘Where Is My Mind’ Theme Pack -> Here – Just download and doubleclick to install – if you have any additional questions… just let me know! It’s the first time i try this.

All pictures in this Theme Pack are copyrighted by tigaer-design.com and may not used or reproduced without permission. Thank you very much.

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