This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Fractal Trace Filter. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
Then from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Map and then choose Fractal Trace.
This filter transforms the image with the Mandelbrot fractal: it maps the image to the fractal.
Now, from the subsequent Fractal Trace dialogue box, experiment with the settings until you are happy with the result, and then click OK.
Congratulations, your Fractal Trace Conversion is complete, and is ready to save.
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