Learning basic skills

In this tutorial, we are going to learn some basic skills for working with fractals using Switch Mode, zooming, and working with gradients.

Let's create a new image using a different fractal formula.


Click New on the File menu, and then click Fractal.

  • Select the Phoenix (Mandelbrot) formula from the list in the right pane of the "Select Fractal Formula" browser window.
  • Double-click on the name, or click Open.

If you cannot find the formula, make sure that the file Standard.ufm is selected in the left pane first.

The Phoenix formulas

You should now see this image on your screen:

Next: Learning to use Switch Mode