Thank you so much! Yes I am happy. I am working on some new pieces at the moment in mixed media... should be up in a couple of days.lol Thanks for keeping in touch... I live fractals wish i new how to do them especially for some faded out backgrounds for some drawings I am working on. Any suggestions.. I have photoshop, illustrator, and macromedia.. But I am only so schooled in these programs.
Well.. Fractals, both for textures and for integrating with images in MM are absolutely fantastic. I'd go for Ultra Fractal personally, because although Apophysis is as easy as you like for kiddie's play - or as hard as you like for serious manipulation - Ultra Fractal is a far more interesting and varied program, with really good tutorials, and so many options available. It can be a little bit daunting to start with, but once you work through the tutorial that comes with it, to learn its basics, then you're well on your way. Only thing is that it isn't free whereas Apophysis is.
As for telling you exactly how to make such backgrounds, I don't think I'd have the first clue how to do that - in fact I'm only just considering making something of the sort for my own MM stuff! lol! If I come across a fairly easy forumla that you could try out I'll let you know, but first you need to decide which fractal program to go for - there are a lot of them about, each with limitations or huge possibilities! Fractal Explorer is a very good one, too, and you might find that a little easier to use tha Ultra Fractal. If you're interested in any of these let me know, and I'll go to the site where I used to be a moderator for Mixed Media (lol!!!) and get all the links for you. Oh also, there's possibilities in KPT tools (available from Corel) too.. A plugin for Photoshop primarily..