This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful and simple fractal image based on a flower. This is actually impossible with Photoshop’s standard plugins, so we are going to use the stunning Fractal Explorer free filter that is run using the Pixel Bender plugin.

Pixel bender is a free plugin released by Adobe that lets you run filters created using the Pixel Bender programming language. To follow this tutorial you will have to download and install both Pixel Bender and Fractal Explorer. Pixel Bender can only be installed on Photoshop CS4 and CS5. If you have older Photoshop versions, then you won’t be able to install Pixel Bender. Also, it won’t work on Photoshop CC because this plugin has been discontinued.

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