1000+ Fractal Art for Creating Light Effects
Light effects can be easily achieved through fractals brushes and textures. Fractal Art (FA) has been around for approximately 15-20 years. Nowadays, digital graphic designers make use of fractal art in creating abstract and beautiful lighting effects such as background of websites and other design forms. Fractal Art is a genre concerned with fractals—shapes or sets characterized by self affinity (small portions of the image resemble the overall shape) and an infinite amount of detail, at all scales. Fractals are typically created on a digital computer, using an iterative numerical process. Lately, images that are not technically fractals, but that share the same basic generating technique and environment, have been welcomed into the FA world.
In this post, we compiled an extensive links to fractal design resources: brushes and textures that are made available online. Most of these resources carry a Creative Commons license, thus, they are free to use for noncommercial purposes under certain conditions laid out by the authors.
1) BRUSHES FOR CREATING LIGHT EFFECTS
01- Light Beams Plus Rays Brushes by redheadstock
A set of 26 Photoshop brushes made up of various light beams and rays of light. It includes beams like those from spotlights, sunlight like you would see coming through branches, lighthouse light beams, sunburst type effects (full circles as well as half and three quarters of the burst), and even some particles to add to your beams of light to make it look like floating dust. These are extremely high resolution, averaging about 2250 pixels in size. For Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+
02-Nova Equinox Brushes by axeraider70
A set of 11 brushes composed of space light brushes. Compatible with Photoshop 8+ and Photoshop Elements 3+
03- Abstract Light Swirl Brushes by differentxdreamz
Obviously, the brush will look less glow-ly than the display pic because brushes are in grayscale… But just use some glows, change the contrast or balance, and even the hue, and you will be fine…
04-Night 2 GIMP Brushes by MylastBlkRose
Just in case you need images of the night sky and other elements such as full moon, stars, etc., these brushes are ideal to use.
05- Urban Brushes by mim4y
A set of 13 Photoshop brushes made up of night shots of high rise buildings. Useful for creating a night urban setting/effects in your design. This set was created using Photoshop 7.
06- Destiny Brushes by axeraider70
07- Christmas Brushes by Edelihu
A set of Photoshop brushes composed of Christmas lights and glitters. Perfect for creating Christmas-themed cards, tags, posters, websites, etc.
08- 200 Fractal Brushes Set by Ecclesiocrat
Wanted fractal brushes but could never be bothered to make any? Here are 200 strange attractor fractals in .ABR format for your unlimited noncommercial use. Compatible with Photoshop 7.0 and up and GNU Image Manipulation Program v2.6 and later versions.
09- Traveler by hawksmont
A set of 11 Photoshop brushes created in Photoshop 7. If you want to achieve the effect on the preview use a black background and white paint for the brush. Use a glow brush on a new layer (black layer is beneath). Duplicate the layer with the brush and set the blending mode for this new layer on ‘Overlay’ or ‘Color’ (Overlay works better for me). Select this last layer and open Hue/Saturation window (ctrl+U, command+U), check the colorize option an then move all sliders as you want to.
10 - Abstract Butterfly Brushes by Edelihu
A set of 8 high quality Photoshop brushes made up of abstract glowing butterfly brushes.
11 - Party Brushes by Edelihu
A set of high quality Photoshop brushes that you can use for designing party or music-themed posters and cards.
12- Extremely Abstract by env1ro
A set of 20 Photoshop brushes made up of various light beams and rays of light. These are extremely high resolution, averaging about 1500 pixels in size.
13- Photoshop Fire Brushes by Brush King
A set of 9 high resolution Photoshop brushes made up of various fire images.
14 – Abstract Brush Set by r0man_de
A set of 4 symmetric abstract brushes in a very nice resolution/quality. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS3.
15- Galactic Brushes by Axeraider70
A very stellar brush set created in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and converted to Photoshop 7.
16 - Light Beams Plus Rays Brushes by boyingopaw
A set of 55 kaleidoscopic brushes for Adobe Photoshop.
17- Fractal Chaos by Javier Zhx
A set of 10 fractal brushes for creating abstract backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop.
18 – Funky Fractals by Smirnoff-Sweety
A set of 15 Photoshop brushes made up of various funky fractals that you can use for creating interesting abstract backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop.
19- Fractal Brush Set 04 by ekamanganese
This set contains five high resolution fractal brushes. The brushes are free for any use including commercial. While not required, the author requires a link to any work anyone has done with these brushes.
20- Ghost’s Fractals by ghost001
A set of 17 Sexy Fractal Brushes I made for anyone to use. All the brushes are very high quality for maximum detial. Enjoy the set and please favorite if you download them on Deviantart.
2) TEXTURES FOR CREATING LIGHT EFFECTS
01- Fractal Wallpaper (with Gimp) by carlitosway85
02- Fractal Blues by Fábio Pinheiro
03 – Genesis by Lynn (Gracie’s mom) – I’m hereandthere
04 – Apophysis
05- The Holy One
06- Cropped Circle
07- Flickr Ring
09- God’s Fireworks
10- Abstract Colorful Universe Wallpaper – TTdesign by tomt6788
11- Abstract Light by Gabriel Machado
12- Flower Light by HocusFocusClick
13- White Rosebud by HocusFocusClick
14- Ultra Fractal + Apophysis by Marty.FM
15-Starfish In Seashell by HocusFocusClick
16 - 10 Fractals Pack by Rose Cabriolet
17 – 7 Wallpaper Fractals Pack by Mad Potato
18 – 4 Fractals Pack by Sweetaslemons
19 – Fractals Pack by Sunchales
20 – Dreaming of Fractals by one-tough-one
21 – Fractals Pack II by Rose Cabriolet
22 - Fractal Pack 1 by greentunic
23 – Fractal Pack 2 by greentunic
24 – Apophysis flame pack 1 by saturn stock
25 - Fractal Pack by arezthetic
26 – Sya’s Fractal Pack by sya
27 – Flame Texture Pack 01 by Absinthyium-stock
28 - Fairylust by Jonny McCauley
29 – Links by Tatiana Plakhova
30 – Thinking Fractals by Rodolfo Biglie