Pimping Joe

Tieradoodle by Jenn Dixon

As a note, I will be going through a few gradual formatting changes, so bear with me.

To start off, it’s been a slow day at work, so I was messing around in Tierazon and Photoshop and came up with this simple little number.

What I really want to write about is something completely non-art or photography related. I want to introduce you to my friend and co-worker Joe Sharpe. Joe is an aspiring sports writer and has started off by writing his own sports blog. Joe blogs about anything sports. He often roots for Buffalo, NY teams because that’s where he’s from. He would love some more readers, so go give him a visit! Now!

Here’s how to visit Joe on the Web:

Click on: New York Nicks Blogging Community
Click on Joe’s picture on the front page (he’s the first new Knick’s fan and is wearing a Steelers jersey). By going in this way, the site can better track Joe’s stats.


This is one of my favorite pieces because of how I made it.

First, this is not and Ultra Fractal piece, but rather four fractals created in a program called Tierazon and then layered in Photoshop CS. I was extremely picky my coloring and cropping. I also desaturated layers for coloring, mixed them around, changed coloring channels, and came out with a piece that was worth the effort and was very, very proud of.

I recommend Tierazon if you are interested in dabbling in fractals. It’s not overwhelming like the powerhouse Ultra Fractal can be at first, and you can get some cool stuff right off the bat.

Also, if you want to try the layering in Photoshop, go for it! Just don’t change your fractal or your zoom. Change the colors and coloring types so you can get different layers to put together. Render everything at the same size. Once you get into Photoshop, experiment!

This is a project you can do free, actually. If you don’t have Photoshop, The GIMP works great, too.

To conclude, if you want to try this out. Here are the steps.:

  1. Get Tierazon.
  2. Make your fractals, at least three. Keep the fractal the same, keep the zoom the same, but change the colors and coloring method.
  3. Get a graphics program like Photoshop or The GIMP.
  4. Open your layers, play with the layer blending.
  5. Duplicate layers and try different coloring settings.
  6. Save and look at your masterpiece!

As a note, Amazing Seattle Fractals has some great Tierazon tutorials to show you the ins and outs of the program. And while you’re there, check out the Guest Galleries…especially here and here….