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UF calligraphic style tutorial by heavenriver UF calligraphic style tutorial by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal tutorial (available for all versions of UF)

Made for Project Educate: Fractal Week, October 2011


If you like my works, please come visit my Facebook page! :aww:

So I was planning to do a live tutorial in the chat, but after showing up for three consecutive days and not finding any student available for learning - or just people who were better than me in UF - I decided to do something different and write down a tutorial on my own. Just for Project Week, of course. :D

This tutorial is very basic and even complete UF novices can use it proficiently. It means lots of information will be an unnecessary reading for fractal experts, but the very principle of Project Week is to share our knowledge with the whole community, and this is what I'm hoping to do!

You'll learn how to make calligraphic fractals such as these:

Ki by heavenriver Shotai by heavenriver Kyokai by heavenriver

Makoto by heavenriver Iimawashi by heavenriver Kibun by heavenriver

Just a few basic rules:

- DO NOT repost on other sites without my permission. Ask me first!
- Please link this tutorial in your deviation comments, in case you use it.
- Please link me what you make with it; I'm always up to see other people's works!
- Please add this tutorial to your Favourites if you use it!


That said, enjoy the tutorial and be sure to make some fractal masterpieces. Hope you like it, feel free to give me feedback. I'm looking forward to that. :hug:

Here are a few examples of what other deviants made with my tutorial!

Chaotic Splatter by *fractalfiend
Controlled Splatter by *fractalfiend
Endeavor by ~Linuron
Pharmakeia by ~NinthTaboo
It's Getting Late by =Loony-Lucy
Tangled Up in Blue by ~stormymay888
Europa by ~skulkey
Un Simbolo de Eternidad by ~skulkey
Fazed and Bemused by ~skulkey
In Threes by ~skulkey
Sun Medallion by ~skulkey
Strung Out by ~skulkey
Turquoise Love by ~skulkey
Psychotropic by ~skulkey
Iron Cross by ~skulkey
Triune Script by ~skulkey
Europa v2 by ~skulkey
Ganymede by ~skulkey
Callisto by ~skulkey
Titan by ~skulkey
Triton by ~skulkey
Lovely Trap by ~daelly
Black and White 1 by ~Marys-ArtandPhotos
Black and White 2 by ~Marys-ArtandPhotos
Black and White 3 by ~Marys-ArtandPhotos
Black and White 4 by ~Marys-ArtandPhotos
Black and White 5 by ~Marys-ArtandPhotos
UF-Calligraphics by =Lupsiberg

For other fractal resources, tutorials, gradient packs and more from me, please visit my Fractal Resources folder!
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:iconminia4:
Minia4 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good tutorial, I understood everything. Thank you very much Hug Heart 
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Glad it helped :hug:
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:iconminia4:
Minia4 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it is quite interesting, thank you very much Hug Love 
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   General Artist
This is what I made with your tutorial lupsiberg.deviantart.com/art/U…
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for showing it to me! It's really nice. :D
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   General Artist
Thank you, it was fun to make it :thumbsup:
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for sharing :iconflowerthnxplz:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure entirely :nod:
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:iconmarys-artandphotos:
Marys-ArtandPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks you so much for the great tutorial
here are the links to my work
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! They're added now :D
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:iconmarys-artandphotos:
Marys-ArtandPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconcoppercolour:
CopperColour Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm always ready to learn. :)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great :aww: Thanks to you!
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:icondaelly:
daelly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thanks for this... it's a beautiful technique. I used it here.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing! It's in the list now :)
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Europa: [link]
Ganymede: [link]
Callisto: [link]
Titan: [link]
Triton: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of them so far are great. Thank you! :D
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no problem. glad you like. :)
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
some more examples of what you can do using your technique:[link] [link] [link] [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added again! :D
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
and a couple of more... :innocent: [link] [link]

i'm really liking the effects i get by layering the calligraphic forms with a texture. :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added them too. :D
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
and again here: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both of them are cool! They've been added to the list :D
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i did another... [link]

i may be at this for a while - no need to list every one. =P
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's but a pleasure for me to list them, considering so few people actually link their works here! :)
If you don't want me to showcase the works for some other reason then I'll remove them, but otherwise, it's fine. :XD:
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
another couple for you: [link] [link]

nothing special, but they do give you an idea what you can do with the technique and some layering.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks again.
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no worries - i don't mind a bit of advertising. :D
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i used your technique to make this: [link]

cool stuff! :)
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:iconlackadaisicalleopah:
LackadaisicalLeopah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweetness~! What program are you using? I want to try this one out.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's called Ultra Fractal. It costs some money, but you can get the trial for free if you want. :D
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:iconlackadaisicalleopah:
LackadaisicalLeopah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. I may get the trial then. ^^
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:iconstormymay888:
stormymay888 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the awesome resource!
[Tangled Up in Blue]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Your fractal's been added!
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:iconstormymay888:
stormymay888 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
So simple it's genius! Original yet so classic! bravo my friend, bravo.....
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and do show me what you make with it. :D
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
This work is featured in the news :[link] Please, fave the news article if you want more people to see your work:aww:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much as always!
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
Welcome:aww:
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:iconloony-lucy:
Loony-Lucy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ho provato a farci qualcosa [link] :-)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Che bello :hug: Grazie!
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:iconlady-compassion:
Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks realy fun heaven-girl!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np! Looking forward to your outcomes.
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:iconthe-apparition:
The-Apparition Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, because this looks as if even I can do it, I am going to give this one a try....:)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It should be very easy to follow! Let me know what you make with it. :D
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:iconthe-apparition:
The-Apparition Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well, ....I can find some quite pretty swirly lines.....:iconoopsplz:
then......I have NO idea what to do with them :heart:!!!!
I am going to look for a couple more tuts for this as I honestly don't have a clue what to do with it all,
I barely get through Apop. and with that its a what you see is what you get....
Hard to imagine I can actually find my way around Photoshop.Guess maybe I am getting old....
:iconblinkypandaplz:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how to use Photoshop. :lmao:!
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:iconthe-apparition:
The-Apparition Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL!!!
I have been using PS for years though lol
So that may be why I can actually use it ^^
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NinthTaboo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again for the tutorial, this is my first result [link]
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