# Coloring in Apophysis - Part 2

## Deviation Actions

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A brief guide to coloring in Apophysis. A Chaotica tutorial on the subject coming out soon too

Last but not least, if you fancy the gradient i used as example here, you can download it from:

# Coloring - Editor

Now that we are done with the gradient, lets explore the Colors tab in the editor.

We will see how transform color, color speed and opacity work.

# 1 - Opacity

Opacity is the opacity of the transform. Opacity 0 means it will be entirely transparent, and opacity 1, entirely opaque. Lets change the opacity of one of the transforms:

opacity = 0                                   opacity = 1

This setting is very handy when you cannot remove a transform (important part of your fractal`s structure) but also doesn't want it to be visible.
Although i didn't show a picture of this, you may use also values between 0 and 1 for opacity (for example, when you need a transform to be less bright, but cannot lower it's weight).

# 2 - Transform color

This is the color of the transform. It will not paint the transform with the chosen color though (not necessarely).
Basically, the final color will be a mix of the colors of the whole fractal and the transform color. The weight of transform color on the actual colors of Cthe transform is given by color Speed.

# 3 - Color speed

Color speed is how much the transform color will actually contribute to the final coloring.

Color speed -1 will make the transform solid color.
whole fractal                                transform 1

Color speed -0.99. It is almost solid color, but you can already see a small contribution of other transforms.
whole fractal                                transform 1

Color speed 0 (default value).
whole fractal                                transform 1

Color speed 1. The transform keeps the colors unchanged: see how the coloring of the transform is identical to the coloring of the whole fractal.
whole fractal                                transform 1

In the next part, we will see a few coloring examples of some common frameworks.