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Countdown to end of AUG '18 TIME FOR A BREW CHALLENGE

Friday, August 31st @ 3:59pm

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See journal below for details of this month's
Ultra Fractal design challenge!

August 2018 Challenge - Time For A Brew

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 1, 2018, 1:30 AM

August 2018 Challenge - Time For A Brew

Hello all. Here is August's Ultra Fractal challenge for you. This time you have a wide choice of formulas you can use - we are going to explore the "Brew" formulas in tma2.ufm and tma3.ufm. You'll find many of these formulas offer very clean looking spirals to work with and these are some of my favourite formulas! I have used Sweet Brew 03 many, many times, for example. Your work doesn't have to be a spiral, though, so do feel free to do something more abstract or expressive if you can find other ways of using these formulas.

If you search for "Brew" formulas in UF's browser you will find 98 possibilities to choose from.
As well as some more individual ones like Wizard's Brew there are groups of several Brew files such as:
  • Dark Brew
  • Deep Brew
  • Fat Brew
  • Savory Brew
  • Smooth Brew
  • Spicy Brew
  • Sweet Brew
  • Thick Brew
I would suggest that you try a number of different ones and maybe use a different brew for each of your images. Whatever you do, if you're new to these formulas, have a good play with several of them to get a feel for what they can do. These challenges are all about discovering new goodies to play with and gaining experience. I hope you all enjoy these formulas anyway. Do have a look at the featured images below - all use a different "Brew"!

The rules this month are simple:   
  • Create a fractal image using one of Toby Marshall's Brew formulas on most or all layers.
  • Please mention which formula you used in your artist comments as that can be very helpful.
  • Please also mention the group and/or this challenge journal.
  • The usual general rules also apply - full Rules in cream box below - check before submitting!

Examples of Brew fractals from DA's galleries

:bulletblack: Sweet Brew 03:
Confusion by LaPurr

:bulletblack: Fat Brew 01:
By the Glassblower by zisgul

:bulletblack: Spicy Brew 02
(includes parameters):
UF Chain Pong 304 - Destiny in the Flowers by miincdesign

:bulletblack: Deep Brew 05:
-isaya- by silwenka

:bulletblack: Big Brew Julia:
Fossil Ammonites by missie-mandelbrot

:bulletblack: Smooth Brew 02
(includes parameters):
Slipped Disc by Velvet--Glove

:bulletblack: Spicy Brew 03
(includes parameters):
Collaboration fractal by TanjaGrimstvedt

Detailed challenge information and rules!
Rules for this month's challenge
:bulletgreen: Images must be made with Ultra Fractal software.
:bulletgreen: You must use one of the "Brew" formulas in tma2.ufm and tma3.ufm on most or all of your image layers.
:bulletgreen: Images must be new and uploaded to DA on or after: August 1st 2018
The challenge ends on August 31st 2018
:bulletgreen: You may enter up to FOUR images to this challenge. If you have any problems please note the group, not the admins.
:bulletgreen: You MUST mention this challenge and add a link to this journal -OR- our group icon in your comments.
:bulletgreen: Please also mention which formula you have been exploring and using.
:bulletgreen: Submit your entry to the Challenge Folder: August Challenge - Time For A Brew
:bulletgreen: After the challenge closes we will ask the group members to vote on their favourite three entries.
A selection of winners will be featured in the group journal a week or so later.

General rules
:bulletblack: You may use mappings, masks and texturing created by UF (but no imports).
:bulletblack: Watermarks and signatures must be small and subtle.
:bulletblack: NO Fractal Manipulations or imported images are allowed.
:bulletblack: Minimal post-work only allowed e.g. enhancing colours, sharpening and adding a signature or simple border.

Sharing parameters
Pixel: Gift This month you are free to share whatever you wish: a single layer, the whole image or none at all.
Paste your params in your artist comments, as a comment to your image or in your with a link. A tutorial on how to store your parameters in your DA area can be found here: Here

Questions or don't understand something?
Please ask first as we do not wish to offend or upset anyone (and ourselves) by refusing an entry.
Add your questions in the comments below, for the benefit of all.
Remember: No question is too silly or too basic and you're not being useless because you don't "get" something! I really do forget to mention stuff, get things wrong or can overlook the fact that some things can be baffling to new users or new members, so if you're not sure about something please do not be shy to ask! Others may be wondering the same thing too! :) (Smile)

Thanks and I hope you have much fun brewing up with this formula challenge! :wave:

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C-91 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! I was wondering whether the June Challenge winners have been announced? patrick gasp I must have missed the journal or misunderstood something. :confused:

Btw this group is awesome and you're all awesome. :heart:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Don't worry, Silvia, you didn't miss anything. June was a bit different - we did a community Space texture pack so there was no voting that month. :)

I'm glad to hear you enjoy checking in with the group's output every now and again, thanks for your kind words. :hug:
C-91 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! :hug: I really mean it, this is one of the groups that keeps the fractal community alive, so thank you for all you do and keep it up! :)
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
Recless1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am new to DA and was wondering the best format to submit items for the thin challenge was and sent a note all so on this but was thinking this was a better way
Thank you for your time 
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Hi Recless, it's great to hear you will be participating!

I'm not very clear on what your question is. Are you asking about the best way to share parameters? If so then I think that has to be by using your DeviantArt stash area. I know you're new to DA and there is so much to learn about but it's really worthwhile learning how to do this (look at how other people are using it on their challenge entries too!).

I have written a step-by-step tutorial about how to use Stash for parameters:
How to store parameters in your by Velvet--Glove
This should tell you all you need to know and is really easy once you know how.

When you've saved your params in a stash file just copy the stash link and paste it into your artist comments under your uploaded deviation so others can access the params. For challenge entries do please also make sure you make mention of the challenge as described in the challenge journal. Then submit your entry to the Group's Challenge gallery: Here

I hope this answers your question. :)
Recless1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is good info but was really asking about file format to upload meaning jpeg, PING or TIFF Thank you
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Ah, I see what you mean now.

I normally upload .jpg images but .png is accepted too. I don't think TIFFs are permitted as these tend to have large filesizes.
Lauredin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Unfortunately, I can't submit the fourth entry for the thin challenge because it would be more than 4 submissions in 30 days in this folder but this doesn't make sense because I submitted only three others. I had the last submissions to the other challenge folder at the end of the last month. Do I have to wait till the 30 days are over or could you submit it for me?
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
It looks like you submitted your first one twice but deleted one
as this screenshot from the log shows:
  Lauredin by Velvet--Glove
This counts as two submissions.

If you let me have the link to your 4th entry I will request it!
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