Free Inspirational Fractal Tool For Designers & Artists

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WeaveSilk“, a free (paint with light) web tool, lets you create some very cool looking fractal designs, easily and quickly. The program offers a pretty decent level of control for creating custom shapes and specifying colors. The images shown here, I created within just 5 minutes of playing around.

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Since WeaveSilk operates under “creative commons”, any designs you create can be shared, sold or used for commercial projects. The one downside is that saving your creations is restricted to only screen size png’s…not adequate for print work, but the program apparently wasn’t intended for that. Regardless, it’s sufficient for desktop backgrounds, graphic designers looking for abstract web elements or artists seeking inspiration for abstract painting ideas.

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Give it a try. It’s a great free no-download program that’s a load of fun. If you know of any similar tools, please share them below. I’ve dabbled with the downloadable pc-only “Apophysis” in the past; it seemed to have more of a learning curve than WeaveSilk, but if I remember right, was more in depth and offered larger image saves.


Derek Kimball

Derek is the founder of DesignBuddy and a full time graphic designer. He specializes in logo creation and visual branding. Over the past 13 years Derek has helped hundreds of clients grow their business and establish a stronger brand identity. View his portfolio, or get in touch. If you'd like to receive an occasional free newsletter with useful design related content, please subscribe here.

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