There is one effect that keeps popping-up. Used in dreamy, ethereal images, the effect adds whispy fibers to add a very unique touch. Well, the source is Fractalius from Redfield Plugins. It claims to create an “extraction of so-called hidden fractal texture of an image.” Part organic weave, part electric sketch, the overall effect is very unique. There is NO documentation about this plugin; so the following is based on my best guess. Fractalius has four groups of settings. Starting at the bottom, the Presets will start you off. I suggest a moderate effect like Glow 50. The top two groups work contrast reliefs against each other to build the fibers.
- Sharpness: an intense image sharpener
- Line Width: defines the thickness of the fibers
- Radius: transforms the oversharpened relief into ethereal fibers
- Diffusion: blurs the minor fibers while enhancing the major fibers.