Gradients can make a huge difference in the appearance of a flame. Apophysis comes with a great Gradient tool and this tutorial discusses the many options available plus shows you how to create your own custom gradients and save them in Gradient Packs.
This little tutorial will give you a quick walk through on how to create a fractal using Fractal Explorer. This tutorial is particulary good for those of you who are like me and don't like or want to work with their own formulas. We will be selecting one of the generously included formulas for our fractal creation.