Here’s a list of links you might find helpful. I’m also considering adding links from previous posts to make them easier to find, but that means sorting through those to see what is actually useful.
I’m sorry, this list is horribly not useful. Perhaps one day, I’ll edit it but more likely I’ll post a better list of links elsewhere.
JWildfire (Fractal flame creation suite)
Apophysis 7x (The up-to-date Apophysis, flame generator)
Academic and Reference
Encyclopedia of Computational Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence)
Directory of Open Access Journal Articles
(Not exactly reliable material, but interesting.)
How to / Tutorials
Stars made in Gimp
Most if not all are provided by the following individuals/internet users:
“Sammy Boy” on http://www.christiananime.net (orig post: http://www.christiananime.net/showthread.php?t=61688)
Tutorials for Photoshop and Gimp
Script for making stars: