I've been trying to reproduce these effects: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - YouTube
I understand that first thing I have to do is use fractal noise to create a pattern on a solid, then pre-compose and then use gradient wipe on the pre-comp, but I'm having trouble finding the right fractal effect.
Suggestions for a beginner? Thank you.
Without knowing your settings and a screenshot of what it currently looks like nobody can really advise. Also this goes beyond just using a fractal noise since you need to control where the individual blots originate, so additional stuff like using masked solids and effects like Roughen Edges is usually involved plus you may actually need multiple layers of noise at different sizes to control this further...