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A plugin for Adobe Photoshop that allows you to build your own filters.

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    5000 creative
    Scratched photo and peeling paint, cartoon and Lomo effects, frames and distortions – get everything with Filter Forge.
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    5400 amazing
    Need cheese and magma? Parquet and weathered paper? Diamond plate and – gasp! – caviar?
    Filter Forge is at your service.
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    Standalone and plugin modes
    Filter Forge can operate as a standalone application or as a plug-in for Photoshop and other popular graphic software. See the full list of compatible hosts here.
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    Create your own filters in Filter Editor
    No filter in the online library can suit your particular needs? A visual editor allows you to create unique filters and modify existing ones without writing any code.
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    Most filters in Filter Forge support seamless tiling, even for non-square textures.
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    30.000 Variations
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    Filter Forge 4.0 Is Out!
    Great news: we have finally released Filter Forge 4.0! It features a new filter manager, supports component grouping and loop operations, includes new filters, and much more.
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    Try Filter Forge for free
    The free 30-day trial version is a fully-functional copy of Filter Forge Professional Edition. No limitations except the time limit.
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    80% discount
    All Filter Forge editions are available at a 80% discount. Hurry up – the sale is time-limited!
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Try New Filter Forge 4.0!

  • Standalone software and a plug-in for popular graphic applications
  • Free access to 10450 textures and effects
  • Ability to create your own unique filters
  • Free fully-functional 30-day trial version
  • Support for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X

What is Filter Forge 4.0?

Filter Forge is a versatile Photoshop plugin which lets both novice and expert users create a wide variety of realistic and abstract textures and effects. Users can take instant advantage of over 10450 free community-created filters in the online filter library, or create their own filters in the visual filter editor by assembling them from components such as blurs, gradients, color adjustments, noises, distortions, or blends – without writing a single line of code.
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Key Features

Filter Editor

Filter Editor

A visual node-based editor lets you create visual effects and procedural textures.

Online Filter Library

Online Filter Library

A free online repository of filters submitted by Filter Forge users. Contributors can earn a free copy of Filter Forge.

Seamless Tiling

Seamless Tiling

Most filters in Filter Forge support seamless tiling, even for non-square textures.

Normal Map

Bump and Normal Maps

Filter Forge can generate diffuse, bump, specular and normal maps – all are anti-aliased and most are seamlessly tiled.

Resolution Independence

Resolution Independent

As all filters are generated procedurally, any filter can be rendered in any resolution without losing a detail.

Partner with Us!

We are excited to offer cooperation to computer artists, graphic software authors, bloggers, online store owners and all Filter Forge lovers. We are open to all forms of partnership.

The Filter Forge Watercolor filter is so realistic that it's scary. It is soooooooo GREAT! Trust me, you definitely need to check this out.

Russell Brown
Senior Creative Director
Adobe Inc.

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“Filter Forge is an incredibly powerful new Photoshop Plugin. It's simply amazing. It gives you the power to create your own filters (you must run them from inside Filter Forge though) without any programming knowledge at all.”

Enrique Flouret