June 2, 2009
Alexandria, VA, USA (June 2, 2009) – Filter Forge, Inc. today released the Mac OS X version of Filter Forge Freepack 1 – Metals, the first in the series of free Photoshop plugins, and announced the expiration date of the 30% discount on all editions of Filter Forge.
The freepacks are free thematic Photoshop plugins based on the technology used in the company's flagship product, Filter Forge, an innovative plugin allowing users to create their own filters – visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames and more. Each freepack can generate seamless resolution-independent textures and effects with professional-grade anti-aliasing, and takes full advantage of dual-core processors.
The theme of the first Filter Forge freepack is metals – the plugin comprises seven filters that produce realistic metal textures and effects. Alien Metal produces a sci-fi texture of an alien-looking metallic surface; Brushed Metal generates a texture of brushed aluminum; Foil produces a texture of crumpled aluminum foil; Diamond Plate creates a texture of an industrial diamond plate floor; Metal Panels generates a metal plating texture; Metalizer produces a smooth metallic surface based on the brightness of the source image; and Rust renders patches of corrosion over the darker areas of the source image.
The free plugin is available for download at http://www.filterforge.com/download/. Registration is not required. This and other freepacks are also available for Windows.
Additionally, the 30% discount on all editions of Filter Forge expires soon – the offer ends on June 10. To buy Filter Forge with a 30% discount and save up to $90, click here: http://www.filterforge.com/buy/
About Filter Forge, Inc. – Based in Alexandria, VA, Filter Forge, Inc. is a one-product company solely focused on developing Filter Forge, an innovative Photoshop plugin allowing its users to create their own filters. For more information, visit http://www.filterforge.com
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