November 25, 2009
Alexandria, VA, USA (November 25, 2009) – Filter Forge, Inc. today announced a 50% holiday discount for its flagship product, Filter Forge, a high-end plugin for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters – seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames and more. The key features of Filter Forge include a visual filter editor and a free online library of over 6500 user-created textures and effects.
A unique opportunity to get Filter Forge at half the regular price is available starting November 25, 2009. Under this offer, the Basic edition of Filter Forge, aimed at entry-level users, costs $49 instead of $99; the Standard edition, designed for mainstream graphic artists, $99 instead of $199; and the Professional edition, targeted at graphics professionals, $149 instead of $299. To buy Filter Forge at a 50% discount and save up to $150, click here: http://www.filterforge.com/buy/
Additionally, anyone who purchases Filter Forge 1.0 now can get a free key for the beta version of Filter Forge 2.0 and try the new features, including unlimited HDR colors, new components and shapes, and more. The free key will let you use the 2.0 beta until the commercial release of Filter Forge 2.0 due in 2010. To learn more about the beta, click here: http://www.filterforge.com/download/beta2/index.html
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 6500 free community-created filters in the online filter library at http://www.filterforge.com/filters/, 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. All filters are adjustable, seamlessly tiled, resolution independent, support real-world HDRI lighting, and can automatically generate diffuse, specular, bump, and normal maps.
About Filter Forge, Inc. – Based in Alexandria, VA, Filter Forge, Inc. is a one-product company solely focused on developing Filter Forge. For more information, visit http://www.filterforge.com
Filter Forge is – by quite a margin – the most powerful plug-in we've looked at here. That's because it's a tool for creating plug-ins, both generative texture-creation tools and effect filters.
“It's a powerful and logical way of creating effects that's relatively easy to learn by seeing how other effects are built. Creating filters from scratch is time-consuming, but for a wider user group, it's a great way to modify already-created effects.”
“I'm thinking Filter Forge should come with a warning: 'This Product could be Habit Forming'.”