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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.

Class is going REALLY well! They are loving your stuff. (after showing Filter Forge to a class at Adobe MAX 2009)

Russell Brown, Senior Creative Director, Adobe Inc.

This is really a fantastic piece of software, I highly recommend everyone checking it out if you're into pattern/texture map creation.

Neil Blevins, Technical Director, Feature Films

Filter Forge's amazing node based editor has been invaluable in giving us the power to create textures that make the most of today's real-time pixel shaders.

Karl Wickens, Visual Effects Lead Artist, Electronic Arts

Procedural textures are the only way to get realistic results and get the most out of my rendering engine at low (CPU) cost. It saved me the hassle of setting up complex and instable lighting and reflection environments. Furthermore, the access to already existing filters makes Filter Forge a "Plug & Play" production tool right out of the box. I can dedicate more time to content and creativity.

Christophe Carreau, European Space Agency, Directorate of Science & Robotic Exploration

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.

Neil Bennett, Digital Arts

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.

Neil Bennett, Digital Arts

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

I can't recommend it enough to any Second Life content creator looking to upsmart and better their craft.

Torley, Resident Enlightenment Manager Linden Lab, makers of virtual world Second Life

Chief among my pleasures is Filter Forge, which I've been ranting (positively) and raving (voraciously) about ever since it entered my life.

Torley, Resident Enlightenment Manager Linden Lab, makers of virtual world Second Life

Oh my god, I've got to get into this!

Mike Blackney, Game Artist

Filter Forge is an excellent filter creation tool with a strong community spirit that will enhance your Photoshop creations.

Nick Mead, Reviewer

I really like Filter Forge, I seem to find new uses for it constantly. The 2.0 upgrade looks great, HDR will be really welcome.

Jared Martin, 3D and visual effects artist

Thank you very much for this jewel!

Benoit Petit

For 3D modelers, Filter Forge is a dream come true. It creates seamless textures with a single mouse click. The professional version creates the following map types for any texture: bump, normal, specular strength, specular exponent, diffuse, metallic, and alpha. The same filter can be used to generate any resolution, since filters are procedural.

Bob Nolin

Incredibly powerful texture engine.

Albert Kiefer

Filter Forge does more than any of my other plugins all in one spot! I'm a kid in a candy store right now just having fun trying everything out. Fun, fun!

Karen Clifford

So often software will advertise one thing and not deliver. Your program not only delivers but does it with ease.

David Hoisington

I needed rock textures and instead of the usual day it takes me to make one, I was able to make 20! Again – applause to you all.

David Hoisington

Game developers often need textures and forge is actually a lot more solid and easy to use and has a nicer preset library than any of the other solutions I've seen.

Steve Verreault, Game developer

This is perhaps one of the more useful things you can spend your money on as a digital artist who wants something different than the rest


I'm thinking Filter Forge should come with a warning: 'This Product could be Habit Forming'.

Nancy Schober

Today I played a bit more with Filter Forge filter editor again and got me introduced to the online filter library. Man, do I regret I never checked out Filter Forge before!

Roberto Muscia, a Filter Forge reviewer

Thank you for making FF for Mac. I just purchased – it is fantastic. So much better (and cheaper) than prepackaged options like Alienskin.


One of the best bits of software ever.


I am really happy to see that you finally got this really awesome product in cyberspace.


I do think you guys are likely the best software company I've ever had dealings with.

Ian Davis

Thank you very much for your kind support. Everything fine now, you have another happy customer. And please let the developers know that their software is really awesome!

Matthias Aebi

Thank you all again for making such a wonderful application! Best graphics application plug-in ever!


I just wanted to thank you all for your wonderful program and this very generous opportunity to own my own copy – this is also been a great learning curve for me and proves you can be non-technical but use the program successfully.

Carl Rolfe

I do the level design and the texturing for a new Unreal mod. Let me just say that Filter Forge is quite simply the only software I'll probably ever need for this.

Travis Craig

I gotta tell you: the fact that you answered me back on a crash report is IMPRESSIVE! Adobe/Microsoft products crash on me all the time and I never hear a peep out of them. Thanks for the GREAT customer service!

Don Stayner

Thank you for making such an amazing product,10000+ User generated filters helps you to have quality designs in less time.


I needed a specific effect in a very short time period for a client. Filter Forge delivered exactly what I needed and my client was thrilled.

James Haswell

We think that Filter Forge is the best procedural playground that we ever saw.

Sharon Rabinowitz

Class is going REALLY well! They are loving your stuff.

(after showing Filter Forge to a class at Adobe MAX 2009)

Russell Brown
Senior Creative Director
Adobe Inc.

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