Filter Forge 3.0 offers a better way to preview effect filters. The functionality of the ‘Show Original’ checkbox above the preview area has been expanded: when you turn ‘Show Original’ on, Filter Forge 3.0 displays both original and modified images side-by-side and allows you to drag the before/after separator to better see how filters affect various parts of the image:
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.
Visual Effects Lead Artist
“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.”
“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.”