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This is one of over 5964 effects generated by Filter Forge, a Photoshop plugin that allows you to create your own filters.

This effect:

  • can be easily altered;
  • offers up to 30,000 variations;
  • can be applied to any source image in Photoshop.

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Author: ThreeDee

Filter Details

  • Editor's Pick
  • Downloads: 6648
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2008
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (14)


Turns the image into a 3-dimensional matrix of spheres in space. (Not that you are necessarily going to recognize the original image.)The stacking number of spheres in the direction of depth derives from image luminosity. Or you can choose to use random number for the depth.Various controls to fine tune the look are provided.Use Lighting>brighness to control lighting.Experimentation is the mother of discovery.


matrix, spheres, 3D, space, depth, dimension, cyberspace, bubbles, grid, rows, columns, stacks, balls


This filter has earned its author one of our rewards. They are given to the authors of popular filters and include a free copy of Filter Forge.

Filter Controls

  • Depth
  • Sphere Size
  • Sphere Frequency
  • Random Depth
  • View Offset H
  • View Offset V
  • Metallic
  • Reflection Blur