November 10, 2011
Alexandria, VA, November 10, 2011 – After a successful beta test, Filter Forge, Inc. today announced the final release of Filter Forge 3.0, an innovative Photoshop plugin allowing computer artists to build their own filters in a visual editor or download any of over 8500 user-submitted filters from a free online library. New features added in version 3.0 include the ability to use multiple source images, faster progressive previews, flexible user interface, support for Bezier curves, new image processing components, and much more.
Filter Forge is a powerful Photoshop plugin and a stand-alone application for Windows and Mac OS X that allows photographers, web designers, 3D modelers and other computer artists to apply over 3500 ready-to-use visual effects to their images, generate thousands of unique textures, and create custom filters. There are 3 key features that make Filter Forge stand out among similar tools:
Filter Forge 3.0 introduces numerous new features that greatly expand its image-generation capabilities. Among the key additions are the new progressive preview that produces visible results a lot faster, and the ability to use multiple source images which removes a long-standing limitation on a single source image. Other notable improvements include flexible user interface that allows users to resize various user interface areas, an interactive before/after wipe showing the original image and the modified one side by side, more built-in preview images, support for Bezier curves, new image-processing components such as Smudge and Edge Detector, and new scripting API functions for blending modes and Perlin noise.
Filter Forge is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms. It can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and compatible host applications. The free fully-functional 30-day trial version is available at the Filter Forge download page (http://www.filterforge.com/download/).
Filter Forge is offered in three differently priced editions targeted at entry-level, mainstream and professional graphic artists. Starting November 10, all editions of Filter Forge 3.0 are offered at a special 40% discount. To buy Filter Forge at a discount, visit the Filter Forge ordering page (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. For more information, visit the Filter Forge website (http://www.filterforge.com/).
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
“Chief among my pleasures is Filter Forge, which I've been ranting (positively) and raving (voraciously) about ever since it entered my life.”
Resident Enlightenment Manager Linden Lab, makers of virtual world Second Life
“Incredibly powerful texture engine.”