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Win a Free Copy of Filter Forge (x3)

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When most people open Photoshop for the first time, one of the first features they tend to use are filters. Filters are a powerful way to make edits to your photos and images but let’s be honest; some of the default filters in Photoshop can be a bit cheesy. The great thing about Photoshop however is that it allows you to install and use excellent third party plugins and filters. Today, we are partnering with Filter Forge to give away 3 copies of Filter Forge Basic Edition.

Update: Congratulations to Ben, Raulu18, Vaughan Risher! You have all won a free copy of Filter Forge Basic Edition! We have forwarded your information on to the people at Filter Forge and they should be in touch soon with information regarding how to redeem your winnings.

Filter Forge is a versatile Photoshop plugin which allows both novice and expert users create a wide variety of realistic and abstract textures and effects. Users can take instant advantage of over 8100 free community-created filters in the online filter library, 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.

In this image Filter Forge was used to create the snakeskin: Pattern maps, bumpmaps, and normal maps. The 3D model was made in Microstation V8i, rendered with Luxology Render. No post work.

On the surface, Filter Forge is just a Photoshop plugin, a pack of filters that generate textures, create visual effects, enhance photos, and process images. However, there are some things that make Filter Forge unique:

  1. You can create your own filters. Filter Forge comes with a visual node-based editor allowing you to create your own filters – textures, effects, distortions, backgrounds, frames, you name it. All filters automatically support 16- and 32-bit modes in Photoshop, real-world HDRI lighting, bump and normal maps, huge resolutions, and most filters can be seamlessly tiled.
  2. You get free access to over 8100 user-created filters. Anyone can contribute their textures and effects to the online filter collection so it grows with every submitted filter. This means the more people use Filter Forge, the better it gets.

To win a free copy of Filter Forge, all you need to do is leave a comment below and tell us how you would like to use this plugin.

Up For Grabs

  • 1 copy of Filter Forge Basic to 3 readers


  • To enter, leave a comment below and tell us what you would do with your copy of Filter Forge
  • You may only enter once.
  • Make sure to enter a valid email address so that we can contact you.
  • Entries will be accepted until Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11:59 PM, EST.

To learn more about Filter Forge, visit their website, download the demo version of the software, and check out their gallery.

Editor's note: This post was sponsored by Filter Forge.

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