Filter Forge is an incredibly powerful 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. Some technical knowledge about procedural textures and image processing helps a lot but it is not indispensable. Just go to FilterForge web site and download the latest demo version. It will be fully functional for 30 days. Photoshop Roadmap visitors can take advantage of an amazing 75% discount using coupon code PhotoshopRoadmap8 on the checkout payment form. Just a quick note about Filter Forge: It is an educational program in terms of how you can visualize a diagram of the components of a texture or an effect. Most of the times, we use Photoshop following step by step instructions without really knowing why things happen. This program, instead, displays, in a single view, all the steps or components used to build the texture or filter and you can tweak them in a non-linear way. This feature alone is worth the program’s price in educational terms. Photoshop Roadmap visitors can take advantage of an amazing 75% discount using coupon code PhotoshopRoadmap8 on the checkout payment form.