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Filter Forge: Limitless Photo Effects, Textures, and Filters.

Filter Forge is a high-end Photoshop plugin and standalone App, allowing computer artists to build their own filters. The key features of Filter Forge include the filter editor and a free online library of user-created filters, currently containing more than 12,000 filters.

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Filter Forge Main Window

The Filter Forge main window lets you view the list of pre-installed filters and filters downloaded from the Filter Library. You can change the appearance of any filter, apply filter presets or create your own presets for any filter from the list. 

From the main window you can get to Filter Editor to edit any filter or create your own, access the Filter Library to download more filters, and submit the filters you created.

Filter Forge Editor Window

Filter Editor is the key feature of Filter Forge, a visual node-based environment allowing users to build custom filters. Filters are assembled by connecting components into a network. Components include familiar operations like blurs, gradients, color adjustments, distortions, and blending, and less familiar such as elevation gradients or Perlin and Worley noises. 

The many great features of Filter Forge

The beauty of Filter Forge is that you can use it right out of the box to apply photo effects or create new textures. But if you want to get your hands dirty, you can create your own filters and texture generators, without any programming knowledge! Check a few of the many great features of Filter Forge.

Standalone App

Filter Forge can work as a Photoshop plugin or a standalone application. Actually, the plugin part of Filter Forge is tiny – all it does is sending and retrieving the images. All processing is done within the main application.


You can save the settings of any filter as a preset to recall them at any time. All filters included with Filter Forge come with factory presets that give you a glimpse of what a filter can do and provide a good starting point to explore the filter’s settings.

Resolution Independence

All filters in Filter Forge are generated procedurally and don’t depend on external bitmaps; therefore, they are resolution-independent. You can render the same filter in any resolution without losing any detail

Seamless Tiling

Most filters in Filter Forge support seamless tiling, even for non-square textures. A simple one-click operation, Seamless Tiling works no matter whether you have downloaded the filter or created it yourself in Filter Editor

Online Filters Library

The Online Filter Library is a free online repository of over 12000 filters submitted by Filter Forge users. You can access the Library directly from the user interface of Filter Forge.

Filter Editor

The most important feature of Filter Forge – a visual node-based editor which lets you create your own visual effects and procedural textures. 

Filter Manager

The built-in filter manager helps you organize your filter collection. You can now create an unlimited number of custom folders for user-made filters and favorites. 

Lua Scripting

For advanced users! Basically, scripting allows you to implement your own components with custom inputs and internal logic. Scripts are written in Lua, a blazing-fast scripting language.

Images created with Filter Forge

Customers reviews

The Filter Forge Watercolor filter is so realistic that it's scary. It is soooooooo GREAT! Trust me, you definitely need to check this out..
Russell Brown
Senior Creative Director, Adobe Inc.
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.
Karl Wickens
Visual Effects Lead Artist, EA Inc.
Filter Forge is the most powerful plug-in we've looked at here. That's because it's a tool for creating plug-ins, both generative texture-creation tools and effect filters.
Neil Bennett
Editor, Digital Arts Magazine UK

Filter Forge Pro Version 6 compatibility and technical details

Supported Host Applications


  • Adobe Photoshop 6.0, 7.0, CS-CS6, CC, CC 2014-2015, CC 2015.5, CC 2017 and CC 2018
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0-15, 2018
  • Corel Painter 8 and IX
  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT 10, 11, 12, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8 and 2017
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro X, XI, X5, X6, X7, X8, X9 and 2018
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8, 9
  • Ulead PhotoImpact 11, 12
  • Serif PhotoPlus X4, X5, X6, X7, X8
  • Paint.NET
  • Affinity Photo 1.5

Mac OS X

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2–CS6, CC, CC 2014-2015, CC 2015.5, CC 2017 and CC 2018
System Requirements


  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Core 2 Duo or better CPU
  • 1 GB RAM / 1 GB free disk space
  • Screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher
  • Internet connection to access the Filter Library and submit filters
  • 32- or 64-bit host application to use Filter Forge in the plugin mode

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.8 and newer
  • Multi-core Intel CPU
  • 1 GB RAM / 1 GB free disk space
  • Screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher
  • Internet connection to access the Filter Library and submit filters
  • 32- or 64-bit host application to use Filter Forge in the plugin mode

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