Whether you are a digital artist, image manipulator or simply someone who loves editing and creating images, you will appreciate a software to speed up your work process and make your life easier. You may be familiar with Filter Forge, after all, this computer graphics program has been around since 2007 and is in continuous development. Now in its fifth edition, Filter Forge is a must-use plugin for all Photoshop users.

Today, we are excited to give away 3 copies of the new Filter Forge 5.0 professional edition to our readers.

Features of the New Filter Forge 5.0

Although commonly used with Adobe Photoshop as a plugin to build your own filters, Filter Forge can also be used as standalone software whether in Windows or Mac OS. Filter Forge comes with a visual node-based editor allowing you to create your own filters – textures, effects, distortions, backgrounds, frames, whatever, you name it.

Some of the new features in Filter Forge 5 are:

Randomization Enhancements

The enhancements to its randomization functions, including the ability to protect filter settings from randomization, the ability to quickly randomize specific parameters, and a simplified randomization settings menu.

Randomization Enhancements

Pixel Awareness

Regardless of the pixel resolution of the target image, the rendered filters would always look the same. This is a very useful feature, but it has made impossible a whole class of effects: those that depend on exact pixel coordinates.

Pixel Awareness

Bomber Plus Component

Bomber, Filter Forge’s particle-spraying component, is one of the most popular components, and deservedly so: it’s extremely fast and extremely versatile. With Filter Forge 5.0, it just got a lot better. Like, infinity times better.

Bomber Plus

Whether you need to generate textures, create visual effects, enhance photos or process images, Filter Forge will be at your beck and call. If you do not want to create any textures and effects yourself. Don’t worry, you are still able to access the online filter library with over 11 thousand uniquely created filters by Filter Forge designers and users.

Examples of Works Created Using Filter Forge

With Filter Forge 5.0, the limitation is only your imagination. Take a look at some of the works created using this amazing software.

Another Street by Skybase

This image was created using Filter Forge filters Dabber v0.7 and Photography 2.0.

Another Street

Unhappy by workhard

Texture was added to enhance this photo after it was converted to black and white in Photoshop, using two user-submitted filters: Wall Distressed Section 01 and metal_grunge.


Watercolor Venice by Kochubey

This user made use of 4 Filter Forge filters to achieve this very effective result: Watercolor Painting, Watercolor Frame, Vibrance and water colour paper.

Watercolor Venice

Turtle Fusion by Geraldine Le Leannec

This amazing effect that makes the turtle look rather surreal and abstract was achieved by using 2 Filter Forge filters: Nebula HDR and Your Fractal Art.

Turtle Fusion

The Prizes

3 x Filter Forge 5.0 Professional Edition.

How to Win?

We have made it so easy for anyone to participate so everyone gets a fair chance. Enter the required information in the entry form below and tell us how you would make use of Filter Forge to improve your work. The contest ends on xx January 2016. Winners will be announced here in the widget, so do check back.

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Good luck, everyone!

PS: If you do not win, you can still try out a 30-day trial and if you love it, you can make use of its limited special 80% discount to get it immediately!

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We Are Giving Away 3 copies of Filter Forge 5.0 Professional Edition!