Dieter Petereit June 23rd, 2014

Filter Forge 4: More Than 10,000 Filters for Photoshop Aficionados (Win Your Copy)

If you professionally use Photoshop as your favorite image editor, chances are, you've heard of Filter Forge more than once during the last few years. Filter Forge is a software and a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors with the same plugin technology. With Filter Forge you are able to create your own filters visually. This is great, of course, but even greater is the growing collection of community-made filters, ready for you to use. More than 10,000 are available at the time of this writing, with more being added daily. Filter Forge is not a free software, though. Today we teamed up with the great folks behind this equally great piece of software, to give three of our readers the chance to win them a license of Filter Forge 4 Standard, worth 249 USD. Come in and find out...


Filter Forge 4: Create Your Own Photo Filters

Filter Forge started out as standalone software and Photoshop plugin, designed to let photographers and image workers of other professions create their own custom filter sets. And as such it was very successful. Throughout the years more and more filters saw the light of day and the filter collection at Filter Forge's website grew to more than 10,000 elements.

Today it is still great to be able to create one's own filter sets, yet the availability of that many ready-made filters is an intriguing sales argument in itself. No wonder that Filter Forge offers a Basic Edition for lesser money, with which you cannot create your own filters, but still use all the filters made by others. This Basic Edition sells for 149 dollars.

[caption id="attachment_82746" align="alignleft" width="550"]Filter Forge: Landing Page Filter Forge: Landing Page[/caption]

The Standard Edition offers all the features of the Basic Edition, but adds the ability to modify existing filters as well as create new ones. This version sells for 249 dollars and is exactly the version you have the chance of winning today. Filter Forge works on Windows and Mac OS X alike.

For very large images and some other advanced stuff, you'll need to shell out 399 dollars and buy the Professional Edition. For most demands, the Standard Edition should be perfectly sufficient. I know it is for me.

Filter Forge 4 in a Nutshell

Filter Forge's website does a perfect job in showing you around the software. So, for this post, some basic impressions will suffice.

The creation of filters is a simple process using Filter Forge's visual node-based editor:

[caption id="attachment_82744" align="alignleft" width="550"]Filter Forge: The Visual Node-based Editor Filter Forge: The Visual Node-based Editor[/caption]

Finding filters others created is a snap with Filter Forge's filter library:

[caption id="attachment_82745" align="alignleft" width="550"]Filter Forge: Small Excerpt of the Filter LIbrary Filter Forge: Small Excerpt of the Filter LIbrary[/caption]

Look at these two examples of what users were able to achieve through the use of Filter Forge filters. The first image is before Filter Forge, the second represents the result:

[caption id="attachment_82740" align="alignleft" width="550"]Before Filter Forge Before Filter Forge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_82739" align="alignleft" width="550"]After Filter Forge After Filter Forge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_82742" align="alignleft" width="550"]Before Filter Forge Before Filter Forge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_82741" align="alignleft" width="550"]After Filter Forge After Filter Forge[/caption]

I suppose you are convinced by now and keen to know how to win your copy of Filter Forge 4 Standard. Read on, we are almost through...

Filter Forge 4 Standard: How to Win a Copy

Participate in the following game. Simply complete the following quiz correctly to secure your chances. The quiz runs from now on until Tuesday, 24th of June 2014, 6.00 PM (CEST).

There are no regional restrictions, so any world citizen with internet access is welcome to try their luck. The three licenses will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. Make sure to enter a valid email address, so that we can reach you in case you win. All the email addresses stay inside Noupe and are not given away for advertising purposes.

Let's get on with the game. Good Luck!

Let The Game Begin. Solve This Quiz!

Hint: If you cannot find the answers in the article above, Filter Forge's website is definitely able to assist you...

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Dieter Petereit

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.

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