March 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm #3903
Do you know that Filter Forge is a plugin that works perfectly fine in Paintshop Pro even though it is promoted as a Photoshop plugin? Do you know that this particular plugin gives you access to over 10,000 filters?
If you have installed Filter Forge, I am sure you will want to browse through their loooooooooooooong list of filters. If so, which ones caught your attention? which ones did you download? Share their name and a link so everyone can get some “recommendations” from other users.
Here are the ones I have already or plan on going to download soon:
- Hipster Background for nice variegated background papers.
- Foil to add a really good foil texture to various elements (and you can obviously change the color)
- Stormy Cloud to create many overlays to add texture to your papers
- Tartan if you want a very specific pattern with specific width of sections.
- Wood to create… wood texture even if you cannot find an actual piece of wood to photograph
- Bronze Coin and by changing color, you can get gold or silver too
- Ceramic Tiles for another interesting background pattern
Share your suggestions!
P.S. if you use the link above to purchase this plugin, I will get a small commission, so thank you if you are using it.April 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm #3915
I purchased the BASIC version of FF a couple of days ago. So far I’m sorry to say, I’m not exactly thrilled with it. I’m using it as a Plug-In and find that it renders soooooooo slowly that it is irritating. Now mind you, this is a first impression so, perhaps I’ll find it more useful as time passes.April 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm #3916
Wow! Thanks for sharing your experience. When you say it renders slow, have you timed it? I noticed that if you work on a smaller image (like 600×600), it takes only a couple of seconds, but yes, if you are using an image the max size of 3000×3000, it takes longer. Maybe it depends on the details of the texture or the effect? Or maybe, you’ll find some textures that are worth the wait! 😉
Thanks for sharing anyways.April 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm #3917
Yes, the size of the image definitely has a huge bearing on the time it takes. The BASIC version is no better as to the size of the image being used, and consequently the render speed, than the free modules that I have used for some time. I wasn’t surprised about the free plugins being slow and only working effectively on small images but I had hoped that there would be an improvement in both size and speed with even the BASIC, purchased product. Oh well, as you said, I may find that my opinion improves with use. At the moment I find it faster and more effective to use textures and patterns through PSP’s native processes. 🙂October 13, 2014 at 2:23 am #5238
I’m not sure if this question would be out of line here, but do you have EyeCandy 7 and if so, how does it compare with Filter Forge.
I see FF is on sale for $79.00 but I wouldn’t want to buy it and then hardly use it. I do have EyeCandy 7 and it’s terrific.October 13, 2014 at 5:49 am #5239
I do not have Eye Candy above 3000 i think and rarely use it. How is it? Can you show some samples of what it can do?
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