Filter Forge Giveaway- Photoshop Plugin for Creating Amazing Textures and Effects

Once Again, we’ve got something special for our community. InstantShift again came up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. This is our way of saying thanks to our readers for being part of the iShift community and helping us make it to where we are right now. We at InstantShift love to give away things regularly, all year long. This time I’m pleased to announce our latest giveaway where you all have a chance to win 3 Free Basic Edition Licenses of Filter Forge (worth $149 each) which is an excellent photoshop filter creation tool with a strong community spirit.

Filter Forge is a Photoshop plugin, a pack of filters that generate textures, create visual effects, enhance photos, process images.

About Filter Forge

Filter Forge is a versatile Photoshop plugin which lets both novice and expert users create a wide variety of realistic and abstract textures and effects. Users can take instant advantage of over 7658 free community-created filters in the online filter library, or create their own filters in the visual filter editor by assembling them from components such as blurs, gradients, color adjustments, noises, distortions, or blends – without writing a single line of code.

instantShift - Filter Forge Giveaway


  • You can create your own filters
  • You get free access to 7658 user-created filters
  • Shadows via Ambient Occlusion
  • Point/Area Lights
  • New Lighting Options
  • Full HDR Support
  • Bomber Component
  • Transform Components (Scale, Rotate and More)
  • More features…

How To Win Your Free Filter Forge License?

instantShift - Filter Forge Giveaway

  • Post your comments about “What is your next project that you can use the Filter Forge for?” in this post.
  • One entry per person. Duplicate comments will be voided and deleted.
  • Winners will be contacted by their email (so make sure your email address is correct).
Comment entries will be accepted until November 1st, 2010. Winners will be selected randomly via mysql query from the comment table. 3 winners will receive a Free Filter Forge Basic Edition License via their emails.

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  1. The question is, which project won’t I use Filter Forge for?

  2. I would use it to make some enhancements to pictures I have to do for a client. Amazing photographies!

  3. Seems great, i’d love to have it!

  4. would really be helpful.. for my portfolio… can try out new different stuff… also on some pictures I have to do for a client’s website…

  5. This is something really promising. I just got clicked in my mind to use it for my upcoming project which is a NGO website that serves children. I am sure I can create something really creatve and entertaining for those small kids. Filter Forge is what I will definately buy ven at double price.

  6. I would use Filter Forge to help me realize the complex compositing I am doing for photographs about my deceased mother. To work through my love and grief and learn more about my art and its relationship to my life.

  7. I would use this for everything!

  8. This plugin would be rally helpful for my 3D work and for other stuff.

  9. Sure! I will use it for beautiful vignette backgrounds for a poster for a new traditional book!

  10. I would be eternally grateful to win this incredible filter package for so many reasons it’s almost impossible to list them all. Currently I am desperate to create my own new and improved business cards and logo and I KNOW Filter Forge would just put me and my creativity over the top for this project (and everything else I’m working on). I take nothing for granted and am a sincere believer of paying things forwards, thus would most definitely be promoting the product to EVERYONE around the globe!!!! I hope you find it in your hearts to enable me to give me this amazing opportunity. THANK YOU soooooo much. xoxo

  11. I will use it for a poster of my friend’s short movie.
    It’s a great product!

  12. I will use Filter Forge for my illustrations to add depth, and meaning.

  13. Hey, this is a very useful giveaway for a graphic designer like me. If I win i use the filter to create some cool textures for my design projects like posters, websites, backgrounds, creatives and more. Thanks.

  14. Would be really useful in my website creation process.

  15. this will be a great help to produce stunning creation, next big step for my upcoming project

  16. Would be really useful in my website creation process.

  17. It would be useful to produce stunning stuff :)

  18. im gonna use this filter to change the world’s design perspective :)

  19. It would be help me for create website background and Image editing.

  20. I’d probably use it in EVERY Photoshop project! =D

  21. I’d use it for my next WordPress themes

  22. I would use it for a magazine ad.

  23. Having just gotten married and having two DVDs worth of awesome photography from the vent my first project would probably be to play around with them to get an edgier take on the normal wedding album. Which I would then Mac Album as stocking stuffers for the family.

  24. Ooooh, me likey. I’d use Filter Forge to assist with some refined phototexturing I’m doing on 2D exports of 3D house models. Editing rule #257 – You can never have too many textures on hand. :)

  25. I would definitely use this for website backgrounds and probably shape effect patterns…looks pretty mint.!

  26. I will use Filter Forge for my illustrations to add depth, and meaning.

  27. i will use it in my next web design.

  28. As a digital ad developer, this product would be used multiple times a day for the ads that come pouring in. I am constantly trying to improve the quality of the ads within the constraints of our design parameters. In the end, it’s the customer who has to be pleased, and this product would certainly make that an easier task.

  29. my next project with it would be resting. just let filter forge do the job.

  30. I’d use it for editing amd enhancing the photo shoots for our knitting blog!

  31. Awesome resource! Thanks :) Will play with this this evening!

  32. I´d use it almost everywhere.. but probably most for the flyers for different events

  33. It would be very helpfull in creating textures for 3D mapping!

  34. Thanks lot of sharing with us

  35. Freebies are always welcomed… I loved it.. Thanks.

  36. I would use these effects to replace the built in Photoshop ones and also to add subtle effects to everything I do!

  37. I have several projects in mind – most recently, images of a trip to the Middle East.

  38. Excellent Plug in, it must be a great addition in my gallery as I’m a professional designer and looking for these kind of awesome plug ins…

  39. I would use this to help superimpose myself in front of pictures that have huge explosions on them. also for cleaning up photo shoots from our comedy sketches.

  40. Whoah…Great contest!

    I would us FF for generating textures for use in a 3d online gaming world. I’ve used the trial version before and it rocks for seamless tiling and many other uses. Just never been able to fork over the cash…so winning a copy would be fantastic!

  41. FF can be cool for generating new textures for my current website related project.

  42. It might be handy while you working with photoshop creating new designs. Thats what i’m going to use it for.

    Thanks for the giveaway though:)

  43. There are numbers of projects where i can use Filter Forge as i’m a noob webdesigner. I can create fantastic backgrounds and even wallpapers.

  44. I’m also a PS addict and FF is a great addition to it.

  45. I will use it for creating my college campaign poster.

  46. Thank you for the giveaway Filter forger pluging. Whenever i have to use cool textures in my website background i have to relay on free texture sites but now i also can create cool texture using FF.

  47. when it comes to giveaways….Freebies are always appreciated. I can use this one for my number of projects starting from sketches to websites. After spending some time of FF site it seems that it’s very easy to create new effects. If i win..i’ll surly give it a try.

  48. I always use to wonder that how they create cool shiny background effects in advertisements and posters. Now i think that can be easily generated using this plug-in.

  49. I would use it in a project we are pitching for right now where we are creating a virtual mascot for a japanese company.

  50. Loved it………….. Great resource….

  51. These kind of stuffs are always useful ^__^

  52. Filter Forge would really be useful for ANY project. As for the next one I’d use it for, a homepage redesign is where it’d get a workout first.

  53. will use it for my personnal graphic work !

  54. Web 2 was all round corners,shiny buttons and glossy glass – till we got tired of that. Then came the flat matte looks with square images, and we’re all getting tired of that too.

    The next step is going to be TEXTURE, and this is where Filter Forge comes in. Within two years the variety that texture offers is going to take over the Web Design World. When its done well, texture is never boring.

    Where would I use my new Filter Forge?

    Well, besides just everywhere, it would be the foundation of the personal portfolio site I’m working on now. What’s holding me back is that all my design concepts, based on the tools I have at hand are well, boring. The concept that I really want to do is full of rich textures in combinations that are not only different and daring but have that visual “POP” that makes a site really good.

    Thanks for this opportunity – and thanks for all the great work you have been doing to make the Web a better place.

    All the Best

  55. As the title says… i’ll use it for creating Amazing Textures and cool Effects.


  56. AllRight Guys !!!

    No more entry accepted as this contest is Officially Closed.

    We are going to announce the name of the winners in couple of days. Thank to all of you for participating in this giveaway.

    Daniel Adams

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