Dec 29 2008
Filter Forge today finally released the public beta of the Mac OS X version of Filter Forge, a plugin for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters such as seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames and more.
The beta program doesn’t require any registration, just a Mac. The minimum system requirement is Mac OS X 10.4, on both Intel and PowerPC processors. As an incentive to help Filter Forge weed out any bugs in the software, users who find and report bugs will be rewarded with free copies of the software when it becomes commercially available.
The final commercial version is planned for release in the first quarter of 2009. You can pre-order at a 45% discount and save up to USD$135 off the hefty USD$299 Professional Edition price tag. Don’t flinch too hard at that price, Filter Forge sells in 6 different versions with the entry level starting at USD$9.