Updated: October 8th, 2014
** Please note that the plugins work in 32 bit applications and NOT 64bit, also they are for PC (Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, ME etc) **
Price: USD $25
180 Plugins / Filters - "Andrew's Plugins" collection for Adobe ® Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro and PS Elements and others 32bit PC
180 Plugins for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 12 14 13 etc as well as Corel Paint Shop Pro X5 X4 X3 X2 X1 9 8, Photo-Paint and many others for PC 32bit effects for use on the PC - millions of stunning effects (the collection is a bundle of all the other sets on this page - volume 1 to 20). The 8BF plugin set includes zillions of stunning effects including blur effects, gradient effects, color effects, edges, contrast effects, distortions, smear effects, weird color effects, photographic effects and much more. The gradients effects 8BF alone include millions of variant gradient effects for the most amazing and unique color effects around. Each 8BF includes 100 different output modes along with effect modes for blurring and smearing and paint like effects; the 8BF tools also include zillions of color options as well as gradient color overlays and randomization options to create a vast array of unique wow effects. They can also save presets and load presets so you can use them over and over. You can also combine the effects in Adobe PS using scripting and PS actions. From the creator of the Andrew's 1000 filter series. On buying the set, you receive all 180 filters as well as documentation and a serial number for any future updates. If you have any questions, please contact us. Free noise sampler to download 8BF / Manual for all the sets / Gothic darken art tool 8BF to download / Fuzzy 8BF tool sampler / Download examples PDF to see examples of all 180 plugins applied to single image
"Innovations" - 26 Plugins (random, inverse, color etc) (V1)
26 Powerful colorful effects includes posterization filter, edge effects, fuzzy blur effects, cutting edge effect, wavy disortions, color effects, inverse effects, random and grains effects, emboss effect, op art and more. The volume 1 set is for PC only (Windows 8, windows 7, windows Vista etc). The set is for Adobe ® Photoshop CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 32-bit as well as PSP (Paint Shop Pro) and many other applications such as Photo-Paint. The set include many additional color effects options as well as output options and also effect settings such as using the resulting effect as a source for unique blurs or color effects. Includes millions of combinations of color effect overlays as well. On buying the volume 1 set, you receive the download link to the set as well as a serial number and installation notes and also a set of presets (you can, of course, just create your own favourite settings)
16 Distortion / blurs plugins (v2)
16 Distortion / blur / threshold filters as well as color and dots and wavy effects filters and more. The set includes many different and unique blur effects, psychedelic, mirror effects, solarization effects, rotation and twists, distortions, smearing tools and many more. They are in standard 8BF format. All include 100 output modes such as frames, edges, invert, color modifications and more. They also include effects modes where the effect is channeled into 'blurring' 'smudging' 'paint-like' 'tone' etc effects to create truly wow and unique blurs and color effects. They also all include color tweaking settings where the color channels can be individually tweaked. You can also apply many different color effect and gradient overlays on top of the original effect as well as combine and blend the overlays in many different and unique ways. They also include presets which can be saved and recalled as required. They also work in most color modes such as RGB, CMYK, LAB, grayscale etc as well as across color channels. You can also use them in Adobe PS actions as well as PS scripting so you can combine them with other sets action-enabled. On buying the set, you receive a download link to the set and presets as well as install notes and a serial number for future updates. They are for PC only, 32 bit. The y work in Adobe PS CC Creative cloud CS6 - 6 and Corel PSP as well as many other applications such as Photo-Paint
10 Photographic / grayscale filters
10 Hi-impact digital photographic color effects including grayscale effects (many different B&W settings for stunning images), saturation effects and more. This is a truly wow set of tools for color effects of all kinds, perfect for your photographic work. They are for use in Adobe PS CC 2014 CS6 - 6 (as well as standalone versions) 32bit PC. The set includes an inverse 8BF effect, shake color effect and mixing tool, framing tool, grayscale and digital photography, color mixup, percent add color effect (uses existing color and modify by percentage), gradient combinations, a noise effect and sharpen tool and more. They can be used in 1000s of ways to create the most amazing color effects. They all include output modes where the effect is inverted, posterized, color modified by the bounds of the color toolbox and much more. They also all include effects modes where the result is channeled into a blur or smear or tone etc effect resulting in unique blurs and more. The color can also be controlled and modified individually. The tools also includes many millions of color overlays that can be randomized used to enhance or give that special glow to any image. You can also use the photographic 8BF effects in Adobe PS scripts as well as actions. PC only 32 bit. On buying the set, you receive the download link to the standard 8BF as well as install notes and also a serial number for any future updates.
20 Blur / smear filters
20 Blur and smear themed. Includes cross focus, burnt, emboss, smudge, surreal filter effects. PC only 32bit. A truly amazing selection of blurring effects for all your projects. Amazing. Not only that, they also includes 10000s and 10000s of color gradients effects + output modes + blending and special effects as well as transparency effects that can be combined with Adobe PS styles etc
18 Noise and random grain filters
18 Noise and random and grain themed effects combining smear and smudge and blur color effects. The set includes many output options as well as output effects as well as color overlays to create truly amazing colorful designs in seconds. They also all contain effects modes where the noise and random grain effects are channeled into a tone or smear or blurring effect and you can use this option to create the most amazing and unique blur effects around. They all also include a wide range of selection or layer transaprency settings and you can use these with your image layers and layer effects to create unusual and weird bevels and shadow effects. You can save the 8BF effects as presets and re-load at a later point. The noise and grain effects can also be used in Adobe PS actions as well as PS scripts. PC only (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP etc). They are all for use in Adobe PS (most versions but not 64bit ones) as well as Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint and countless other PC graphics applications. On buying the set, you receive the download link to the set and that includes presets as well as the 8BFs and also a serial number for any future updates of the set. If you have any questions, please contact us via email@example.com.
16 Threshold / smear 8BFs filters
16 Threshold / color cut off / smeary effects (8BF) for Adobe ® PS, Paint Shop Pro. PC only. Use these to create truly magical designs in seconds. They are 32bit only (so you can't use them in 64bit applications). They are for use on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8. They include a vast range of output effect options such as thresholds, inversion, posterization, frames, edge effects and much more. The 8BFs also include amazing smear and threshold effects to create truly unique and memorable effects with any image. They were all created by the developer of the 1000 filter series "Andrews Filters". They also include effect modes where the effect is channeled into an unique blurring or paint or tonal effect - use to create the most amazing blurred images ever. They also include a huge range of color control settings as well as randomization features. You can also save all the effects as presets and with recent versions of Adobe PS and others you can also use them with PS actions and PS scripting. Also includes millions and millions of amazing color overlays such as gradients combinations that will take your breathe away (or something like that).
3 Gradients / Patterns / Stretch Effects
Three filters including a powerful gradient tool packed with millions of overlay effects + patterns tools + image shifting tool. PC only
6 Amazing Pixel Hazy Filters
Six 8BFs including blur effects, misty effects, smeary effects and more. PC only. They come with a vast range of output effects to create the most amazing grain and noise effects around
7 Image Echoes filters including focus and blur and light effects
Seven 8BF tools including blur, focus effect, fuzzy effects, light squeeze effect, circular / rings gradient color effect and more. PC only 32 bit.
14 Color Effects Plugins
14 Powerful color effects tools includes surreal 8BF effects, color effects, dot filters, random color effects 8BF and many more. All include 100 Output modes (inverse, tile) to further modify the effects in amazing unique ways. All also include 20 effects modes (Blur, sepia, smear etc). which can be used to take any effect and turn them into unique sepia etc effects. PC only 32 bit. These filters are all based on my earlier Andrew's filters series and combined with many new settings
7 Blurry Effect Tools - Set 11.
Seven 8BF tools includes stunning blurring effects plus a pyramid line gradient effect and much more. PC only.
Three gradient effects plugins
Three powerful gradient and overlay and blend and starburst gradients tools - an amazing set of tools for PC only. Use to create millions of truly amazing color designs. You can also use the gradient effects as a great source for amazing PS and Corel PSP patterns and PS brushes. Note, they will not work with CS6 64bit but they work fine in CS6 32bit and CC
10 Distort / Smear Effect Tools
10 Distortions and smears themed 8BF filters. PC only (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows vista, XP etc). The set includes 10 amazing effects including Criz Croz effect, Gradient effect, distortion based on a grid (great for painted and rough mottled effects), streaks effect, star gradients (literally millions of amazing gradient effects based on the foreground and background color setting in the Adobe PS toolbox), dots effect, fragmentation tool, lighten image effect and a sharpening effect tool and more. They are for use in Adobe PS, Paint Shop Pro and others. PC only, they will NOT work on the mac. They are 32bit only. They work in Adobe PS CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 (as well as the standalone versions) etc If you have any concerns about them working or not, please check the sampler set. They can be applied via scripting and actions with the more recent versions of Adobe PS so you can combine the effects with many other tools to create instant click effects. They all include a massive selection of output modes - you can apply them as is but the output modes also mean you can invert or create frame effects or posterization / color limited effects in seconds with all. They all also include effect modes where the effect is used as a source for blurs or paint-like effects or tone effects, you can use them to create some truly unique blurring / blurring and smearing with any image. They also all include color randomization settings, extreme setting randomization as well as combinations with billions of unique gradient effects.
10 Motion themed filters and gradient effects
10 Powerful motion themed 8BFs including lines effects, gradients tool (which includes millions of colorful gradients effects), distortions, B&W, glow effects, windblast, repeat window effect and more. All in the volume 14 set include 100 Output modes (inverse, tile, posterization effects, color tone effects and many more) to further modify the effects in amazing unique ways. The set includes 20 effects modes (Blur, sepia, smear - where the source effect is used to create truly unique smearing and blur effects as well as paint and distortion effects). Color gradients effects are included in all the sets and these can be randomized in millions of ways to create stunning colorful imagery. They are for use in Adobe PS, Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint and many other applications on the PC. They are only for 32 bit. On buying the set, you receive the download link to the set and the set contains all the 8BFs as well as documentation and a serial for any updates
Color Effect 8BF - millions of color filters
Single tool for 1000s of color effects for Adobe ® PS, Paint Shop Pro. Stunning color effect tool for Adobe ® PS packed with many different filters and color effects. Modify images in many different ways. PC only. Standard 8BF.
Power Blend - 1000s of color gradients
Power blend gradient color 8BF tool packed with millions and millions of colorful overlays and visual effects. The set is for Adobe ® Adobe PS, Paint Shop Pro and many more graphic software
8 Distress and edge filters - Pack 17
8 Distress and edge and grunge and rough color and paint effects set. PC only.
Carnival Colors - extreme colors in seconds
Carnival Color set includes millions of wow color and gradient overlay combinations for images and text for use in Adobe PS, Paint Shop Pro and many others. PC only
Circus Daze Effects - Nightmarish and surreal
Extreme color effects tool for surreal and nightmare color effects as well as abstract paint effects and more. Includes a vast range of effects to distort any image or text in 1000s and 1000s of ways. PC only
Contrasted - Intense and standout
Use the contrast effects filter to manipulate any image in countless ways - create hi-contrast and low contrast effects in seconds. The set is for the PC only. Tool includes 100 output modes (inverse, frame, color effects and many more). 20 Effects modes (apply as blur, smear, distortions, threshold effects and many more). The set also includes 1000s of additional color overlays and gradient effects as well as many amazing color randomization effects. Contrasted is 8BF tool for use in Adobe PS, PS Elements, PSP and many others (will not work in 64bit CC CS6 though) PC only
Plugins video tutorial
Check out the video to see some of the functionality of the tools on this page. They can be used to create 1000s of effects so no single video could possibly show all the options included in the set. There are just too many features. video You can also check out info about our shapes for Adobe PS, brushes for Adobe PS etc as well
How to install the 8BF files ?
8BF format. Place the 8BF files in the filters path of the host application (best check our videos for this). After the install, they are all found in the filter menu
For Corel ® PSP X6 X5 X4 as well as earlier
They also work fine also in the latest version of the corel painting application in 32bit
Blending modes / options in Adobe PS and psp
They all include 100 output settings such as
1) invert the image
2) apply only to the red channel
3) wrap the color, limit the colors to the current foreground and BG color range
4) set to difference
5) darken only
6) different darken effects
7) Many types of tiling
8) zapped color effect and many more.
Blending modes are like additional filters added to the effect, adding millions and millions of new creative effects
Post processing settings for Adobe ® Photoshop plug-ins
All include 18 post processing settings such as applying a randomized blend to the end result of the filter effect. The randomized color blends effects and blends can add subtle color changes to any image or text or layer. The color effect combinations can range to millions and millions of unique color effects such as quadrant effects. Alone, the post processing effects are a truly powerful addition to any effects collection.
Settings - recalling effects in seconds
The settings can be saved so if you find a really stunning effect, simply click the SAVE. The ini file can then be opened in future and the effect re-applied to a different image.
Actions in Adobe PS
The 8BF effects can be saved as an action so you can use the actions in batch processing / scripting. Combine many of the effects, combine them with native Adobe PS effects and save as an action. Re-use the action in future image processing
Photoshop plug-ins and Effects modes
They all include 20 effects modes. Instead of the end result of the tool being used in the final output, the filter effect is generated as a blur or smear or paint effect or grain effect based on the strength of the filter effect. Use the effects modes to apply totally weird and wonderful unique warping and paint and blur effects to any image.
Color modes - CMYK, RGB and others in Adobe PS
The sets can be used in RGB as well as CMYK and Grayscale and LAB as well as in 16 bits / channel (for many of the features). Change the image mode via the image command in Adobe PS from RGB to CMYK and they will still appear enabled in the filters menu, apply your effects in CMYK. You can also go to the channels palette and apply the effects to individual channels
You can use the 8BF tools in individual channels in most color modes but you can also modify the end result on a channel by channel basis by using the red and green and blur sliders on all the dialogs. You can make the entire image a whole lot redder or greener etc. You can also randomize these by clicking the color setting button. You can also apply factors (a multiplication) in many of the tools as well as use some of the output modes that use only the red channel etc.
Photoshop plug-ins' randomized settings
They all come with a selection of randomization controls such as the "Xtreme" which randomizes the most settings to the extreme, creating literally millions and millions of image effects. The "blend" control randomizes the blend / output options so click the blend and the image will invert or a frame will appear or the red color will become dominant; the "tweak" control applies subtle variations of the current settings and will modify only some of the controls - useful if you are fairly close to a setting but just want to tryout certain close settings (good idea perhaps to save the settings before you click the extreme or color etc as you will not be able to undo or return to the earlier settings)
Many different powerful settings in all plugins
All contain their own unique settings, some are much the same in many of the tools such as a factor control which controls the color of the image as well as the mix tools which control the blend with the effect and the original source image. They also include dropdown combo boxes to radically alter the functionality of the tool, settings sliders such as intensity, mixing of image and effect, blurring, quality of effect and more. Enter the settings via the interactive sliders or enter the strength of the effect in a standard text / edit field at the right side to the slider. There are checkboxes such as inverse or link r-g-b etc which links the channel information to the red channel settings (userful for grayscale etc effects)
Layers / alpha channel - useful for PS styles and shadows and bevels etc
If you apply the effect on a layer, the alpha channel can also be modified by the effect as well as the image itself. There are many different layer / alpha channel modification settings such as adding the red channel of the effect to the alpha channel, or applying a blend to to the alpha channel, or inversing of the effect, edge settings and many more
Other applications - do they work in ???
They work in many different PC software tools such as PhotoImpact etc. They also work on Vista, windows 7 and other versions of Windows. Some functionality might be different in each of the tools as each application uses different features and color approaches so in some the foreground and background color might be ignored as they are not supplied to the tool so in Adobe PS if the foreground is red and the background is blue the range may be modified by this, in PSP this will not be the case. I would suggest - check out your application with some of the sampler / demos
The filters all come with modes that can be useful for digital photography such as borders as well as invert, solarization, posterization, saturation as well as tone settings. Use the output and effects modes to tweak an image in 1000s of ways, from the subtle to the extreme
Color modes CMYK and others
The effects can be used in many different color modes and not just RGB. The number of the color modes for the 8BFs depends on the application and some will only allow access to grayscale and / or CMYK. Adobe PS has a number of other color modes such as LAB as well as 16 bit color modes and beyond. They work in most color modes but they will not work in indexed color mode though. I would imagine that only specialized effects will work in that color mode.
All the effects include a large preview screen to show the effect. You can go in and out within limits. The preview in many cases can also be used as an interactive tool to change the settings of some fields, simply click the preview to select the color or change the intensity of an effect
The effects are not the Andrew's Filters. I created the Andrew's Filters back in 1995, these filters are not related other than that I created both sets. The range of effects in this later series is hundreds of times greater in range and features set than the earlier very popular series. Please check out many web sites such as the Steve's Desktop Photography site for a full list of all the filters in the "Andrew's Filters collection". I no longer store the filters on the graphicxtras web site
Color from toolbox - Foreground and Background use in Adobe PS
Many of the filters use the color from the toolbox. If the effect or setting uses the foreground color or BG color of the PS toolbox then you will see this as indicated in the tool dropdowns as BG and FG colors. You can change the color via the PS toolbox. Changing the color combinations can radically change some of the effects (there are also millions of possible color combinations!). Most of the blend filters use the BG and FG color information to create the blending / graduated effect. Some software do not return the color information so in those cases they will only probably use a single pre-defined color.
'Totally fascinated with the graphicxtras tools', 'Use them 90% of the time for mixing colors to achieve artistic effects' - Jeff Wietor (www.raincoat.tv)
"In the growing market of filters Andrew's work shines above the mediocrity of mostly uninspired "effects". His work is not only inexhaustible in scope and variety it is original and fresh. Andrew's Filters, settings, do not just blur the distance between effects and art, his work is art. Welcome to the future." Dede Kafka
The filters are spread over multiple categories, they s appear in the menu of Adobe PS ® in their overall category. The categories include edge / blur / color / distortion etc.
All were created using the excellent development tool, Filtermeister. Please check out the FM details on the filtermeister.com site. Other development tools are also available and there is a SDK kit available via Adobe.
No additional dlls required
Unlike the original FF (Andrew's filters), this series does not need any additional dlls or additional converter tools to use them. If you have any problems with the use of the tools, please contact me as there are also versions available for earlier that may resolve any issues
Digital Camera Shopper Magazine (camera magazine) December 2005 4/5 (value for money 5/5)
They have been reviewed extensively in the past, mainly in the various computer graphics magazines in the US and Japan and Europe and elsewhere
You receive the set as a ZIP (whether the collection set or the individuals) You should be able to expand the set without any additional software. If you do need some software to unzip the file, the best tool is probably Smith Micro's (FREE) stuffit expander tool. That should resolve any issues but in most cases. Once you have unzipped the set, select all the 8BF files and place them in the required path for your host application. Any questions, please e-mail us
Go to Adobe PS and open a document or create a new document. Go to the filter menu and select the filters via the AP categories. The are all listed in categories loosely related to their basic function such as blurs are in AP [Blurs]. Most come with 1000s of effects so even if the tool is called a blur effect it is quite as likely to be used as a smear or gradient effect so the categories are very loose.