ViaThinkSoft Photoshop Filters

by Daniel Marschall

These filters were created using the tool Filter Foundry.


How to install?

Extract the 8BF files to
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop XXX\Plug-Ins\Filters\ (for 64-bit) or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop XXX\Plug-Ins\Filters\ (for 32-bit)

Many other programs like like IrfanView, JASC PaintShop Pro, GIMP, or Paint.NET support 8BF filters.


Color changing filters


(True) Greyscale

Converts a picture into greyscale, by using the perceived brightness rather than the actual brightness, i.e. blue is perceived darker than green.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS


Colorize Gradient

Can be used to colorize a greyscale picture by colorizing dark areas with color A and light areas with color B.

Note: This can also be done using the built-in Photoshop function "Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map".

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS


Change Color

Changes a color (SrcR,SrcG,SrcB) and changes it into another color (DstR,DstG,DstB). If mathematically possible, gradients will be changed, too. (Note: Something like a Cyan-Red-Gradient will never work, because the middle will generate gray, which matches neither redness nor cyanness). The formulas base on Daniel Marschall's 8-color-theory which assums that every color has a redness, yellowness, greenness, cyanness, blueness, magentaness, whiteness, and blackness.

Please note that this filter will NOT work with the original Filter Factory 3.0.x because of the ASM size limit. It works with the inofficial patch 3.1.x, though.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS, PHP


2-Color-Image

This plugin divides a picture into two colors, based on the luminosity of the pixels. It can be useful if you have a JPEG icon you want to convert to a GIF/PNG file with correct colors.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS


Transparency changing filters


Set transparency

Lets you explicitly choose the alpha channel value. Can be used to make transparent areas opaque again. Note that the layer must not be transparency-locked.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS


White to Transparent

Converters whiteness into transparency and keeps existing transparency. Note that the layer must not be transparency-locked.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS


Make Color Transparent (8-Color)

This filter let you make one or more colors in the 8-color-scheme transparent. If mathematically possible, gradients will be changed, too. Note that the layer must not be transparency-locked.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS, PHP

Make Color Transparent (RGB)

This filter let you make a single color using the transparent by converting RGB to 8-color. If mathematically possible, gradients will be changed, too. Note that the layer must not be transparency-locked.

Download for 32-bit Photoshop | Download for 64-bit Photoshop | Download source code: AFS, PHP


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