Some of these filters are free, the rest are really affordable.
Redfield filters are now also included in Xara Xtreme - for more detail please visit Xara.
You can add your own base textures to Texturation, retaining your individual style.
The very well known plugins from Alienskin now come with Xara Extreme - for more detail please visit Xara.
If you are getting perfect scans from your scanner - skip this.
If not - then this is for you.
Most of us just load the software and experiment
- in this case - DO NOT - read the documentation -
it is comprehensive - the software has many features and in nearly every case the default settings are perfect. This really is one time when there is great benefit in understanding how 'stuff' works.
There are some sites that have been invaluable to me over the years.
By way of the site and newsletter keeping the community informed - they do the research for us.
Harald has also developed plugins, the most well known probably being Plugin Commander and Plugin Galaxy, this list is now growing.
You can now read about the 'people' responsible for all this hard work on the site.
Enrique Flouret by way of his site and newsletter also keeps the community informed, has at times located some amazing tutorials and little known software developers.
Chris Dickman - Graphics.com over many years on various forums has also provided similar support and information.
Weekly newsletter with great links for both free and commercial software - if you don't want yet another newsletter - visit the site from time to time, all features are now available to everyone.