Filter Effects

Here is an collection of some pre-configured filter effects for Inkscape:
A good resource anyway is the Open Clipart Library:


digitalize Download

Dirty text:


Old parchment:

parchment Download

Emboss light Text and two drop shadows.
Created for webdesign elements. Download


Gel filter Download

Multicolor glas Download
(But i think it looks more like fluid, so i change the example color with the Gimp)

Negative-Filter Download

Splat Filter Download

A brushed Metal Filter with 3D look. Download

Mixed Filter Pack Download

Distortion Pack Download

Gravure (black fill) / Glas (white fill) Download

Melt: Download


10 thoughts on “Filter Effects

    castaway said:
    November 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I downloaded one of your filters,
    And it seems to crash any folder I put it into. I am running gnome 2.22.3 and ubuntu 8.04
    Do you think it may be a gnome bug or is it just my machine?


    wsnaccad said:
    November 14, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Hello Chrisdesign,

    Thanks to your distortion pack I was able to create a water filter. I just added some more filter primitives to add waves. It turned out pretty neat. It’s now in OCAL. Some more examples on its usability is in my blog (water waves and reflections on water).

    I wouldn’t have done it without your great filter.

    Kevin said:
    June 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your great web site. I’m interested in how you made the background for it. How did you do it?

    Dee B. said:
    September 4, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Could you explain how and where to download the Inkscape filter files? (emboss, fire, smoke, and all of them)? I tried to download them and all that happens is that they open up as a file in Inkscape? Do I need to download to a special script-fu file? Thank you!

      chrisdesign said:
      September 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

      This files are only Inkscape-Filters thats right. Nothig for other software like GIMP.

    Huge said:
    October 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Hi, the download link for all of the filters at mediafire say “folder is private” and some of the individual links like the one for the very cool “Gel” filter are death. That’s sad, nice work, otherwise.

    LiamCAt said:
    December 13, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Hi, I want to make a color photo/pic into grey scale like a black and white, but instead using steel blue tones, like dark to light as like a black and white photo would be. is there a filter that can dop this?

    perry said:
    February 26, 2015 at 6:19 am

    The link for all the filters (mediafire) link does not work… is there a new link

      chrisdesign responded:
      April 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Hey, no sorry. It its too long saved on mediafire, so they delete this files.

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