COMPANY: Digital Anarchy | URL: www.digitalanarchy.com | TYPE: Plug-in | PLATFORM: Mac, Windows | PRICE: $129
Texture Anarchy is a suite of three filters for creating procedural textures and borders in Photoshop. Use the underlying fractal noise and bump mapping to create your textures.

One filter creates seamless, infinite textures that can range from realistic to surreal. A second tiles these for 3D texture maps or and high-res, easy render compositing. The third makes textured, distressed, or ornamental borders around images and text.

The three plugins in this suite are Texture Anarchy Explorer, Tiler Texture Anarchy, and Edge Anarchy. The Tiler creates procedural textures that will seamlessly tile. Edge Anarchy wraps its textures into customized edges and borders.

All three plugins create "procedural" textures. This means that a mathematical approach is used to generate, extend, and output an image. Users of Bryce or similar 3D programs will be familiar with procedural textures, as they are used extensively to create the textures that make up rocks, grass, sand, and other surfaces.