If you’re a designer, photographer, developer, or even just a savvy computer user, odds are you’ve encountered Photoshop sometime in your life. And even if Adobe retains a monopolistic hold on the design tools industry, countless professionals still love and swear by the software.

That’s why we found this animated tribute to the Photoshop filter so intriguing. Filters are often where young designers first start experimenting with the app. Of course, these filters are gaudy when misused (if not terrifying), but in moderation some are indispensable.

Here’s the tribute, by Device:

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