I had the honour to write a post over at smashing magazine, where I take a closer look at SVG filters and the phantastic possibilties they offer for us designers to create astonishing type effects.
So head over to Smashing Magazine and read my article there:The SVG filter, and why it is awesome.
Here are local copies of my demos from the article:
Outlined and filled with pattern
Extruded and filled with pattern
Extruded and illuminated
Used, grungy look with the help of fractal filters
feTurbulence to achieve a spilled water effect
Some “pop-arty” color effects
Here are links to the Codepen and GitHub Repositories