Please remember, these are not finished artwork. All I did was choose a free public domain image and run the filters to give examples of what they can do. You can click the thumbnails for a better look.
Most of the VM filters have several sliders that greatly vary the effects.
How I use the VM Distortion Collection
Tumbler, The Black Hole, Center Mirror, and Gear are all useful for water effects in photomanipulation. The Black Hole is probably also useful in space art, but I haven't done much of that so I can't say.
Flip Chop, Mosaic Ripple, and Vision Impossible are good for surreal art and some textures
Radiator, Sausage, Radial Pox, Smallpox, and Distortion By Transparency are useful abstract art when you want to keep the source colors but not the structures.
Full size here on the photographer's Pixabay
|The Black Hole|
|Tiles A Go Go|
(with a hot wax coating layer)
|Distortion by Transparency|
|Distortion By Brightness|
(Distortion by Hue and Distortion By Saturation are very similar.)
|Origami Radial Folder|