Adobe Photoshop – web designers cannot work without it. It’s getting much better after it’s upgraded to Creative Cloud. There are many photoshop plugins that you can download for free to save your time. I will share them and you may find useful!
How to Use Photoshop Plugins?
- Download latest version of Adobe Extension Manager & install it
- Double click on a Photoshop plugin (.zxp) that you downloaded
- Adobe Extension Manager will will be automatically launched, then install a plugin. Otherwise launch Adobe Extension Manager and click on “install” top of the panel.
- Use the plugin by selecting menu: Window > Extensions > the name of the plugin
Create Guideline Easily
With GuideGuide, it doesn’t have to be. Pixel accurate columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines can be created based on your document or selection with the click of a button. Frequently used guide sets can be saved for repeat use. Grids can use multiple types of measurements. (Photoshop CS5+)
Reduce Image Noise
Neat Image is an image filter to reduce noise and grain in photographic images produced by digital cameras and scanners. I wrote review of this plugin before on this article “Easy Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Images | Web Creator Box“. Photoshop 5+ for PC and CS3+ for Mac.
Easier Way to Name Layers for Generator Feature
Adobe Layer Namer will simply the process of naming layers correctly so that the layers can export automatically by using the Generator feature in Photoshop CC. This new panel will automatically name a layer so that Generator will automatically create, and export a PNG, GIF or JPEG image. Photoshop CC only.
Download this plugin from here.
Display Web Font Samples
Web font plugin lets you design with the same web fonts you will use to “go live.” It’s easy to access to use thousands of web fonts including Google Fonts in Photoshop. Photoshop CS5+. You need to create an account to use this.
Create Long Shadow
Long Shadow Generator is a photoshop extension to create long shadow with one click! You can adjust shadow length or opacity. Photoshop CS6+.
Free Vector Iconset 1: BlendMe.in
By using BlendMe.in, you can search thousands of assets, including popular icon packs, without leaving Photoshop or Illustrator. Photoshop CS6+ and you need to create an account. All assets are licensed by CC BY 3.0.
Free Vector Iconset 2: flaticon
You can use the flaticon plugin to quickly find the icons you need for your design, without leaving your working environment. Just search for the icons you need, select the ones you like the most and use them in vector format, so you can customize them in any way you want. As simple as that! Photoshop CS5+. All assets are licensed by CC BY 3.0.
Access to Creative Market
Instant access to premium design content from Creative Market Adobe Extension without ever leaving your Adobe apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. Pop open the extension each week to grab new free graphics, templates, fonts, brushes, add-ons and more, sure to kickstart any new project while saving you time & money.
Please share your favourite plugins ;)