30 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins & Actions For Designer

Photoshop Plugins are actually add-ons to the main program which helps to attain additional image effects or performing tasks that are impossible or hard to fulfill using Adobe Photoshop alone. And they make the complicated task much easier and help users in creating amazing effects, designing faster & better. So here are 30 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins & Actions For Designer

3D Map Generator

Photoshop plugin for creating individual 3D maps from your own ideas. It generates 3D maps from every heightmap within minutes. You need no 3D knowledge or Photoshop knowledge at all. Heightmaps can be easily created with the plugin internal tools or downloaded with the help of the Heightmapper from almost every place of the world.

3D Map Generator - Atlas - From Heightmap to real 3D map

SmartIcon Generator

Isometric generate isometric 3D icons from a flat shape in just a few seconds. It works with every vector shapes, pixel layer, Smart Objects or text layer. You don‘t have to be a pro to get professional results. The final SmartIcon definitely fit on isometric 3D Map maps.

SmartIcon Generator 2 - Isometric 3D Icons

Game Map Generator

Build your own map or background for your game! By using the Game Map Generator it is as easy and fast as never before to create maps and backgrounds for many different game genres like e.g. Role-Playing Games or MMORPG, Tower Defense and other Real-Time Strategy. Perfect for game developers with little Photoshop knowledge, but also essential for professional game developers as a big time saver.

Game Map Generator

Isometric Ground Mock-UP Actions

This set of actions allows you to make awesome presentations of your works. It can be mobile app, website, icons, prints, fonts and etc. Usage of this set of actions is very easy. You can build presentation of your works easily in a few minutes without any difficulties.

Isometric Ground Mock-UP Actions

Actions-Stereo display.atn for PS

You can create amazing Perspective Mockups using this free photoshop action.


Theme Switcher

It simply lets you pick up the GUI Theme (that is: the Photoshop interface color, which since CS6 goes from Original to Light Gray, Medium Gray and Dark Gray) with one click – handy little panel that eliminates the need to dig into the Preferences.



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!


Bjango Actions 2.0 (PSDs + Actions)

Ready to rock for iOS 7. The icon grid guides are all 2px wide, because that’s how all guides should be in screen design tools.



Update multiple layer comps in Photoshop with just one click. Less maintaining, more designing.


3D Isometric Map Mockup (Psd, Action)

A 3D map Photoshop action to convert a flat map to a three dimensional isometric stylish one a single click.


Pixel Spec Measuring Script for Photoshop

Will automatically create lines, arrows and labels based on your selection type. For both Mac and PC.


Lorem Ipsum generator

Extension panel for Photoshop that will help us to put dummy text on our layout.


ScreenShot Photoshop action

This is a small action created in order to take a normal screenshot from a website and convert it into an image that looks like it is shot with a camera from the computer screen. It is free to use for any purposes.


Interface Tools Photoshop Plugin

Please note that this has only been tested in Photoshop CC for Mac but it should work in CS6 at least I think. As you can probably tell if you are familiar with Marc’s work, this panel was inspired by the Bjango Tools one.


Expanding Smart Objects (Script)

Take a notice though, script works only with Smart Objects that were created in Photoshop. With Illustrator’s Smart Objects it will not work. Also, script expands original Smart Object, without transformations (e.g. if you resized your SmartObject in 200%, expanded will be 100% anyway).



the fastest way to get images from Photoshop



It is a Photoshop extension that allows you to quickly find a high-quality icon that you can simply drag and drop and then easily continue your ideation. All of the icons are vectorial and have been inserted as smart Photoshop objects, meaning that you get all the icon components as layers (vector objects, adjustment layers, etc.) so that you can easily tweak them to match your creation.



Make it Flat! Become a flat design pro in seconds with this simple photoshop plugin.



Free cloud based photoshop plugin that converts your layers to CSS3.



With GuideGuide, it doesn’t have to be. Pixel accurate columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines can be created based on your document or marquee with the click of a button. Frequently used guide sets can be saved for repeat use. Grids can use multiple types of measurements. Best of all it’s free.



SuperPNG is a free plug-in for using PNG (“ping”) files. It has more comprehensive support for the format than Photoshop’s included plug-in and provides control over alpha channel handling.


Corner Editor

Creating rounded corner boxes in photoshop is easy, however, if you’ve ever tried to resize them you’ll know that the corners don’t maintain their radius and become distorted. Corner Editor is a simple free script that makes working with rounded borders in photoshop much less frustrating.


Transform Each Beta

I always wished photoshop had a “transform each” option like in illustrator. Luckily, Kamil Khadeyev wrote an awesome little script that brings that feature into photoshop. I highly recommend checking out his blog for other useful PS scripts.


AtlasCSS Photosop plugin

Just put all your icons on a folder, run the Photoshop script, and it generates a CSS with the coordenates and size of each icon, using the original filename as CSS selector.


PSD to WordPress

Make elegant WP themes easily. No HTML skills required.



DevRocket is an iOS development panel plug-in that provides Adobe Photoshop with additional iOS specific tools and functionalities that are designed to assist key areas in iOS app design for all iPhone models (including the iPhone 5) and all iPad models. A simplified solution to working between display resolutions, breaking down full ui designs into separate elements ready for Xcode and saving for the Retina display are just a few of the awesome features DevRocket brings to iOS designers currently using Photoshop.



CSS Hat turns Photoshop layer styles to CSS3 with a click.



  1. Great collection. I have to try the Photoshop 3D Map. Looks intriguing!

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