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 the 8 must have plug-ins for Photoshop :

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.

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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.

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Long Shadow Generator

A photoshop extension to create long shadow with one click!

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flaticon

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!

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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.

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Composer

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

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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.

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Pixel Spec Measuring Script for Photoshop

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

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Lorem Ipsum generator

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

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LayerMiner: Photoshop script exports Layer Styles to JSON

In the designer/developer workflow it often happens that you want to export the Layer Style out of a Photoshop layer for custom processing in app UI development – native, web, gaming… It’s tiny script that exports data like Drop Shadow, Gradient Fill, Stroke, Opacity, Bounds, Solid Overlay, Glow and more to a JSON file next to your PSD file.

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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.

BigScreen

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.

view-in-setup

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).

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ShotThumb

ShotThumb is Activity Tracker for Adobe Photoshop CC.

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Cut&Slice me

Cut&Slice me cuts and exports them in png format trimming the pixels you don´t need, or let you can specify the size you want. Or you can export all states of your buttons in the blink of an eye.

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Subtle Patterns Photoshop Plugin

Imagine the immense library from Subtle Patterns, fed directly into your Photoshop panel – always in sync! It’s finally possible with our plugin for Adobe Photoshop.

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Enigma64

the fastest way to get images from Photoshop

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BlendMe.in

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.

smash

skeuomorphism.it

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

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CSS3Ps

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

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GuideGuide

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.

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SuperPNG

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.

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The FontShop Plugin

The FontShop plug-in gives you the ability to test out and preview a massive amount of fonts in your mock-up. It can be extremely useful if you use TypeKit as a lot of the fonts in TypeKit are in FontShop as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PSD to WordPress

Make elegant WP themes easily. No HTML skills required.

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DevRocket

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.

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CSS Hat

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

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1 Comments

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

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