15 Best Free Photoshop Plugins for Designers

Free Photoshop Plugins

In Photoshop, a plug-in (or plugin) is a set of components that adds specific effects to a motion picture or still pictures.

Photoshop plugins are always a good help to get our work better and faster. No matter whether you are a pro or a novice, it is always good to have good plugins that can make our job easier, specially if it is for free.

From faster image exporting to better guide control, here are 15 outstanding free Photoshop plugins you should try.

Google Nik Collection

Actually it is not one plugin but a collection of 7. Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®.

Use U Point® technology to selectively edit just the parts of your photos that need touching up without losing time on complex masks and selections.

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Getty Images

Search for and filter images using the advanced Getty Images search experience. Design without limits by using our hi-res comps.

Automatically carry over edits when going from comp to the final, licensed version and  access all previous downloads and purchases across platforms – from the website to our mobile apps to the plugin. Set your own preferences to tailor the plugin experience toward your needs.

Seamless integration with Getty Images’ Premium Access, Easy Access, and UltraPacks accounts, offering customers a simple way to download images directly in Creative Cloud.


Ink

Ink is a plugin that helps you providing few extra important informations about your mockups by documenting your layers, from typography to effects and shape sizes. Now with arboard support!

 


Velositey v2

A plugin that allows you to simply create website concepts in short time. Although it will be discontinued, so is better to download it before it disappears.


virtualPhotographer

This plugin lets you instantly apply high quality, professional photographic styles to your digital images…with just one click.

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Flaticon (Mac only)

Thi free plugin let’s you use one of the largest icon library in a easy and quick way. Besides Photoshop it works with Sketch, Illustrator and Finder.

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CSS3PS

This plugin consists in free cloud based photoshop plugin that converts your layers to CSS3.


ON1 Effects 10

Effects 10 Standard Edition includes a select number of stackable filters, presets, borders, and textures from ON1 Effects 10. Plug-in to Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop® or work as a standalone application.

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Cut&Slice me

Use Cut&Slice me to export your assets to different devices in seconds. Improve your workflow by just naming your layers.

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NKS5 Natural Media Toolkit

NKS5 is a custom toolkit for Adobe Photoshop CS5+ that provides a basic set of drawing, painting, texturing and production tools in an attractive, easy to use palette.

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Font Awesome PS

The Photoshop version of Font Awesome, let’s you search for an icon and click to create a new layer shape which you can easily edit. That’s all you need to do in order to have access to the amazing selection of free Font Awesome icons.

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Layrs Control 2

A collection of 7 plugins in one, that let you make usual tasks with a simple mouse click. Like layer name editor and options to remove any unused effects, flatten all layer effects, delete empty layers to cut down the file size, and rasterize smart objects.

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Pixel to Vector V.2

This little Photoshop tool may save you a plenty of time. It converts your pixel shape in a vector shape or in a Custom Shape Tool – with only one click!


Composer

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

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render.ly

Screens with alternate versions, webfonts and assets extracted with a single click.
The fastest plugin out there and the only one that actually works!

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