40 Photoshop Add-ons: Discover Actions, Filters, Plugins, and Panels
Photoshop can be expanded in nearly every way imaginable. There are the large plugins, effectively supporting Photoshop as independent programs, actions that act out previously defined command sequences, and the panels, which offer functions in their own control panels. This turns an already powerful image editor into a far larger, customized program.
Photoshop plugin with dozens of filters, presets, frames, and textures for the realization of an image style.
Both as an addon, as well as directly within the browser: Flaticon not only allows for the selection of high-quality icons in flat design but also provides a rudimentary customization.
Composer can refresh multiple layers with a single click. This allows you to change the position, the layer styles, visibility, or everything at once.
A plugin that converts layers into CSS3. Perfect for web designers.
A Photoshop panel to create loooooooong shadows with.
If you have created the most beautiful app interface and would like to see how it looks on your phone, this is the page for you.
Isometric is a free Photoshop plugin for the transformation of individual shapes in isometric perspectives.
A while ago, Google released the Nik Collection plugin package for free usage. This includes a total of seven treasured add-ons.
This plugin turns panorama shots into small planets or platforms.
At the touch of a button, this Photoshop panel provides us with display options, regarding aspects like an element’s measurements, or its colors, for instance.
A single click turns a pixel graphic into a path or vector.
This adds a massive palette of tools for realistic drawing and painting to Photoshop.
No direct add-on for Photoshop, but an ingenious service that adds color schemes to the service that can be implemented into the program.
Subtle patterns to fill backgrounds or use as a texture.
Make it flat! Turn three-dimensional graphics into 2D-style picture elements.
Photoshop action that can create an HDR simulation from a single photo.
Action for Photoshop, allowing you to create altered black-white shots at the push of a button.
Action to turn a regular photo into a slightly bleached shot with reduced colors.
Dark, blue shadows and yellow highlights are the results of this Photoshop action.
Color variants in yellow, green, or beige tones, thanks to the action Forest Action.
When drawing gradients, it often comes to level effects. This action helps to reduce them.
Different free actions for the realization of retro effects.
Here, a photo is turned into an engraved graphic. A complex, but free action for Photoshop.
This action generates a simulated 3D version of a photo in a red-green style.
Create an old, yellowed, and dirty shot at the flick of a switch.
A simulation of the iPhone screen’s typical blur effect.
The result of this action looks like old paint that dried on wood and is already crumbling in some spots.
Action for the design of 3D map material in a comic style.
An action that whipstitches a piece of “denim” in a creative way.
This action turns colorful images into a heavily desaturated version, creating a pretty retro look.
Here, a wallpaper is automatically exported into plenty of formats and resolutions.
Simulation of a screenshot from a diagonal point of view.
Artistic effect that creates a painted style.
Conversion of vector graphics into the SVG format.
Another action to reduce the so-called bending.
A short image interference in video games is called a glitch. This action simulates this exact effect.
A typical duotone effect. Two colors colorate photos in creative ways.
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A free photo effect that makes for a cool vintage look.
A flat 2D graphic is turned into a 3D shape via a button push.
These actions result in lovely color plays. Duotone effects or bleached versions are available to choose from.