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20+ Free & Paid Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers to Supercharge Your Workflow

Adobe is a creative platform that many web developers use on a daily basis. Being rather powerful at its core, Adobe’s functionality can be expanded further with the help of handy tools. In this blog post today we’ll talk about free & premium Photoshop plugins for web designers that will help you complete tedious and time-consuming tasks much faster and with less effort.

It is not difficult to find Photoshop plugins in Google. The worldwide web offers thousands of different tools for your consideration. However, how can you know for certain that the chosen product is worthy of your attention? It’s all about testing multiple products on your own. To save your time and money, we have decided to share a collection of free and premium photoshop plugins that are really useful and work with the updated version of Photoshop.

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With Eye Candy 7 you will see how to create such sleek effects as animal fur, fire, chrome, smoke or reptile skin quickly and easily. You don’t need to be a technician to use the plugin. Any web designer will be able to create many realistic effects that are difficult to achieve – just with a click of a button.

Price: $129, free trial version available

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In many ways, MirrorMe works in a similar way to Illustrator’s Reflect tool, but with a wider array of features that will make it work quickly and easily. As the name implies, the plugin helps you mirror objects in Illustrator across axes. It comes with its own panel that provides quick access to the tool’s functions.

Price: $59

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When working on a complex design project, Layrs Control 2 should be especially handy. This is a Photoshop plugin for managing multiple layers, optimizing your design project by removing unnecessary effects, flattening all layers effects, deleting empty layers, converting selected layers into smart objects, and much more.

Price: Free

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Fixel Contrastica 2 PS is a plugin that allows you to enhance contrast in images & video frames and reveal hidden details.

Price: $30

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With the help of the DynamicSketch tool you can draw more naturally and dynamically in vector. No matter whether you are a newbie or an experienced illustrator, with the help of this plugin you will be able to draw and edit your artwork much more quickly. This feature is not limited only to desktop computers. You can draw with a mouse, trackpad or any graphic tablet.

Price: $29

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You can create a perfect portrait image in Photoshop with the help of Beauty Retouching Kit v3.0. The package features multiple skin cleaner actions for attaining the desired results, including Skin Softener, Lip Enhancer, Perfect Skin, Redness Reducer, Color Contrast, Blusher, Eyeshadow, and much more.

Price: $34

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You can make your vector work even better by applying strokes of different widths with WidthScribe 2. This is an updated version of WidthScribe that comes with a number of new and enhanced tools. These include Width Brush Tool, Width Eraser Tool, Width Gradient Tool, Randomization and Optimization, all of which can help you apply necessary adjustments to your artwork with a swipe of a mouse.

Price: $74

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Renamy 3 Photoshop plugin is an essential tool for changing and editing several layers at the same time. In addition, the plugin includes functionality for finding and replacing layer names, name filtering and autocompletion.

Price: $9.99

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As the name implies, Halftone Creator Photoshop Plugin allows you to add a halftone effect to anything on which you are working with just a click.

Price: $8

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Breeezy is a free Photoshop plugin that gives you the ability to export graphic elements from PSD and prepare them for flash banners, websites and apps development quicker and more easily.

Price: Free

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AnimDessin2 is a free plugin designed for Photoshop CC. With its help you’ll be able to draw animations frame-by-image. What is more, by using this plugin you will be able to test a movie and set the duration of a keyframe.

Price: Free

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Composer is compatible with Photoshop CS5 or higher. With its help you will be able to update multiple layer comps in a click. After installation, the plugin will be added to the Photoshop panel. With its help you will be able to apply any of four commands (Update Layer Style, Update Position, Update Visibility, and Update All) to the selected layers.

Price: Free

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Portraiture automates the process of retouching portraits for attaining a perfect-skin image. This is a combined tool that will work for Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom. It will automatically smooth skin without losing such important details as eyelashes and skin texture.

Price: $199.95

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Velositey Version 2 is a plugin for creating mockups. Working on Photoshop CS6, CC & CC2014, it is compatible with Bootstrap, comes with 1170 pixel grid, simple map icon creator, 12 x footers, simple favicon creator, and many other new and updated features.

Price: Free

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Lorem Ipsum Generator is a free plugin for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Dreamweaver that will generate random phrases and words. Instead of copying text from any other place, you can have it generated right from your workspace.

Price: Free

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CSS3Ps is an amazing plugin that was designed to convert your Photoshop layers to CSS3. The tool will support every element of your designs, including shadows, gradients, glows, etc. The only drawback of the plugin is that it works via a server, which will make you wait for some time till all layers are converted.

Price: Free

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Filter Forge will be suitable for both expert and novice Photoshop users. With the help of this plugin, or a standalone app you can create a wide array of realistic textures and effects.

Price: $29-828, depending on the plan you choose

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Skeuomorphism is a very useful plugin for those of you who want to keep their designs trendy. With its help you can transform your skeuomorphic PSD layout to a flat design. The tool will automatically remove all unneeded layers.

Price: Free

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Photoshop QR Code Generator does exactly what its name says. It generates QR codes that you can edit in your designs. The plugin supports several types of QR code, namely URL, SMS, business card, plain text, and email.

Price: $19

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GuideGuide works with Photoshop CS5, CS6 and CC. It is simple to install and use. GuideGuide will facilitate the way you work with grids, helping you to create accurate columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines. What is more, you can save frequently used guide sets for repeat use.

Price: Free

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Transform multiple instantly with Transform Each. At the same time each of the transformed items will remain an independent object.

Price: Free

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Ink is a Photoshop document plugin that is compatible with versions CS6 / CC. Ink will easily help you generate information about layer styles, font size, element style and position.

Price: Free

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If you need to add images to your design, then Pictura will help you with that perfectly. It allows you to search and add the designed visuals to your artworks without leaving the workspace.

Price: Free

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Plugins are of great use for web designers. No matter if you are a newbie or a professional in this field, with the help of a rich set of Photoshop plugins for web designers you will be able to work more effectively. These 23 awesome plugins should help you supercharge your workflow. If we have missed any or there are some other cool plugins that you feel should have been mentioned in this list, please share your suggestions with us below this post.


Katherine Crayon

copywriter reporting on tech news and all aspects of the web design industry. Anyone looking for more inspirational posts, tips and advice or simply the latest industry news, meet her in person on Quora and Twitter.

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