Although there are several free alternatives, Photoshop continues to be the most used image editor today because of its great scope. Although it is widely used by designers, photographers and illustrators, this program by default does not have specific tools in each area, which is why it is recommended that users make use of plugins for Photoshop, which are scripts that allow to extend the functionality of this powerful Adobe image and graphics editor.

Plugins for Photoshop for models and designs

1. WebZap

 

 WebZapThis plugin is dedicated to web designers looking to create models of websites, as it provides design guides and even templates that help the designer to create sections, menus and other elements of a web page. What most attracts the attention of this plugin is its immense amount of prefabricated designs that not only facilitate the creation of models, but also streamline this task prior to the preparation of an Internet site. This plugin for Photoshop has a cost of $ 19 dollars.

Characteristics:

  • It works on OS X and Microsoft Windows.
  • It allows to create models of websites in a simple way.
  • It offers a wide variety of prefabricated designs.
  • Generates fictitious texts automatically.
  • Requires Photoshop CS5 or some later version.

Price: $ 19 dollars

2. Webbsy

Webbsy

This Photoshop plugin allows you to easily convert PSD files into HTML or CSS format. Fortunately we will not have to mark layers, since Webbsy is in charge of naming them automatically, which is essential to export each of the designed elements to the programming language. In the case that there are elements that can not be exported in HTML format, this complement will take them as images, allowing the complete design to be exported and used in any web page. Webbsy allows to use Google Fonts and has compatibility with a large number of formats. It has a cost of $ 49 dollars, although fortunately it allows us to try it 14 days for free.

Characteristics:

  • It allows to convert PSD designs in HTML and CSS format.
  • Compatible with Google Fonts, LESS, SASS, SCSS and Stylus.
  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and CC.
  • It allows you to cut images and choose their quality.

Price: $ 49 dollars

3.Velositey 2

Velositey 2

Velositey is another plugin for Photoshop that will allow us to create models with great ease. We will find pre-established settings, as well as templates that will allow us to simplify the creation of fabulous designs. We can insert different prefabricated modules, and even easily edit them to adapt them to our projects. The highlight of Velositey is that it is possible to create a model in just one minute, which is ideal for those seeking speed in the creation of website designs. This add-on is absolutely free for all those interested.

Characteristics:

  • It allows to generate favicons and mapicoins.
  • Compatible with Photoshop CS6, CC and CC 2014.
  • It allows the use of prefabricated templates to create models.
  • We can use a grid to place elements.

Price: free

4. Elemente

Elemente

This add-on is ideal for graphic designers who are used to creating models of websites that will later be mounted on the WordPress CMS platform, since with the help of this tool we can easily convert a PSD design to a Theme or WordPress Theme . We can design a theme from scratch, choosing our own typographic font, in order to obtain a WordPress theme based on simple code, very easy to edit, which in turn is optimized for SEO, which is ideal if It hopes to position the web page in search engines in the future. While we can take advantage of the trial version of Elemente , which is completely free, this plugin for Photoshop It costs $ 99 in the case of the personal plan and $ 199 in the case of the plan and developer.

Characteristics:

  • It allows to convert PSD to WordPress theme.
  • Does not require coding.
  • Allows the use of templates and elements.
  • Exports clean code and completely optimized for SEO.
  • It works only on Windows with 32 Bits.
  • It is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC.

Price: $ 99 dollars

Plugins for Photoshop for grids and layers

5. GuideGuide

GuideGuide

With the help of this add-on you can create completely customized grids and guides based on the whole project or in certain sections. With the help of GuidaGuide we can use grids to create tables and adjust margins. It is an ideal complement for those who use guides, since it offers great facilities, such as creating a grid inside another grid.

Characteristics:

  • You can create and save grids.
  • Allows to adjust guides and margins.
  • It is compatible with Photoshop CS5 and later versions.

Price: Free

6. Layrs Control 2

Layrs Control 2

If you tend to work on large and complex projects, we recommend using Layrs Control 2 , since it is a tool that will improve the management of layers that you can use to keep everything tidier and always at your fingertips. Among the options that we can find is the ability to easily name layers, flatten the layers we select, eliminate unused effects, rasterize smart objects , among other functions.

Characteristics:

  • Compatible with Photoshop CS and CS 2014.
  • Allows you to rename and flatten layers.
  • You can eliminate empty layers and effects that you do not use.

Price: Free

7. CSS3PS

CSS3PS

With the help of CSS3PS plugin you can easily convert Photoshop layers in CSS3 language. After creating graphics with the help of our editor we can select certain layers and easily convert them to CSS3. The plugin will show us a result that can be seen from any web browser, since it uses common properties, such as edge radius, internal shadow, internal and external brightness, font properties and other styles compatible with current web browsers.

Characteristics:

  • Compatible with Photoshop CS3 or some later version.
  • It works on Windows and on OS X.
  • It allows to convert one or more layers in CSS code.
  • Compatible with the current prefixes of browsers, such as -webkit-, -moz-, -ms-, among others.
  • Automatically calculate the appropriate size of each layer.

Price: Free

8. UberColumns

UberColumns

If you tend to work with texts within Photoshop, UberColumns is your ideal complement, since with the help of it we can format the text in columns, using a single layer, which will allow us to easily add more text, change the style or adjust the size of it The plugin will allow us to choose the number of columns that we want to place, in order to give you the chance to display an ordered text within the graphic.

Characteristics:

  • Compatible with Photoshop CS and CS 2014.
  • It works on both OS X and Microsoft Windows.
  • It allows to organize the text in columns.
  • Automatically adjusts the text if the layer size is changed.

Price: Free

Photoshop plugins for colors, fonts and effects

9. Swatchy

Swatchy

With the help Swatchy we can maintain a greater organization of our color samples, since it is a complement that will allow us to organize our color samples in folders, which the user can easily access to use them whenever they need to do so. It is an ideal tool for those who frequently use certain specific colors and want to have access to them quickly and conveniently.

Characteristics:

  • It allows to manage and organize color samples in folders.
  • Compatible with Photoshop CS and CS 2014.
  • Requires OS X or Windows.

Price: Free

10. MagicPicker

MagicPicker

If you are looking to maintain a greater control of the colors and with a greater level of detail, we recommend installing MagicPicker , an add-on that will allow you to have access to different color management tools, as is the case of Tone Lock that will allow us to control the range of colors that we have selected, and Color Wheelthat will allow us to generate different combinations of colors saving space in our work screen within the Adobe Photoshop program .

Characteristics:

  • Requires OS X or Windows systems.
  • Compatible with Photoshop CS 2014, CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 or CS3.
  • It allows to generate different color schemes.
  • It allows to choose different colors of a wheel with 3 different modes.
  • It has tone lock.
  • It allows to copy with a single click the HEX code of each color.

Price: $ 19 dollars

11. FilterForge

 FilterForge

FilterForge is one of the most attractive plugins for Photoshop today, because it incorporates an immense amount of filters and effects of photos, which are widely used today by users who share their photos on social networks. Fortunately we can use this tool independently, as a photo editor, or we can include it in Photoshop as a complement. Each filter or effect has its own adjustments or factors that the user can modify to achieve a highly personalized effect. We can use this complement for 30 days completely free , but then we must buy the license.

Characteristics:

  • Compatible with OS X and Windows.
  • It allows you to create your own filters, as well as effects and textures.
  • Huge repository of online filters.
  • Generator of maps and textures that support seamless mosaics.

Price $ 399 dollars

12. Eye Candy 7

 Eye Candy 7

We recommend this add-on for Photoshop to those looking for a wide variety of effects, since Eye Candy 7has 32 different effect categories , among which there are more than 1,000 settings. One of the features of this plugin is the fact that we can have a preview of the changes applied to any layer of our project. Each effect that we apply will be applied in a new layer in order to preserve the original graphic. There is a completely free trial version, although to use this supplement to the maximum we must buy the license.

Characteristics:

  • It allows to create realistic effects.
  • Great collection of presets.
  • It supports editions in a new layer preserving the original design.
  • Instant effects preview.
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Requires Photoshop CS5.

Price: $ 129 dollars

13. Font Hero

Font Hero

With the help of Font Hero we will be able to better organize the text sources, allowing us to access all the sources in a simple way, since they will be grouped and we will even be able to label them. We can get a preview of each of the sources from the same Adobe Photoshop interface , and in turn allows us to incorporate external sources from platforms such as Google Fonts or Typekit .

Characteristics:

  • It allows you to import sources from external sites, preview them and organize them.
  • You can source labels for more organization.
  • Supports web sources.
  • Compatible with Windows and OS X.
  • Requires Photoshop CS 2014.

Price: $ 39 dollars

Other plugins for Photoshop

14. FlatIcon

FlatIcon

Another of the plugins for Photoshop that we recommend is FlatIcon , which will allow us to use a large number of free icons, which we can import as simple vectors, which will allow us to edit them to adapt them to each project that we carry out with this image editor .

Characteristics:

  • Free access to a thousand icons.
  • Icons available in vector format, which allows editing.
  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC and CC 2014.

Price: Free

15. QR Code Generator

QR Code Generator

With the help of this complement we will be able to generate QR codes as simple vector masks, which we can edit to adapt them to our projects. The particularity of this plugin is the high quality of QR codes, which are ideal for printing, something much sought after by those who create brochures from Adobe Photoshop. It should be remembered that within a QR code we can store URLs, SMS, texts, the name of an email account and other highly relevant data.

Characteristics:

  • You can generate QR codes as images that can be edited.
  • Various types of QR code. Optimal QR codes for printing.
  • It is compatible with Windows and Mac OS.

Price: $ 19 dollars

16. TinyPNG

 TinyPNG

With the help of TinyPNG we will be able to export images in PNG format and compress them to reduce the size of the file, which is extremely important since this format tends to contain large images. In addition to reducing the size to facilitate the transfer of images. This type of files, we can also edit through batches and automatically convert images to RGB format.

Characteristics:

  • Compatible with OS X and Windows.
  • Requires Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC or CS 2014.
  • It allows to edit several images at the same time.
  • It is capable of compressing files in PNG format preserving quality.

Price: $ 40 dollars

17. Descreen

Descreen

If you usually use scanned material in your projects, we recommend installing the Descreen plugin, which will allow you to eliminate the interference and screen patterns of the scanned images. It is a complement that seeks to eliminate all printed images of this type, but prioritizing in turn the quality of them.

Characteristics:

  • You can eliminate interference and screen patterns in scanned images.
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Requires Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CS.

Price: 15 euros

18. Perfect Resize

Perfect Resize

We recommend using Perfect Resize to those who seek to expand their photographs without losing quality and proportion. We can find within this complement a lot of adjustments that we can modify to improve the quality of this type of images. It is a highly recommended supplement for those people who usually work with material taken with mobile devices. Despite being a premium tool, it offers us a free 30-day trial version highly recommended for those interested in this plugins for Photoshop.

Characteristics:

  • It allows you to enlarge photos, as well as cut and straighten them.
  • You will be able to optimize photos to later impute them.
  • Resize several photos at once.
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and 8, as well as Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.10.
  • It is necessary to have Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CS versions.

Price: $ 79.95 dollars

19. Cover Action Pro

Cover Action Pro

If you tend to design book covers or magazines, we recommend this add-on called Cover Action Pro , which allows you to make samples in 3D to preview the finished work. In addition, within the complement we will find templates, guides and even more than 150 models of books, folders, cards and magazines that we can use freely.

Characteristics:

  • It allows you to convert your designs into 3D products.
  • Large number of templates and models.
  • Compatible with Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6.
  • It has automatic updates.

Price: $ 147 dollars

20. Avocode

Avocode

Avocode allows designers to create their projects through Photoshop, but it will also allow developers to inspect each design element in the web interface or even in the independent Photoshop application. With the help of this plugin we can export from layers, to styles in CSS, Less or Stylus format. To enjoy the scope of Avocode we must pay monthly for the service, although fortunately we offer a free trial of 14 days that we can use without any restriction.

Characteristics:

  • Easily share designs through the plugin.
  • Inspect the design in the application or in the web interface.
  • Export layers and convert to CSS format.

Price: 20 dollars per month.