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10 Amazing Free Photoshop Plugins

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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Today I’d like to show you some cool and pretty useful and free Photoshop plugins.

1. Free Photoshop Plugins – Water Ripples

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Water Ripples is a freeware Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in filter. The highly realistic water ripples effect designer has numerous options as well as an impressive 3D quality. The random settings generator produces unlimited variations of rippled surfaces.

2. Free Photoshop Plugins – 3D Shadow

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This handy tool easily creates various types of 3D shadows from objects such as letters, numbers, shapes and so on. All settings are present in a single window – transparency level, perspective, shadow color and position, X/Y/Z angles, and some others.

3. Free Photoshop Plugins – Luce

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With Luce you can add a variety of light beams, moonlight effects and the like to your images and designs. The plugin will open a box where you can adjust the intensity of the effect.

4. Free Photoshop Plugins – Night Vision

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The NightVision plugin can make any image look like the ones from night vision goggles, a black & white security camera or CCTV system. It’s also possible to make them look like infra-red photos. Or you can just use the interlace feature to make an image look like a TV picture. You can even use it to enhance real night images!

5. Free Photoshop Plugins – Circle to Square

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As the name says, this plugin changes circle shapes into squares. It does so by warping the global shape but preserving the local shape, so inner details of the original shape aren’t lost.

6.Free Photoshop Plugins – B/W Conversion

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This black-white conversion tool allows total control over the tonal response of Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue and Magenta, and the intermediate hues. The user can boost each color’s tonal response all the way up to white or limit it down to black, without affecting the other colors at all.

7.Free Photoshop Plugins – Craquelure 3D

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This filter creates a wide range of craquelure effects. The filter is useful in designing various abstract patterns, decorative surfaces and construction materials. Two independent craquelure layers can be controlled to achieve an amazing variety of texture effects, from etched metal and silk plaster to melted glass and water ripples. Random settings generator helps you to quickly and easily produce unlimited variations of craquelured surfaces.

8.Free Photoshop Plugins – Noise Shampoo

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Noise Shampoo is an edge-preserving smoothing filter that helps to reduce noise on pictures without destroying too many details.

9.Free Photoshop Plugins – Julia World

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Julia ‘s curves are a family of mathematical curves (fractals) renowned for their beauties. This plugin is extremely simple : To track down an interesting curve, use the Julia control or press the Random button (that’s all !). Besides, it allows endless zooming and colour customizing.

10. Free Photoshop Plugins – Fine Threshold

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Unlike the traditional threshold command of Photoshop, the plugin Fine Threshold allows to get quickly, anti-aliased and sharp shapes.


I hope you liked at least some of the plugins that I found for you and they can help you with your creative work. Let me know which one you liked best, and share this post with your friends! 🙂

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