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30+ Free Photoshop Plugins For Photoshop Lovers

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Photoshop is the world’s most powerful image editing software. Photoshop is most common software among the photographers and designers. Photoshop offers many image editing tool, filters, actions and plugins. You can save your much time by using these tools. Today we have decided to share you some useful photo editing plugins. You can perform many difficult tasks by using these plugins. If you love to edit your pictures just have a look on our today’s article “30+ Free Photoshop Plugins For Photoshop Lovers” and edit your images in your custom ways. Enjoy.


AlphaWorks quickly removes black or white values and making the region transparent. There are 6 different options, depending on the type of image you are working on (colour photo, mono photo, lineart).


ColourWorks offers many variations for modifying image colour values in different ways, from subtle correction of your digital photos to more dramatic transformations for artistic effect.


EdgeWorks creates dramatic edge and colour modifications which are best used for experimenting with intense photo transformations for a highly stylized look. Also handy for texture effects.


ScreenWorks provides you with a quick way to add small detailed and repetitive texture overlay effects to areas of your image in one easy step. Add the pattern on top of your image, or make the layer background white.


EmbossWorks gives you a selection of choices for producing various quick and easy embossing styles. They are handy when you need to add a sense of depth or relief to an otherwise flat image.


SwapShop is meant for the easy switching of colour values in your images. Useful for experimenting with interesting combinations and creating surreal or artistic style results.


MasterBlaster is a simple effect for “blasting” intense colour into your images. Ideal for when you need to add dramatic impact to your photos or work, or just to give an image a strong overall cast.


Mezzy will let you create a selection of different grain and mezzo styles. Give your photos a whole new look with these various effects.

contrast master

Performs effective contrast enhancement and creates dramatic contrast looks, photorealistic paintings and HDR-like effects Turns low-contrast photos into vivid and detailed images and transform ordinary photos into interesting and dynamic shots Three local and four global contrast adjustment methods as well as various masking, saturation and brightness options Six modes from the simple Novice Mode to the sophisticated Expert Mode Supports hyperthreading, multiple processors and cores Allows batch processing of image files Processes 8bit and 16bit RGB images

light machine

Shadow/highlight, virtual lighting and color-based photo enhancement toolsCorrects brightness, contrast, color and saturation in shadows and highlights independently of each otherPlace shadow/light spots similar to a real photo studio in Virtual Studio modeAchieve special effects like glows, sunsets, high key and selective b/w effects, replace one color with another and simulate polarizing filtersAllows batch processing of image files Processes 8-bit and 16-bit RGB images

ob/w styler

Simulates whole workflow of B&W photography from shooting a photo to processing it in the lab and framing the end result. Offers B&W conversion, creating traditional B&W effects and styling B&W photos Six different techniques for B/W conversion Simulates 42 historic film types and various ISO rating, lens filters, lab development strategies, paper types, color toners, special lab effects and more. Apply selective B&W, split color, vignette blur and mist effects Wide range of masking features for selectively addressing certain parts of an image. Various modes for beginners, advanced people and experts Allows batch processing of image files Processes 8bit and 16bit RGB and grayscaled images

color styler

Reproduces the whole workflow of color film photography from shooting a photo to processing it in the lab and framing the end result, Simulates 68 color films and many film grain types, lens filters, development strategies, paper types, special lab effects and much more, More than 20 effect types including selective color, split color, vignette, blur and glow effects.

focal blade

Modes for novice as well as advanced users,Support for RGB, Grayscale, Lab and CMYK images with 8-bit and 16-bit per channel,64-bit versions for Windows and MacOS X,Full flexibility with one, two and three pass workflows,Softproof option for simulating the look of a print on screen, Full scripting and smart filter support,Batch processing with the help of actions or scripts,Ultra fast rendering with hyperthreading, dual/quad core and multiple processors, Auto sharpening for five display types as well as inkjet, continuous tone and halftone printing.

noise control

Effectively removes image noise while preserving details and photographic quality, Automatic calculation of effective denoising settings by measuring noise or evaluating EXIF data…………

photo freebies

PhotoFreebies is a collection of free plugins for performing useful photo manipulations and effects e.g. sepia effects, saturation gradients, b/w conversion, color space transformations and many more. Some of them have a dialog with adjustable controls whereas others are applied instantly without displaying a dialog.

harry’s filter

Harry’s Filters lets you choose the appropriate effect without hassling through different menus and dialogs. The main effect categories are called Color, Artistic, Gradients, Patterns, Warp, Noise, En/Decrypt, Other and Nature. They include filters for changing the image color or mood, for creating artistic effects, producing colorful gradients or impressive patterns, warping images and adding special noise effects to image. Additionally they let you encrypting and decrypting images with 64 bit keys, produce zoom, mirror or paint effects as well as natural effects like lightning, tornado and polar lights.



Plugin Galaxy 2 is a plugin for creating special effects and enhancing images with the help of more than 160 basic effects. It works under Windows and Mac OS X in dozens of graphics applications including Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, PhotoPlus, Photo-Paint, IrfanView and PhotoImpact. It supports 8bit and 16bit RGB and grayscale images.

plug-in commander

Using plugins, tubes or other add-ons in a graphics, video or animation application can be a frustrating experience. As your effect collection grows your application needs longer to start up and you,are menus and lists become cluttered making it very difficult to find the particular effect you are looking for. Now you can take control of your effects using Plugin Commander.

color washer

Corrects the colors, contrast, exposure, saturation and shadow/highlights of digital and scanned images, Automatic, semi-automatic and manual tools for correcting, enhancing and restoring photos, Offers an Easy Mode and Expert Mode,Allows batch processing of image files,Processes 8bit and 16bit RGB images

Water Ripples

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.


Fractalius plugin creates unusual, eccentric artworks in a single step. The effects are based on extraction of so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. You can also simulate various types of exotic lightings and high realistic pencil sketches.

Sketch Master

 Sketch Master Plug-in – This is a manipulation tool for the creation of realistic looking hand-drawings derived from photos. You can simulate various tools such as lead pencil, ink-pencil, crayon, charcoal, airbrush, etc. Three layers with separate settings allow one to produce some effects of stylized fine-arts on all sorts of surfaces (water paper, squared paper, laid paper, canvas, leather, crepe, rag paper or any other kind of surface you wish). Sketch Master Plug-in is compatible with Texturation 3D texture database.


iEmboss plugin creates a colorful emboss which can be applied over an image or pattern. You can simulate various embossing surfaces like melted glass, stamping foil, curved stone, decorative concrete, iron castings, ets


 Umatrix Plugin – Synthesizer of Geometric Abstractions. A multifunctional tool for creation of composite images by layering a myriad various 3d objects. Fast high-quality rendering and realtime preview. The smart random settings generator helps you to create a complete artwork with just a few mouse clicks. The plug-in comes with a collection of drawing objects (130 items).

Jama 3D

 Jama 3D is a freeware Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in filter. It’s the simplest way to create corrugated and cellular like patterns from 2D images. You can easily make various bricks and herring bone textures. Sequenced filtering produces bizarre unreal deformations of the original picture, crumpled paper effect, etc. Using different 2D shapes on a transparent layer produces complicated 3D border effects. The edge antialiasing option improves the dithering. The filter is extremely compact and accessible.

Local Contrast Enhancement

This plugin’s main purpose is to bring out detail.This is accomplished by increasing the contrast between a pixel’s value and the mean value of the adjacent pixels in a local area of the photo.You can control the amount of the increase of contrast, the size of the local area and the amount of blending with the original photo. Here are some before/after samples:

High Pass Sharpening

This is a plugin to sharpen photos with the classic high pass method. The user can adjust the high pass filter radius, and control the blending with the original image. A high pass output preview is also available to help the user adjust the filter radius up to the point the edges to be sharpened show up. High pass sharpening is generally considered to produce less halos and other sharpening artifacts than USM.

Soft Focus

This plugins applies a soft focus effect, which is often usefull  in portraits or fashion photography. There are controls to adjust the focus softness, the overall strength of the effect and the blending mode of  the overlayed blured image.

Lens Correction

This plugin corrects barrel and pincushion distortions that many  zoom camera lenses.produce. Just move the sliders to the left to correct barrel distortion, and to the right to correct pincushion . Many thanks to Martin Vicanek  who provided the code for this plugin.

Gradient Blur

This plugin apllies a gradient blur that can help us draw the viewes attention to the photograph’s main subject. There are sliders to control the position where the blur starts and it’s strength.  A preview mask can be displayed, and there is a selection between horizontal, verical and radial blurs.

3D Shadow

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. Even the seasoned designers are surprised by the simplicity of the plug-in and excellent results it generates. The text, processed with this tool immediately grabs the attention of the viewers.

Smart Refinment

Smart Refinement Filter is an Adobe Photoshop® plug-in for photographic images enhancement.This plug-in allows: sharpness and depth-of-field (DOF) enhancement, and noise (dust) reduction.

Stereogram Lab

Stereogram Lab Filter is a stereogram maker plug-in, which allows to generate Hidden Image Stereograms right in your Photoshop, which is quite convenient. This filter is free and you can use it both for commercial and non-commercial purposes, however, distributing the filter itself is not allowed.


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