They say best things in life comes for free,.….So we are happy to bring you the List of 10 best Photoshop plug-ins available for free. There are 1000’s of free Adobe Photoshop plug-ins available all over the internet but these 10 plug-ins or plug-ins pack stood out among them. These Plug-ins from third-party developers provide Photoshop users the ability to add even more capabilities to their Adobe Photoshop? software and, in some cases, can make certain tasks easier and faster. Look here to find the latest, greatest and above all free plug-ins from third-party developers. The list is not complied in any order .
1) The Works : Photoshop Plug-In Filters (Download Link)
This filter pack is been around for quite a long time. These Photoshop Plug-In Filters provide the user with a base of very simple effects that can be handy on a regular basis for Graphic art. These simple filters or combination of filters can be used to create many awesome effects. “The Work” filters pack comprises of :
AlphaWorks : 6 filters with various transparency properties
ColourWorks : 20 filters for modifying the colors in your images
EdgeWorks : 20 filters for producing edge/contour effects
ScreenWorks : 30 filters with different screen/mesh overlays
EmbossWorks : 20 filters containing simple emboss variations
SwapShop : 15 filters that "swap" color values in your images
MasterBlaster : 20 filters to "blast" colors giving a strong cast
Mezzy : 15 filters for producing mezzo and grain effects
2) Vanderlee : Plugins Filters (Download Link)
Vanerlee offers five free and handy plug-ins, which you will find highly useful time to time. Camouflage - The patterns the Camouflage plug-in makes don't have any seams. This means you can use them as textures. You can use the patterns for 3D models or as a background for web sites. They can even be used as a pattern for clothing. The patterns are seamless at any image size. SnowScape - Cover any landscape or object in snow with this Photoshop plug-in. Harmonix - Mix and render harmonic waves with this Photoshop plug-in. Snowflakes - Render falling snowflakes, confetti and other particle effects in Photoshop.
3) Deep Paint 2.0 (Download Link)
Deep Paint offers a realistic painting experience for digital artists and graphics professionals. Deep Paint integrates stroke-by-stroke artistic photo-cloning, fully editable brush and canvas settings, and paint functionality for realistic and stunning paint effects. Experience thickly textured oils, bold acrylics, and dramatic watercolors.
4) Redfield Plugins (Download Link)
Seamless Workshop - is a freeware Adobe Photoshop compatible plugin filter. It composes seamless tile from any image. Also, a "surrealistic modification" of a picture can be produced. It is a powerful tool for texture creators, and a helpful toy for graphic designers. An advanced tileable algorithm is used. The unique 'Seamless Blur' effect can be useful for any available tile-able pattern. 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). A smart random settings generator helps you to create your artwork by simply clicking on the Dice.
5) Richard Rosenman Filters plugins (Download Link)
Richard Rosenman, the maker of Depth of field Generator (DOF Pro) is offering a variety of useful free Photoshop plugins on his website.
3D Sphere Generator - This filter will generate a 3D sphere and allow you to configure many of its properties.
Color Bar Generator - This filter will create color bar templates for computer and television monitor calibration.
Scanlines Generator - This filter will create those hard to produce scanlines on your image to simulate a monitor.
Tiler - This filter will make an image tileable using edge bleeding and blending algorithms.
Pinch - This filter produces pinch distortion on an image.
Superformula - This filter generates a wide variety of geometric shapes using the Superformula. The Superformula, sometimes referred to as the Super shape, was discovered by Johan Gielis. It is a simple formula that can be used to generate a wide variety of geometric shapes. Special thanks to Paul Bourke for allowing his algorithm to be ported to this plugin.
Smart De-Interlacer - This filter performs various de-interlacing procedures with fully customizable convolution controllers.
Pinocchio - This filter performs image distortions using mouse strokes.
6) Telegraphics Plugins (Download Link)
Various Useful and free plug-ins for import/export as well as various other cross-platform functions. Each plugin can be used with all versions of Photoshop (3.0-7.0, CS, CS2), under Mac OS X, 9 and earlier, and Windows.
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