18 of the Best Freeware Photoshop Plugins That Actually Work

Comments (28)
  1. George Weaver says:

    Thanks for the tips on plug-ins.

  2. mohit says:

    photo fil

  3. Yaron says:

    There is also “Export Pro” it’s a new plug-in still in beta
    http://www.sugarvds.com/ExportPro/

    Its a one-click exporter for Photoshop, worth taking a look

  4. Nelieta says:

    Filter Forge is excellent but not free and quite pricey.

  5. Wilder says:

    Since it was said that I could give a freeware plug in one that I know of is Colorus the colorwheel

  6. romance340702 says:

    this post is very helpful which iwas looking for.

  7. Michael T. says:

    Appreciate your efforts but most of these look so dated or tacky. The good ones are not free, but you get what you pay for.

    1. Chaser says:

      Agreed. Most are tacky and not worth looking at. ReFocus appears to pretty interesting… deblurring at its finest. Just hope it’s not just another “sharpening” plugin.

  8. Noel says:

    Good list! You even tell us if it’s for 64-bit or not
    What about this one?
    http://www.artistic-effects.com/3d-shadow/

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Editor says:

      We tried that one but couldn’t recommend it because the preview window didn’t let you zoom in/out or pan around. It was stuck at 100% zoom which meant that you can’t see the preview if you were working on a high-res photo.

  9. Bojan Živković says:

    There are and Russel Brown scripts not mentioned here http://www.russellbrown.com/scripts.html,

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Editor says:

      Thanks for the links! We didn’t bump into Russel Brown’s scripts but they look useful. MEHDI has a lot of great filter plugins too

  10. Bojan Živković says:

    On the site MEHDI you can find lot of free Ps plugins. I found most useful Kaleidoscope http://www.mehdiplugins.com/english/kaleidoscope.htm

    1. Michael Goloff says:

      How did you install Kaleidoscope so that it works in
      CS6? I put it the plug-ins folder and also tried using the preferences>plugins to create a different folder and put it in there and pointed the plugin to c:\plugs. Nothing seemed to work.

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