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17 Photoshop Plugins To Boost Productivity

Best Photoshop Plugins
Written by Ahfaz Ahmed
Photoshop makes easy for users to achieve amazing effects in their projects with the help of plugins. Plugins allows us to solve different problems in our project easily and fast.
Today we will take a look at 17 Photoshop plugins that will surely boost your productivity. Some of them are free whereas others are premium. But all these plugins are worth using whether they are free or paid.

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Photoshop Plugins That Will Boost Your Productivity

1 – GuideGuide

 
GuideGuide Plugin makes guides creation painless. It offers an easy method of setting up grids and guides. You just need to enter the values for the number of rows and columns. And everything else will be done by GuideGuide. You can check the demo on their website and decide whether it is helpful for you or not.
17 Photoshop Plugins That Will Boost Your Productivity

2 – CSS Hat

 
This plugin is not free but it is worth buying. This plugin will turn your layer into a CSS3 code in just a click. CSS Hat prevents all the effort of writing too much coding to create different styles.  The output code can be copied and pasted on the code editor for editing. This plugin saves a lot of time for developers who spend hours working and writing huge coding.
 
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3 – Layrs Control 2

 
This cool plugin provides a collection of 7 tools that will make your work fast and easy. These 7 tools are:
 
Layer Name Editor – Allows you to rename layers and groups with great control and ease.
 
Remove Unused Effects – Removes unused effects on all selected layers.
 
Flatten All Layers Effects – Allows you to flatten all layers effects on selected layers.
 
Delete Empty Layers – Helps the user to delete all the empty layers in a Photoshop file.
 
Rasterize Smart Objects – Allows user to rasterize all the smart objects.
 
Find Similar Files and Folders – This will help you to find files and folders with similar names.
 
Convert to Smart Object – Allows you to convert every selected layer into individual smart objects.
 
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4 – Save Panel

 
This plugin optimizes file for saving. You can also configure buttons that will save documents to your favorite or desired settings. This plugin allows you to customize the destination folder, Image dimensions, file type, filename and image looks. It also allows you to easily share images with Dropbox. You can create unlimited buttons with different configurations.
 
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5 – Photoshop Web Fonts

 
This is one of the best Photoshop Plugins. Many fonts in Photoshop do not work on the web. This plugin helps users to test their font on a website. It allows users to access more than a thousand fonts from the Google Fonts. The good part is that this amazing plugin is also for free.
 
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6 – Blow Up

 
This paid plugin allows you to enlarge images without any loss in quality. This fast plugin uses the Lightroom integrationwhich supports batch processing. The new version works very fast on Mac and Windows computers.
 
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7 – Glifo

 
Glifo is a Photoshop plugins that allows users to export your PSD’s vector to an icon web font with a single click. This plugin will cost you 19$ but will help you in all your web design projects.
17 Photoshop Plugins That Will Boost Your Productivity

8 – Zeick – Photoshop SVG export

 
This tool allows you to export vector shape layer to SVG files. This plugin is really helpful for web designers and UI designers.  Just select the layer and press the zeick export button and your layer will be cropped and exported to SVG files.
 
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9 – Render.ly

 

lass=”MsoNormal” style=”line-height: 150%;”>Render.ly helps you to add different variants to screens, manage assets, detailed design specs and export them all in a single click. This plugin runs on the latest Adobe Generator technology and is the fastest out there.

 
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10 – Font Awesome

 
This is one of the best free Photoshop plugin for web designers. All the awesome Font Awesome icons can be used in Adobe Photoshop. Just search for the icon and click to create a new layer shape which is easily editable.  
 
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11 – Pixel Dropr

 
This is a wonderful Photoshop Plugin and allows you to create your own piece documents of any pixel size you want. It also allows user to instantly drop your piece into any Photoshop document while you work.  
 
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12 – CSS3Ps

 
This fast Photoshop plugin gives the exactly the size of the layer in CSS3 codes, color and font family of the design element. What you need to do is just copy the CSS3 code in your code editor.
 
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13 – Pngexpress

 
Pngexpress is a Photoshop plugin that slices and exports all your PSD document to individual JPEG and PNG assets.
 
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14 – Lorem Ipsum generator 

 
This free generator allows you to check the looks of your design with the default text. It allows you to customize the text to generate different sentences and paragraphs with a simple click.
 
 

15 – PSD to WordPress

 
I personally used this plugin and all I can say is that it is the best plugin to create WordPress theme without any knowledge of HTML. You can create your own WordPress themes in less than 5 minutes. All the code written by this plugin is SEO friendly and optimized so you need not worry about search rankings.
 
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16 – DevRocket

 
This Photoshop plugin is for iOS developers. This plugin will help you make your iOS workflow more efficient.  Also provides ready to use templates which can be added by a single click. It also provides iOS icon sizes from one piece of artwork.  
 
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17 – Social Kit

 
This Photoshop extension allows you to create amazing social banners. You can create various banners:
 
Facebook – Page, App and Ads
Google+ – Profile and Ads
Twitter – Profile/Cover and Background
YouTube – Profile/Cover, Branded Theme, Ads 
 
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Conclusion

These were some of the best Photoshop plugins that will boost your productivity and will make your work easy and fast. If you are not using these plugins, than start using them now. These plugins will help you in your work making it much better and professional. Apart from these plugins, have you ever used any other plugin which you think is much better than the above mentioned plugins? If yes, share your favorite plugins here with us in the comments section. 

About the author

Ahfaz Ahmed

Ahfaz Ahmed is a young entrepreneur who loves to write on various topics related to Graphic and Web Design. He has worked on many blogs and also works as a Freelancer. Apart from blogging, he is also a graphic designer and a web developer.

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