Photoshop is the mother of all software collection which Adobe platform have. This software provides many editing features for images like vector graphics and pixel-based images. Everything one need is there in it, one needs to have a broader spectrum of creativity. Even with various features, Photoshop have some limitations.
As a designer you have two choices: Either look for new software that is more versatile which is bit difficult to find, or try to find solution that help to make Photoshop better. Hence, it’s where plugins comes in picture. Plugins are extensions of the software that one can download and install in a program. Following are the various Photoshop plugins:
This plugin helps when you are having issues with the coloring, sizing and naming of your CSS elements. How does it work? It tells you the exact size of the layer in CSS3 codes, the font-size, the color, and family of design element. You just need to copy and paste the code in your CSS editor. CSS3Ps is exact and fast. Click the element, open the plug-in and let it to tell you how the code you need to place.
GuideGuide plugin allows you to create guides for your designs which otherwise is a pain. It precisely and automatically puts guidelines along your design. You just need to enter few numbers and GuideGuide will be drawing a grid on your document.
CSS Hat Plugin helps you to translate layer styles into CSS easily. One just needs to select the layer then the corresponding code will be generating automatically in the panel. It works well for multiple layers even; CSS code will be generated for each selected layer. Just copy and paste the code and you are good to go.
If you want to have cool and detailed background patterns for your design or website. Then you can use this plug-in. It has a vast database of subtle patterns, uploaded patterns from which you can choose easily. Thus you can spend more time on working on functionality of the website. These patterns are of high quality as they are designed by the users themselves and they are subtle. The viewers don’t get distracted with the intricate pattern on your website.
Perfect Resize is used for editing photo. It was earlier known as Genuine Fractals. Perfect Resize program helps to increase image size without losing the details or sharpness. Perfect Resize have almost sixty built-in document presets size that allows you to precisely resize and crop your image in one step. This is basically good for doing headers or background images.
As the flat design trend is increasing, thus it’s difficult for website having skeumorphic design to be transformed into flat designs. It’s where Skeumorphism plugin comes into picture. It removes the unneeded layer effects of the skeumorphic design.
PNG files are becoming necessity in web designing because of its transparency features. It is becoming a very powerful tool in designs of your websites. Because of which, the SuperPNG comes into picture. It does lossless compressions which can be easily read by all modern web browsers. It also supports variable compression, Alpha channel control, metadata saving and ICC profile embedding.
SuitecaseFusion is a font management Photoshop plug-in. It helps users to preview the fonts that they are using to design, helps in organizing them and gives the ease of access. SuiteCase allows you to select and collect fonts from Google Web Fonts and WebINK.
Divine Element is a plugin cum software that helps to convert PSD designs to WordPress themes. It mainly takes into account the blogging industry.
Codly helps in coding Photoshop mobile design, that saves lots of efforts in development and allowing you room for experimentation. With drag-and-drop facility, this plugin generates code for various platforms like Android XML, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows 10.
Thus Photoshop Plugins are helpful for a designer. They are very convenient and instantaneous to use. Good Luck!