July 26, 2006

10 free Photoshop plug-ins

Extreme Tech magazine has posted an overview of 10 free Photoshop plug-ins, yours for the downloading. The list includes Luce (for lighting effects), various Flaming Pear tools, Dust & Scratch Remover from Polaroid, Virtual Photographer, Border Mania (no relation to politics), Camouflage & Night Vision, and Auto FX Mosaic. [Via]
In a plug-in-related vein…

  • Filter Forge brings the spirit of the late, sometimes lamented Filter Factory into the 21st century. The tool offers “a visual node-based editor allowing you to create your own filters – textures, effects, distortions, backgrounds, you name it.”
  • Artlandia’s SymmetryShop and SymmertryWorks for Photoshop and Illustrator look like pretty slick and powerful ways to jam out repeating artwork. They’re not cheap, but for textile & clothing designers, I can imagine them being invaluable.
  • Macworld has posted a roundup of review of five Photoshop plug-ins (Exposure, FocalBlade, iCorrect Edit Lab Pro, PhotoKit Color, and Noiseware Professional).
  • You might want to check out the comprehensive Photoshop-Filters.com, as well as the Photoshop Blog’s list of plug-ins & plug-in resources. And the Photoshop product pages list a variety of plug-ins as well.
Posted by John Nack at 3:00 PM on July 26, 2006


  • Greg — 9:37 PM on July 26, 2006

    Remember Specular’s Texturescape? It was a very cool application for generating tilable -vector- patterns and textures. A really cool app that would fit right in to the Flash-centric web of today. I think I still have a copy of it along with a floppy disk of John Knoll’s CyberMesh. Ah, the good ole days!

  • Jan Kabili — 7:46 PM on July 31, 2006

    I’m proud to take credit for the Macworld reviews of Exposure and Photokit Color 2.0.
    Jan Kabili

  • Mike Bedford — 8:27 PM on August 01, 2006

    You like plug-ins, check out Plugs ‘N Pixels (http://www.plugsnpixels.com)! I’ve got your blog listed on the Links page too ;-).

  • Mike Bedford — 5:29 PM on December 10, 2006

    The URL for Plugs ‘N Pixels has been revised to http://www.plugsandpixels.com
    [Thanks for the update. –J.]

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