5 of the best Photoshop Plugins 2
Most graphic designers have used Photoshop for years and therefore know the ins and outs of the photo editing software. If you have used the software for a while you will have realised you have used it to its full potential and have felt you will have learned everything on Photoshop. If this is the case and you would like to take your graphic design to the next level, but if you are a Photoshop beginner these plugins aren’t for you so please get to grips with the software and come back and give them a go!
Ever wanted to resize a photo but always lose your quality and ratio? Me too, if you’re a graphic designer perfect picture quality is absolute key. Perfect Resize lets you enlarge any photo without losing quality or ratio. It also offers a crop tool and a straighten tool. It can also enlarge photos taken on mobile phones and create margins for printing photos. Perfect Resize is perfect if you would like to batch resize photos and you can even save two different versions of the same image. Although it comes with a $79.95 price tag it offers a 30-day free trial so you can test the waters with this absolute gem.
‘QR Code Generator’ is the next plugin, that’s right, you guessed it. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It generated QR (as vector masks) which allows you to edit them and lets them use in your designs! QR codes are generated with CMYK so you don’t need to worry about print. The plugin supports lots of different types of QR code types. These include URL, SMS and even business cards! If you are looking for a QR code for plain texts and emails then they also create them for that too! This plugin comes at a cheap price of $19, snap up this bargain and get creating them QR Codes!
When working on a huge project it is very hard to keep all your layers well managed and organised. We have all had the struggle of keeping your project all intact without getting complex. Layrs Control 2 is a solution for your layer management and is a very handy tool when it comes to big scale design projects with multiple layers. You can use the plugin to edit multiple layer names, removing unused effect and deleting empty layers. It also offers to flatten all selected layers and multiple rasterizations. This plugin is an absolute gem which is free of charge and easily downloadable.
If you are an experienced designer you will know the struggle when trying to space out objects exactly in your document. This will save you so much more time instead of eyeball empty space between each object and even saves time but not having to set rulers to mark spaces for you. If you aren’t a fan of spending mass amounts on Photoshop plugins, then this is one for you, even though it costs money it is only a small cost. At $4.90 you can have this plugin and it is extremely helpful and saves a lot of time so you can get that design completed a lot faster.
Many web designers advocate designing in the browsers, and many designers remain wedded to Photoshop when it comes to creating interfaces. The only issue is Photoshop was initially designed as a retouching tool, although in recent years it has taken on features for working with the layout it genuinely still is a clunky tool for dealing with web design. WebZap enables you to create layouts based on a 960-grid system, with web pages broken up into three areas. You can also add buttons, text and styled text across the whole layout. Even though WebZap isn’t free, it isn’t expensive and comes at a price $19 which is very reasonable for you budding web designers.
After reading this article will you be downloading any of the plugins mentioned? If so what ones will you be downloading and why? Thank you for reading this article and please like and leave feedback down in the comment section below!
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