The simple explanation of plugins is that they basically are software additions that allow a certain level of customization in the program to unleash its functionality and to make certain things simpler.
Photoshop just its other family members like Illustrator and After effects also provide the functionality to install plugin generated by third-parties. We have here created a list of some of the best plugins that you can use with Photoshop.
While Luminar is a full-featured stand-alone application, you can also install and run it as a plug-in for other popular photo editing software. Luminer as a plugin can be used in various photo editing softwares like Photoshop, Lightroom, Apple Aperture, etc. Along with mind-blowing AI tools, exclusive filters, instant looks, and a photo organizer, Luminar 4 contains dozens of essentials packed into an innovative, intuitive interface.
2. Free Stock Search
This free plugin/extension allows you to search on stock photo websites like unsplash.com, pixabay.com, and pexels.com for free stock photos. All photos can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
Not only Photoshop but this extension also works with other softwares like InDesign, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere Pro.
3. RH Hover Color picker
RH Hover Color picker a clean, modern color interface that didn't look like an aircraft control panel, it presents both sliders and a color widget prominently, cleanly and then gets right out of the way when you want the screen space back because we don't always want our digital canvas obscured by interface panels. This Color Picker happily hides away from you while your painting- and only pops back to full-sized when you Hover over it's minimized version.
4. Fontself Maker
Fontself Maker is a plugin for Photoshop CC to quickly turn any lettering into OpenType fonts. This Plugin can let you make professional-looking fonts in minutes. It is also available for Adobe Illustrator. The Photoshop plugin lets you create colorful OpenType SVG fonts.
5. Layrs Control
Layrs Control is a free collection of 7 scripts to make your layers management easier in Photoshop. It provides seven main features, including a layer name editor and options to remove any unused effects, flatten all layer effects, delete empty layers to cut down the file size, rasterize smart objects, find similar files & folders, and also allows you to covert every selected layer into individual smart objects.
This Photoshop plugin lets you transform any static photoshop design into videos. With the use of this plugin, you can easily turn your Photoshop documents into videos, enhance your videos with custom animation, royalty-free stock footage, images, soundtracks, or voice-over right from the plugin. And also your Powtoon media library is synced with Photoshop, so you can add new images and edit existing ones directly in Photoshop without importing or exporting.