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10 free Photoshop plugins you must download now

One of the most underutilized hidden gems within Photoshop is the wide breadth of free Photoshop plugins available for use. There are amazing add-ons for improving day-to-day efficiency when working within Photoshop.

In the below compilation, we have rounded up a collection of the 10 must-download plugins. There’s a wide range of awesome plugins featured in this roundup, from a plugin that allows you to import 800 Google web fonts straight into Photoshop to a plugin that can create long shadows within Photoshop in a matter of seconds.

If you haven’t used Photoshop plugins before, I can’t recommend highly enough the benefit of adding some additional functionality, which really leverages the hidden power within Photoshop. Please share in the comments your favorite Photoshop plugins or any other great free plugins missing from the list.

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Free Photoshop plugins list:

1. Fontea


800 Google fonts in your Photoshop. We are not breaking native experience. It’s a part of Photoshop, it’s a plugin.

2. Font Awesome PS

fontawsomeSearch for an icon and click to create a new layer shape which you can easily edit. That’s all you need to do in order to have access to the amazing selection of free Font Awesome icons.

3. CSS3Ps

css3CSS3Ps – free cloud based photoshop plugin that converts your layers to CSS3.

4. Flat iconflat-icon

Use the Flaticon plugin to quickly find the icons you need for your design, without leaving your work enviroment.

5. Layers Control 2layers-control

FREE Photoshop extension.A collection of 7 scripts that make tedious job easier

6. SplasHoldersplash-holder

Get Unsplash’s images directly in Photoshop CC

7. Long Shadowlong-shadow

A Photoshop plugin that create beautiful long shadow effect.

8. Other iconsother-ions

Search all your icons and quickly find the one you are looking for. All the icons are customizable because you can apply them as vector shapes.

9. Inkink

Handling mockups to developer teams can be tricky. As a designer, sometimes I wrongly assume that everyone knows about how photoshop shapes, effects, and typography works. Sometimes lack of specifications leads to inaccurate front-end outputs. Sometimes the final product just doesn’t look exactly as expected. Ink is a plugin that helps you providing few extra important informations about your mockups by documenting your layers, from typography to effects and shape sizes. Now with arboard support!

10. Swatchyswatchy

Folders for your swatches in Photoshop

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