Free Photoshop Plugins

Plugins and filters extend Photoshop by providing new funtionality and effects that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to achieve or by simplifying a process. There are lots of plugins that you can buy but we are going to be taking a look at the best of the free plugins!

virtualPhotographer – virtualPhotographer lets you instantly apply high quality, professional photographic styles to your digital images, with just one click


Richard Rosenman – This page features a growing set of (mostly free) Photoshop filters / plugins. Most were developed because I found myself in need of something like this in the past for production. Others were developed because I foresee the need for them in the future


Filter Forge – Software to create your own filters, owners of the software get access to a huge number of user-submitted filters for free. I think this is a great idea – try it out for free for 30 days


Harry’s Filters – Harry’s Filters is a free Photoshop-compatible plugin containing up to 69 different image effects. They were formerly also known under the name ‘VideoRave’


Auto FX Mosaic – Mosaic makes your photos look as if they were created out of a mosaic tile. Photo-realistic depth and variable tile size and color options give this effect an infinite number of looks


Auto FX Dreamy Photo – Dreamy Photo gives images a soft romantic feel. This is a superb effect for enhancing stock photography, digital camera photos and any image you want to add a warm feel to


Telegraphics – Free plugins for Photoshop & Illustrator, and other software


Xero Graphics – A collection of freeware plugins for special effects


FreePhotoshop – Collection of free photshop plugins, also lists free shapes, styles, gradients etc


HDR Soft – Free tone mapping plugin and Photomatix software for creating HDR photographs


Luce – Add advance lighting effects to images with this free plugin


Flaming Pear – A number of free downloads for various effects


Mehdi Plugins – Loads of free plugins for various effects


Little Ink Pot – On this page Little Ink Pot provides free plugins. As always these are quality products created for their usefulness to digital image creators of all levels


Mura’s Filters – Free plugins for Adobe Photoshop and plugin compatible programs (such as Paint Shop Pro, etc.) – available only for Windows


Plugins World – A directory of free and paid plugins for photoshop and other adobe and apple software


Vanderlee – Free and paid plugins and filters


Golden Section Plugin – Now you can instantly draw the golden sections, or other divine proportions, as an aid to composition. This plugin can draw fibonacci sequences such as the golden sections, golden spiral and the golden triangles. In addition it also can draw the harmonious triangles and the rule of thirds


Pog’s Notes – A collection of free photoshop plugins and filters


Photo Plugins – These plugins are photo retouching oriented and can help with various tasks such as sharpening, converting to black and white, bringing out detail, controlling saturation, applying gradient blurs, correcting barrel and pincushion distortion etc


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