However versatile Photoshop might be, some things cannot be done with only its default tools. This is where plugins come in handy; they are programs that run within Photoshop to extend the native functions that the program already offers. They also add new functions that are applied in the form of new filters, adjustments of image or actions while running Photoshop.
Since Photoshop does not have specific tools in each area, we recommend that you use Photoshop plugins. If you are wondering where to start, fret not. We have a list of plugins to help make your editing workflow as simple and easy as possible.
Here are some commonly used plugins:
ON1 Effects: This plugin can also work as a stand-alone program. You can use it to add numerous effects to your image owing to the number of filters it has. You can even mix-up these filters to come up with something new.
Pixel plugin: The plugin provides you with numerous stock images that you can use for experimentation or even background enhancement. Depending on the needs of your project, you can browse images according to popularity or use specific tags.
RH Hover Colour Picker: Although Photoshop has a built-in colour picker, it can be hectic to use it due to its complexity. RH Hover is better, easier to use and only shows up when you hover over its minimized version. You can therefore get a full view of your project without any obstruction.