By now you’ve probably heard of Pratik Naik’s Infinite Tools selection. The series was co-created by Naik and his team to streamline some of the gaps they found in Photoshop and make the retouching process fast and fun. The latest addition is Infinite Skin Panel, a plug-in that works with Photoshop CC2021 and later, and is apparently “perfect for any photographer dealing with the need to soften skin”.
Most of the time when we shoot an image, we have a pretty good idea of how we want the final result to look, even before we’ve hit the shutter. But sometimes we want to experiment and see how the image might look processed a different way. And maybe now and again we’ve no idea what we want to do with it and just want to see what our options might be.
Well, the new Infinite Looks plugin for Photoshop from the folks at Infinite Tools lets us do that quickly and easily. It utilises a million LUT files to create an endless amount of different grades that you can preview with just two simple sliders.
Adding keywords to photos manually is a time-consuming process. And if you ask me, it’s very boring, too. But Imagga’s Wordroom could help you to significantly speed things up. It’s an Adobe Lightroom plugin that uses AI to “see” your photos. It scans them and automatically suggests up to 30 keywords, and it’s completely free to download and use.
There are several ways to make cutouts in Photoshop, but now there’s a plugin that does it for you in a matter of seconds. Recently launched by remove.bg, this plugin lets you remove background in a single click. It’s free for download, but there are extra perks if you opt for one of the paid versions.
Earlier this month, Luminar introduced Flex, a plugin that brings Luminar tools to third-party apps. The Luminar team also did a little research to see what plugins for Photoshop are currently available on the market. As a result, they have come up with this extensive list of Photoshop plugins.
The team has collected over 100 different plugins you might find useful, no matter if you’re a photographer, retoucher, designer or do any other creative work in Photoshop. You can check them out below and choose those that you think would work best for you.
Sigma has announced a new plugin which adds X3F import support into Adobe Photoshop CC. Sigma camera users have been mostly limited to using Sigma’s own Sigma Photo Pro software to process their camera’s X3F raw files. A few cameras are supported natively by Adobe Camera RAW, but their recent cameras are not.
Now, though, you can bypass the (rather sluggish) Sigma processing software and bring your X3F files straight into Photoshop.
Shutterstock has been one of the world’s leading microstock agencies for more than a decade now. Like other microstock sites their business model is a simple one. Sell a lot of image licenses very inexpensively, focusing on quantity and bulk sales. For many photographers, that’s not always been an ideal situation. A vast archive of images leaves little room for yours to be noticed.
They want to help improve things, though, with the release of a new plugin for Adobe Photoshop. This plugin allows users to search images to test out watermarked images quickly and easily in their designs. It also suggests similar images, features curated content. It also has buttons to be able to easily license images once you know they work for you, all without leaving Photoshop.
I’m always looking for good stock images to use in my photoshop composites. I find them online, or use the awesome Texture Store. Or I make my own. But sometimes its impossible to find the right image that fits your idea.
And if you do find the right image, it’s at the wrong angle or too small, or not lighted the way you want to. So you’ll just end up with a crappy composite, or spending hours of time to get it right.
A while ago I was preparing a workshop and looking into the possibility to teach everyone about using photoshop’s built in 3D options. Photoshop has been developing integration with 3D for a while and you can even get as far as prepare a file for 3D printing now.
The aptly named Show Focus Points, is a small, but extremely handy Lightroom plugin that allows you to quickly display the focus points your camera used to take each of your photographs. A feature that could vastly improve editing time, especially when working with a focus stack. As Gannon from over at PetaPixel points out, having an option to display focus points seems so obvious, it’s a wonder Lightroom hasn’t built the feature into it’s module in the first place. [Read More…]