Top 10 Free Adobe Photoshop plugins

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They say best things in life comes for free,.….So we are happy to bring you the List of 10 best Photoshop plug-ins available for free. There are 1000’s of free Adobe Photoshop plug-ins available all over the internet but these 10 plug-ins or plug-ins pack stood out among them. These Plug-ins from third-party developers provide Photoshop users the ability to add even more capabilities to their Adobe Photoshop® software and, in some cases, can make certain tasks easier and faster. Look here to find the latest, greatest and above all free plug-ins from third-party developers. The list is not complied in any order.

1) The Works : Photoshop Plug-In Filters (Download Link)
This filter pack is been around for quite a long time. These Photoshop Plug-In Filters provide the user with a base of very simple effects that can be handy on a regular basis for Graphic art. These simple filters or combination of filters can be used to create many awesome effects. “The Work” filters pack comprises of :

AlphaWorks : 6 filters with various transparency properties
ColourWorks : 20 filters for modifying the colors in your images
EdgeWorks : 20 filters for producing edge/contour effects
ScreenWorks : 30 filters with different screen/mesh overlays
EmbossWorks : 20 filters containing simple emboss variations
SwapShop : 15 filters that "swap" color values in your images
MasterBlaster : 20 filters to "blast" colors giving a strong cast
Mezzy : 15 filters for producing mezzo and grain effects

2) Vanderlee : Plugins Filters(Download Link)
Vanerlee offers five free and handy plug-ins, which you will find highly useful time to time. Camouflage - The patterns the Camouflage plug-in makes don't have any seams. This means you can use them as textures. You can use the patterns for 3D models or as a background for web sites. They can even be used as a pattern for clothing. The patterns are seamless at any image size. SnowScape - Cover any landscape or object in snow with this Photoshop plug-in. Harmonix - Mix and render harmonic waves with this Photoshop plug-in. Snowflakes - Render falling snowflakes, confetti and other particle effects in Photoshop.

3) Deep Paint 2.0 (Download Link)
Deep Paint offers a realistic painting experience for digital artists and graphics professionals. Deep Paint integrates stroke-by-stroke artistic photo-cloning, fully editable brush and canvas settings, and paint functionality for realistic and stunning paint effects. Experience thickly textured oils, bold acrylics, and dramatic watercolors.

4) Redfield Plugins (Download Link)
Seamless Workshop - is a freeware Adobe Photoshop compatible plugin filter. It composes seamless tile from any image. Also, a "surrealistic modification" of a picture can be produced. It is a powerful tool for texture creators, and a helpful toy for graphic designers. An advanced tileable algorithm is used. The unique 'Seamless Blur' effect can be useful for any available tile-able pattern. Sketch Master Plug-in - This is a manipulation tool for the creation of realistic looking hand-drawings derived from photos. You can simulate various tools such as lead pencil, ink-pencil, crayon, charcoal, airbrush, etc. Three layers with separate settings allow one to produce some effects of stylized fine-arts on all sorts of surfaces (water paper, squared paper, laid paper, canvas, leather, crepe, rag paper or any other kind of surface you wish). A smart random settings generator helps you to create your artwork by simply clicking on the Dice.

5) Richard Rosenman Filters plugins (Download Link)
Richard Rosenman, the maker of Depth of field Generator (DOF Pro) is offering a variety of useful free Photoshop plugins on his website.

3D Sphere Generator - This filter will generate a 3D sphere and allow you to configure many of its properties.
Color Bar Generator - This filter will create color bar templates for computer and television monitor calibration.
Scanlines Generator - This filter will create those hard to produce scanlines on your image to simulate a monitor.
Tiler - This filter will make an image tileable using edge bleeding and blending algorithms.
Pinch - This filter produces pinch distortion on an image.
Superformula - This filter generates a wide variety of geometric shapes using the Superformula. The Superformula, sometimes referred to as the Super shape, was discovered by Johan Gielis. It is a simple formula that can be used to generate a wide variety of geometric shapes. Special thanks to Paul Bourke for allowing his algorithm to be ported to this plugin.
Smart De-Interlacer - This filter performs various de-interlacing procedures with fully customizable convolution controllers.
Pinocchio - This filter performs image distortions using mouse strokes.
6) Telegraphics Plugins (Download Link)
Various Useful and free plug-ins for import/export as well as various other cross-platform functions. Each plugin can be used with all versions of Photoshop (3.0-7.0, CS, CS2), under Mac OS X, 9 and earlier, and Windows.

7) 3D Shadow plug-in (Download Link)
Tired of boring looking text or numbers in your graphics works? Want to improve the looks of your designs, but don't have the time or abilities to do it yourself? Then you will definitely like Lokas Software free 3D Shadow plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photo Paint, Jasc PaintShopPro and other software.

This handy tool easily creates various types of 3D shadows from objects such as letters, numbers, shapes and so on. All settings are present in a single window - transparency level, perspective, shadow color and position, X/Y/Z angles, and some others. Even the seasoned designers are surprised by the simplicity of the plug-in and excellent results it generates. The text, processed with this tool immediately grabs the attention of the viewers. And the fact that 3D Shadow is a freeware makes it very popular among both amateurs and pros.

8) Fotomatic : Photoshop Plug-In Filters
A series of effects based on traditional photography equipment and techniques. They are not meant to be complex or exact matches, merely a quick and easy method to achieve results that are similar to what can be produced via conventional non-digital formats.
Hi-Spot (Link) - A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for high contrast black and white photos.
G-Force (Link) - A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for traditional monochromatic grain effects, and the results are similar to using "fast" B&W camera film, allowing more control than the standard "noise" filters included with most image-editors.
Techni-X (Link) - A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for very high contrast B&W effects which are ideal for certain illustration work.
NightScope ( Link)- A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for adding a basic "night-vision" effect to your digital photographs and/or 2D and 3D computer-generated images.
Pseudo-IR (Link) - A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for creating a similar look when using traditional B&W infra-red film.
SkyGrad (Link) - A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for tinting the sky area of your photographs.
BW-Plus (Link) - A single Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for quickly turning your color images into grayscale, but with the added option of using a colored optical lens filter as you would in traditional B&W photography.
FastFix (Link) - You can modify the brightness, contrast, saturation, red/cyan, green/magenta and blue/yellow balance settings all at the same time.

9) 2D Hyper Clouds (Download Link)
2D HyperClouds is an free Adobe Photoshop plug-in filter which lets you generate cloud textures and plasmas. It is based on Perlin's noise functions, and uses the background and foreground colors to make the clouds palette.

10) Virtual Photographer (Download Link)
virtualPhotographer lets you instantly apply high quality, professional photographic styles to your digital images, with just one click. virtualPhotographer includes over 50 presets that automatically apply combinations of film grain, color modification, B/W, soft focus, high contrast and many artistic effects to achieve the same professional-looking images that used to take hours of photo editing. Get results in seconds. Compatible with Photoshop®, Photoshop® Elements, Paint Shop™ Pro®, Photo-Paint and other popular imaging applications.!

10+1) Luce Effects plugin (Download Link)
Luce is an handy lighting effect plug-in for Photoshop. The volumetric light effects can be created for point or directional Light source. A handy manual is also available for download which explains each function.